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The Resource Civil rights and the idea of freedom, Richard H. King

Civil rights and the idea of freedom, Richard H. King

Label
Civil rights and the idea of freedom
Title
Civil rights and the idea of freedom
Statement of responsibility
Richard H. King
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Focusing attention on the political ideas that were influential on as well as those that were central to the civil rights movement, this original study examines not only written texts but also oral history interviews to reveal a rich tradition of personal as well as political freedom that emerged from the movement. Making extensive use of interviews with movement participants to discover the language of freedom at the grass-roots level, King makes clear that, though liberal notions of freedom involving the absence of restrictions and equal protections were crucial to movement goals, the Exodus vision of collective liberation, group self-transformation, and participatory freedom figured just as prominently as the removal of barriers to social and political equality. King demonstrates how the creation of a sense of self-worth and freedom within the individual participants of the greater civil rights movement helped revitalize and extend African-American political culture. Along the way, notable individuals (such as Martin Luther King and Ella Baker, Stokely Carmichael and James Forman) and political thinkers (such as Hannah Arendt and Frantz Fanon) are discussed and analyzed. A significant contribution to an understanding of the basic ideas and issues of one of the most transformative movements of our time, Civil Rights and the Idea of Freedom concludes that the civil rights movement helped strengthen the meaning of citizenship and the political importance of self-respect in the contemporary world, with implications reaching far beyond its original setting and time period
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Richard H
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.K55 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights movements
Label
Civil rights and the idea of freedom, Richard H. King
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-254) 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
23689579
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780195065077
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91017504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)563873
Label
Civil rights and the idea of freedom, Richard H. King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-254) 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
23689579
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780195065077
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91017504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)563873

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