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Pure fire : self-defense as activism in the civil rights era

Author: Christopher B Strain
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pure Fire is a history of self-defense as it was debated and practiced during the civil rights era of the 1950s and 1960s. Moving beyond the realm of organized protests and demonstrations,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher B Strain
ISBN: 0820326860 9780820326863 0820326879 9780820326870
OCLC Number: 56111861
Description: viii, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : pure fire --
Gon' be treated right : self-defense in black history --
The other cheek : the possibilities of nonviolence, 1955-1956 --
People with strength : questioning the nonviolent ideal, 1957-1962 --
We assert and affirm : self-defense finds a spokesman, 1963-1964 --
A brand new negro : self-defense in action, 1965-1966 --
Code 1199, officer needs help : rioting as self-defense in Watts, 1965 --
Blood to the horse's brow : self-defense used and abused, 1966-1968 --
Conclusion : the courage to talk back.
Responsibility: Christopher B. Strain.
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