From Civil Rights to Human Rights Martin Luther King, Jr. , and the Struggle for Economic Justice

ISBN-10: 0812239695

ISBN-13: 9780812239690

Edition: 2007

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Description: "Drawing widely on published and unpublished archival sources, Jackson explains the contexts and meanings of King's increasingly open call for "a radical redistribution of political and economic power" in American cities, the nation, and the world. The mid-1960s ghetto uprisings were in fact revolts against unemployment, powerlessness, police violence, and institutionalized racism, he argued. His final dream, a Poor People's March on Washington, aimed to mobilize Americans across racial and class lines to reverse a national cycle of urban conflict, political backlash, and policy retrenchment. King's vision of economic democracy and international human rights remains a powerful inspiration for those committed to ending racism and poverty in our time."--BOOK JACKET.

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 12/19/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 472
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Thomas F. Jackson is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Introduction
Pilgrimage to Christian Socialism
The Least of These
Seed Time in the Winter of Reaction
The American Gandhi and Direct Action
The Dreams of the Masses
Jobs and Freedom
Malignant Kinship
The Secret Heart of America
The War on Poverty and the Democratic Socialist Dream
Egyptland
The World House
Power to Poor People
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments
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