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Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement: Controversies and Debates [Paperback]

John A. Kirk
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24 Aug 2007
Drawing upon a wide-ranging selection of scholarship and popular history, this invaluable sourcebook throws a powerful light on the civil rights movement and its most influential leader. Debates that until now have been carried out across a variety of books and journals are here brought together for the first time in a clear and insightful volume which introduces readers to key topics, debates and writers in the field.

Martin Luther King, Jr and the Civil Rights Movement covers wider movement issues such as:
- national and local leadership styles
- the role of women and gender
- violence and non-violence
- integration and separatism.
It also examines specific issues related to King, including:
- family, church and educational influences
- oratory and authorship
- King's relationship with Malcolm X and other leaders
- King's more radical stand during the final years of his life
- controversies and debates surrounding his assassination
- ongoing efforts to commemorate King's achievements.

Authoritative and stimulating this is an essential resource for anyone with an interest in the man and the movement.

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  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1 edition (24 Aug 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1403996547
  • ISBN-13: 978-1403996541
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 406,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hello, my name is John A. Kirk and I am George W. Donaghey Professor and Chair of History at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR).

My research interests cover several strands.

The first is the "short" civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s which centers on the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The second is the "long civil rights movement" that looks at the origins and legacies of struggles for racial justice in the 1950s and 1960s.

The third is a focus on African American History and civil rights in the state of Arkansas.

My teaching reflects my research interests covering topics such as King's leadership, local civil rights struggles, and African American, Arkansas, southern, and US history in the twentieth century.

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JOHN A. KIRK is Professor of US History at Royal Holloway University of London, UK. He is author of Martin Luther King Jr (2005) and Redefining the Color Line: Black Activism in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1940-1970 (2002), which won the J. G. Ragsdale Book Award.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read 12 Jan 2014
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For anyone that is interested in understanding the real man behind the struggle for equality and emancipation of the black population in USA
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4.0 out of 5 stars A level personal study 19 Feb 2013
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I found this book was very useful for my work, I wish I had bought it sooner . It had lots of farther references that I could have followed up
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I am currently studying Kings impact on the Civil Rights Movement and this book has given me a great range of Articles and Book chapter which are broken down and explained at every chapter by Kirk. A must for anyone studying Kings impact or Just wishing to ready more about the views held over Kings leadership.
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