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Description - Martin Luther King Jr. by John A. Kirk

Kirk's book offers an up-to-date assessment of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement, incorporating insights from the most recent scholarship. In doing so, he delivers a fresh perspective on the relationship between 'the man and the movement,' arguing that it is the interaction between 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 the movement alongside the contributions of other civil rights organisations and leaders, and local civil rights activists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780582414310
ISBN-10: 0582414318
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 134mm x 14mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Longman
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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.