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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

Label
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
Creator
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Branch, Taylor
Dewey number
323.1/196073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.B7915 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • King, Martin Luther
  • United States
Label
Pillar of fire : America in the King years, 1963-65, Taylor Branch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [620]-716) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37909869
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 746 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684808192
Lccn
97046076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Pillar of fire : America in the King years, 1963-65, Taylor Branch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [620]-716) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37909869
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 746 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684808192
Lccn
97046076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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