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Pillar of fire : America in the King years, 1963-65

Author: Taylor Branch
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, ©1998.
Series: America in the King years, no. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In Pillar of Fire, the second volume of his America in the King Years trilogy, Taylor Branch portrays the civil rights era at its zenith. The first volume, Parting the Waters, won the Pulitzer Prize for History. Pillar of Fire covers the far-flung upheavals of the years 1963 to 1965 - Dallas, St. Augustine, Mississippi Freedom Summer, LBJ's Great Society and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Vietnam, Selma. And it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; King.; Martin Luther King; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Taylor Branch
ISBN: 0684808196 9780684808192 0684848090 9780684848099
OCLC Number: 37909869
Awards: Winner of ALA Notable Books (Nonfiction) 1999
Description: xiv, 746 pages, 24 pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Birmingham 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 pt. 2. 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 pt. 3. 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 pt. 4. "Lord, Make Me Pure but Not Yet" 37. Landslide. 38. Nobel Prize. 39. To the Valley: The Downward King. 40. Saigon, Audubon, and Selma.
Series Title: America in the King years, no. 2.
Responsibility: Taylor Branch.
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PILLAR OF FIRE, the second volume of Taylor Branch's acclaimed history of the Civil Rights Movement, is a monumental chronicle of the movement which changed America.  Read more...
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Trevor Coleman Detroit Free Press The strength of Pillar of Fire lies in Branch's unsurpassed ability to bring the reader into the moment, enabling one to almost feel the tension of the times. Bill Read more...

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