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From civil rights to human rights : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the struggle for economic justice

Author: Thomas F Jackson; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2007.
Series: Politics and culture in modern America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing widely on published and unpublished archival sources, Jackson explains the contexts and meanings of King's increasingly open call for "a radical redistribution of political and economic power" in American cities, the nation, and the world. The mid-1960s ghetto uprisings were in fact revolts against unemployment, powerlessness, police violence, and institutionalized racism, he argued. His final dream, a Poor  Read more...
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Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King; Martin Luther King
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas F Jackson; Martin Luther King, Jr.
ISBN: 0812239695 9780812239690 9780812220896 0812220897
OCLC Number: 71810156
Description: 459 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Pilgrimage to Christian socialism --
The least of these --
Seed time in the winter of reaction --
The American Gandhi and direct action --
The dreams of the masses --
Jobs and freedom --
Malignant kinship --
The secret heart of America --
The war on poverty and the democratic socialist dream --
Egyptland --
The world house --
Power to poor people.
Series Title: Politics and culture in modern America.
Responsibility: Thomas F. Jackson.
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From Civil Rights to Human Rights examines King's lifelong commitments to economic equality, racial justice, and international peace. Drawing upon broad research in published sources and unpublished  Read more...

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