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The Resource Pillar of fire : America in the King years, 1963-65, Taylor Branch

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

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Pillar of fire : America in the King years, 1963-65
Title
Pillar of fire
Title remainder
America in the King years, 1963-65
Statement of responsibility
Taylor Branch
Title variation
America in the King years, 1963-65
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 provides a frank, revealing portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. - haunted by blackmail, factionalism, and hatred while he tried to hold the nonviolent movement together as a dramatic force in history. Allies, rivals, and opponents addressed racial issues that went deeper than fair treatment at bus stops or lunch counters. Participants on all sides stretched themselves and their country to the breaking point over the meaning of simple words: dignity, equal votes, equal souls. Branch brings to bear fifteen years of research - archival investigation; nearly two thousand interviews; new primary sources, from FBI wiretaps to White House telephone recordings - in a seminal work of history
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Summary
Chronicles the civil rights struggle from the Kennedy assassination through the Civil Rights Act
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Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1999.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
323.1/196073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.B7915 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Series statement
America in the King years
Series volume
0002
Target audience
adult
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America in the King years, 1963-65
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Pillar of fire : America in the King years, 1963-65, Taylor Branch
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [620]-716) and index
Contents
  • 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.
  • Pt. 1.
  • 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.
  • Birmingham Tides.
  • 13.
  • Grief.
  • 14.
  • High Councils.
  • 15.
  • Hattiesburg Freedom Day.
  • 16.
  • Ambush.
  • 17.
  • Spreading Poisons.
  • 1.
  • 18.
  • The Creation of Muhammad Ali.
  • 19.
  • Shaky Pulpits.
  • 20.
  • Mary Peabody Meets the Klan.
  • 21.
  • Wrestling with Legends.
  • 22.
  • Filibusters.
  • Islam in Los Angeles.
  • 23.
  • Pilgrims and Empty Pitchers.
  • 24.
  • Brushfires
  • Pt. 3.
  • Freedom Summer.
  • 25.
  • Jail Marches.
  • 26.
  • Bogue Chitto Swamp.
  • 2.
  • 27.
  • Beachheads.
  • 28.
  • Testing Freedom.
  • 29.
  • The Cow Palace Revolt.
  • 30.
  • King in Mississippi.
  • 31.
  • Riot Politics.
  • Prophets in Chicago.
  • 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
  • 3.
  • 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
  • LBJ in St. Augustine.
Control code
1892957
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 746 p.
Isbn
9780684808192
Lccn
97046076
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37909869
  • (OCoLC)37909869
Label
Pillar of fire : America in the King years, 1963-65, Taylor Branch
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [620]-716) and index
Contents
  • 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.
  • Pt. 1.
  • 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.
  • Birmingham Tides.
  • 13.
  • Grief.
  • 14.
  • High Councils.
  • 15.
  • Hattiesburg Freedom Day.
  • 16.
  • Ambush.
  • 17.
  • Spreading Poisons.
  • 1.
  • 18.
  • The Creation of Muhammad Ali.
  • 19.
  • Shaky Pulpits.
  • 20.
  • Mary Peabody Meets the Klan.
  • 21.
  • Wrestling with Legends.
  • 22.
  • Filibusters.
  • Islam in Los Angeles.
  • 23.
  • Pilgrims and Empty Pitchers.
  • 24.
  • Brushfires
  • Pt. 3.
  • Freedom Summer.
  • 25.
  • Jail Marches.
  • 26.
  • Bogue Chitto Swamp.
  • 2.
  • 27.
  • Beachheads.
  • 28.
  • Testing Freedom.
  • 29.
  • The Cow Palace Revolt.
  • 30.
  • King in Mississippi.
  • 31.
  • Riot Politics.
  • Prophets in Chicago.
  • 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
  • 3.
  • 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
  • LBJ in St. Augustine.
Control code
1892957
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 746 p.
Isbn
9780684808192
Lccn
97046076
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37909869
  • (OCoLC)37909869

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