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Fighting for social justice : the life story of David Burgess

Author: David S Burgess
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Through his narrative, David Burgess connects his fight for the welfare of others to the broader politics of twentieth-century America. Burgess combines his belief in pacifism, work with international aid agencies, and inner city Christian ministry to demonstrate the connections between international social movements in America, Canada, and Asia." "Fighting for Social Justice is a memoir about struggles for social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: David S Burgess; David S Burgess
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David S Burgess
ISBN: 0814328997 9780814328996
OCLC Number: 43977545
Description: 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 A Boyhood in China, 1917-1926 17 --
2 A Privileged Adolescence in the Great Depression, 1926-1935 23 --
3 Student Activist, 1930s-Style, at Oberlin College, 1935-1939 30 --
4 Learning the Ways of Washington, 1939-1940 34 --
5 Tumult at Union Theological Seminary, 1940-1942 38 --
6 Missionaries to Migrants, 1942-1943 45 --
7 Chaplain to the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, 1944-1947 55 --
8 Battle to Save the Delmo Homes, 1945-1947 61 --
9 Cutting My Teeth as an Urban Labor Organizer, 1947-1949 72 --
10 Crusade to Elect Frank Graham, 1949-1950 84 --
11 Fellowship of Southern Churchmen, 1942-1955 90 --
12 Leading the CIO in Georgia, 1951-1955 96 --
13 FBI Investigates Me, 1955 and 1966 104 --
14 Return to Asia, 1955-1960 110 --
15 Leading the Peace Corps in Indonesia, 1963-1964 121 --
16 Opening Up the Peace Corps to Blue-Collar Workers, 1964-1965 128 --
17 With UNICEF in East Asia, 1966-1972 132 --
18 Painful Birth of Bangladesh, 1970-1972 143 --
19 Voice of UNICEF in North America, 1972-1977 150 --
20 Finding a New Direction at Newark's Zion Church, 1979-1986 187 --
21 St. Stephan's Church, 1979-1989 194 --
22 Newark: A Tale of Two Cities, 1979-1990 199 --
23 Heading Up the Metropolitan Ecumenical Ministry, 1981 and 1984-1990 204 --
24 My Brush with Death and My Spiritual Renewal, 1989-1990 212.
Responsibility: David S. Burgess ; foreword by Bill Moyers.

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The autobiography of a retired labour activist, former United Nations official, former US Foreign Service officer and Christian minister who dedicated his life to serving the poor and fighting for  Read more...

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