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Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65

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In the second volume of his three-part history, a monumental trilogy that began with andlt;Iandgt;Parting the Waters,andlt;/Iandgt; winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Taylor Branch portrays the Civil Rights Movement at its zenith, recounting the climactic struggles as they commanded the national stage.

Synopsis:

In the second volume of the three-part trilogy of monumental history that began with the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Parting the Waters", Taylor Branch recreates the dramas that affected every American as the civil rights movement grew in size, impact, and intensity. of photos.

Synopsis:

In the second volume of his three-part history, a monumental trilogy that began with Parting the Waters, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Taylor Branch portrays the Civil Rights Movement at its zenith, recounting the climactic struggles as they commanded the national stage.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [620]-716) and index.

About the Author

Taylor Branch is the bestselling author of Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63 (which won the Pulitzer Prize), Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65, At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968; and The Clinton Tapes. Branch is a former staff member of The Washington Monthly, Harper's, and Esquire. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface to Pillar of Fire

PART ONE

BIRMIGHAM TIDES

1 Islam in Los Angeles

2 Prophets in Chicago

3 LBJ in St. Augustine

4 Gamblers in Law

5 To Vote in Mississippi: Advance by Retreat

6 Tremors: L.A. to Selma

7 Marx in the White House

8 Summer Freeze

9 Cavalry: Lowenstein and the Church

10 Mirrors in Black and White

11 Against All Enemies

12 Frontiers on Edge: The Last Month

PART TWO

NEW WORLDS PASSING

13 Grief

14 High Councils

15 Hattiesburg Freedom Day

16 Ambush

17 Spreading Poisons

18 The Creation of Muhammad Ali

19 Shaky Pulpits

20 Mary Peabody Meets the Klan

21 Wrestling with Legends

22 Filibusters

23 Pilgrims and Empty Pitchers

24 Brushfires

PART THREE

FREEDOM SUMMER

25 Jail Marches

26 Bogue Chitto Swamp

27 Beachheads

28 Testing Freedom

29 The Cow Palace Revolt

30 King in Mississippi

31 Riot Politics

32 Crime, War, and Freedom School

33 White House Etiquette

34 A Dog in the Manger: The Atlantic City Compromise

35 "We see the giants..."

36 Movements Unbound

PART FOUR

"LORD, MAKE ME PURE — BUT NOT YET"

37 Landslide

38 Nobel Prize

39 To the Valley: The Downward King

40 Saigon, Audubon, and Selma

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations Used in Source Notes

Notes

Major Works Cited in Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684848099
Author:
Branch, Taylor
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
King, martin luther, jr., 1929-1968
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Civil rights movements
Subject:
United States History 1961-1969.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Civil rights movements -- United States.
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
martin luther king, civil rights movement, i have a dream, march on washington, montogmery bus boycott rosa parks, birmingham church bombing, assassination martin luther king, mlk day, pillar of fire, at canaan s edge, king years, pulitzer prize, carry me
Subject:
martin luther king, civil rights movement, i have a dream, march on washington, montogmery bus boycott rosa parks, birmingham church bombing, assassination martin luther king, mlk day, pillar of fire, at canaan s edge, king years, pulitzer prize, carry me
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
America in the King Years
Series Volume:
99-17
Publication Date:
January 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 pp b/w photos
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 34.545 oz

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History and Social Science » World History » Africa
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"Synopsis" by , In the second volume of the three-part trilogy of monumental history that began with the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Parting the Waters", Taylor Branch recreates the dramas that affected every American as the civil rights movement grew in size, impact, and intensity. of photos.
"Synopsis" by , In the second volume of his three-part history, a monumental trilogy that began with Parting the Waters, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Taylor Branch portrays the Civil Rights Movement at its zenith, recounting the climactic struggles as they commanded the national stage.
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