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The spirit and the shotgun : armed resistance and the struggle for civil rights

Author: Simon Wendt
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2007.
Series: New perspectives on the history of the South.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Spirit and the Shotgun explores the role of armed self-defense in tandem with nonviolent protests in the African American freedom struggle of the 1950s and 1960s. Confronted with violent attacks by the Ku Klux Klan and other racist terrorists, southern blacks adopted Martin Luther King's philosophy of nonviolent resistance as a tactic, Wendt argues, but at the same time armed themselves out of necessity and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Wendt
ISBN: 0813030188 9780813030180 9780813035659 0813035651
OCLC Number: 70630403
Description: xi, 279 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Black self-defense and the emergence of nonviolent protest --
Gandhi, God, and guns in Tuscaloosa --
The Deacons for Defense and Justice --
Armed resistance and the Mississippi movement --
Black power and white fear --
Black manhood and the end of nonviolence --
Conclusion.
Series Title: New perspectives on the history of the South.
Responsibility: Simon Wendt.
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Explores the role of armed self-defense in tandem with nonviolent protests in the African American freedom struggle of the 1950s and 1960s. This study reevaluates black militants such as Malcolm X  Read more...

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Simon Wendt's The Spirit and the Shotgun finally brings the story of armed self-defense into its rightful place in the history of the civil rights movement. This well-researched book will deepen our Read more...

 
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