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Pillar of fire : America in the King years, 1963-65

Author: Taylor Branch
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 1999, ©1998.
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Examines the jailing of Martin Luther King, jr., the end of segregation, and the growing rifts in the civil rights movement that led to calls for a more violent reaction to racism.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Taylor Branch
ISBN: 0684848090 9780684848099
OCLC Number: 428823064
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: ©1998.
"A Touchstone book."
Description: xiv, 746 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: ContentsPreface to Pillar of FirePART ONEBIRMIGHAM TIDES1 Islam in Los Angeles2 Prophets in Chicago3 LBJ in St. Augustine4 Gamblers in Law5 To Vote in Mississippi: Advance by Retreat6 Tremors: L.A. to Selma7 Marx in the White House8 Summer Freeze9 Cavalry: Lowenstein and the Church10 Mirrors in Black and White11 Against All Enemies12 Frontiers on Edge: The Last MonthPART TWONEW WORLDS PASSING13 Grief14 High Councils15 Hattiesburg Freedom Day16 Ambush17 Spreading Poisons18 The Creation of Muhammad Ali19 Shaky Pulpits20 Mary Peabody Meets the Klan21 Wrestling with Legends22 Filibusters23 Pilgrims and Empty Pitchers24 BrushfiresPART THREEFREEDOM SUMMER25 Jail Marches26 Bogue Chitto Swamp27 Beachheads28 Testing Freedom29 The Cow Palace Revolt30 King in Mississippi31 Riot Politics32 Crime, War, and Freedom School33 White House Etiquette34 A Dog in the Manger: The Atlantic City Compromise35 "We see the giants..."36 Movements UnboundPART FOUR"LORD, MAKE ME PURE -- BUT NOT YET"37 Landslide38 Nobel Prize39 To the Valley: The Downward King40 Saigon, Audubon, and SelmaEpilogueAcknowledgmentsAbbreviations Used in Source NotesNotesMajor Works Cited in NotesIndex
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PILLAR OF FIRE, the second volume of Taylor Branch's acclaimed history of the Civil Rights Movement, is a monumental chronicle of the movement which changed America.  Read more...

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Trevor Coleman Detroit Free Press The strength of Pillar of Fire lies in Branch's unsurpassed ability to bring the reader into the moment, enabling one to almost feel the tension of the times. Bill Read more...

 
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