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The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights Paperback – 1 Jun 2017


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (1 Jun. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780393349412
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393349412
  • ASIN: 0393349411
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21.1 cm
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"[A] fresh take on events leading to the 1963 March on Washington.

A tour de force. . . . [Jones] provides great food for thought as the nation faces race relations in the twenty-first century.--Patti Brown

Enlightening.--Jay Strafford

Indispensable. . . . . Rediscovers the inextricable links between the civil rights movement and the cause of economic justice.--Sean Wilentz, author of The Rise of American Democracy

Jones thoroughly recovers the radical reality of the events leading up to the march, as well as the march itself.--Moshe Z. Marvit

Jones gets past the heroic myths and provides us with the history we need not just to celebrate the march but to understand it. This is the single best book on that historic event to date.--Eric Arnesen, The George Washington University

A magnificent work of historical reconstruction. . . . Jones provides a rich, robust understanding of the meaning of the march.--Michael Honey, author of Going Down Jericho Road

One of the great moments in American history becomes fresh again. Peeling away layers of myth, Jones shows the deep roots of the march in a tradition of African-American labor struggle.--Joshua Freeman, author of American Empire

Provides an alternative to the standard account by stressing the part played in the movement by unions and women's groups.--Louis Menand

A masterful history. . . . Will Jones's deeply satisfying book makes the history of the march whole and demonstrates the depth of change its participants embraced.--Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, author of Defying Dixie

About the Author

William P. Jones, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is a specialist in civil rights and labor history and contributes to The Nation and other publications. He and his family live in Madison, Wisconsin.


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