Martin Luther King Jr
By (author) John A. Kirk
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Martin Luther King Jr by John A. Kirk
Book DescriptionCombining the latest insights from KIng biographies and movement histories, this book provides an up-to-date critical analysis of the relationship between King and the wider civil rights movement. Delivering a fresh perspective on the relationship between 'the man and the movement', Kirk argues that it is the interactionbetween national and local movement concerns that is essential to understanding King's leadership and black activism in the 1950s and 1960s. Kirk examines King's strengths and his limitations, and weighs the role that king played in then movement alongside the contributions of other civil rights organizations and leaders, and local civil rights activists. Suitable for undergraduate courses in 20th century US history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780582414310
(211mm x 134mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John A. Kirk
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, Paperback (July 2013)
John Kirk presents the life of Martin Luther King in the context of the American civil rights movement placing him at the centre of the Afro-American fight for equality and recognition.
Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, Hardback (August 2007)» View all books by John A. Kirk
Combining the latest scholarship with John Kirk's informed commentary, this sourcebook throws a powerful light on the civil rights movement and its most influential leader. Bringing together the latest debates and scholarship, Kirk provides a clear, helpful and essential volume to introduce readers to key topics, debates and scholars in the field.
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Author Biography - John A. Kirk
Dr. John A. Kirk is senior lecturer in American history at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is author of Redefining the Color Line: Black Activism in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1940-1970 (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002), which won the J. G. Ragsdale book award. He has also published numerous articles and essays on the civil rights movement in the United States.
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