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Memphis in 1968 was ruled by a paternalistic "plantation mentality" embodied in its good-old-boy mayor, Henry Loeb. Wretched conditions, abusive white supervisors, poor education, and low wages locked most black workers into poverty. Then two sanitation workers were chewed up like garbage in the back of a faulty truck, igniting a public employee strike that brought to a boil long-simmering issues of racial injustice.

With novelistic drama and rich scholarly detail, Michael Honey brings to life the magnetic characters who clashed on the Memphis battlefield: stalwart black workers; fiery black ministers; volatile, young, black-power advocates; idealistic organizers and tough-talking unionists; the first black members of the Memphis city council; the white upper crust who sought to prevent change or conflagration; and, finally, the magisterial Martin Luther King Jr., undertaking a Poor People's Campaign at the crossroads of his life, vilified as a subversive, hounded by the FBI, and seeing in the working poor of Memphis his hopes for a better America.

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"The definitive appreciation of the Memphis garbage strike, one of the pivotal human-rights moments in late twentieth-century America."'"David Levering Lewis

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The definitive history of the epic struggle for economic justice that became Martin Luther King Jr.'s last crusade.

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Memphis in 1968 was ruled by a paternalistic "plantation mentality" embodied in its good-old-boy mayor, Henry Loeb. Wretched conditions, abusive white supervisors, poor education, and low wages locked most black workers into poverty. Then two sanitation workers were chewed up in the back of a faulty truck, igniting a months-long public-employee strike that would shake the nation. With novelistic drama and rich scholarly detail, this "first-rate chronicle" (Seattle Times) relates the riveting story of the 1968 strike that shook Memphis'"and claimed Martin Luther King's life.

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Michael K. Honey is a professor of African American and labor studies and American history at the University of Washington, Tacoma, and the author of two prize-winning books on labor and civil rights history. He lives in Tacoma.

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ISBN:
9780393330533
Author:
Honey, Michael K.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Publication Date:
20080131
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages of illustrations
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , "The definitive appreciation of the Memphis garbage strike, one of the pivotal human-rights moments in late twentieth-century America."'"David Levering Lewis
"Synopsis" by , The definitive history of the epic struggle for economic justice that became Martin Luther King Jr.'s last crusade.
"Synopsis" by , Memphis in 1968 was ruled by a paternalistic "plantation mentality" embodied in its good-old-boy mayor, Henry Loeb. Wretched conditions, abusive white supervisors, poor education, and low wages locked most black workers into poverty. Then two sanitation workers were chewed up in the back of a faulty truck, igniting a months-long public-employee strike that would shake the nation. With novelistic drama and rich scholarly detail, this "first-rate chronicle" (Seattle Times) relates the riveting story of the 1968 strike that shook Memphis'"and claimed Martin Luther King's life.
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