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At Canaan's edge : America in the King years, 1965-68

Author: Taylor Branch
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2006.
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This book concludes a 3-volume history of American race, violence, and democracy. As the book begins, King and his movement are one decade into an epic struggle for the promises of democracy. The quest to cross Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965 engages the conscience of the world, strains the civil rights coalition, and embroils King with the U.S. government. After Selma, freedom workers are murdered,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Branch, Taylor.
At Canaan's edge.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2006
(DLC) 2005040177
(OCoLC)62118415
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Taylor Branch
ISBN: 9781416558712 1416558713
OCLC Number: 607670950
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 1039 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Selma: the last revolution --
High tide --
Crossroads in freedom and war --
Passion.
Responsibility: Taylor Branch.
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Chronicles dramatic campaigns in Mississippi and Alabama, King's tormented alliance with Lyndon Johnson, his painful break with Stokey Carmichael over black power, and persecution by Hoover's FBI.  Read more...

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