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The Resource The Word of the Lord is upon me : the righteous performance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jonathan Rieder

The Word of the Lord is upon me : the righteous performance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jonathan Rieder

Label
The Word of the Lord is upon me : the righteous performance of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Title
The Word of the Lord is upon me
Title remainder
the righteous performance of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Rieder
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""You don't know me," Martin Luther King, Jr., once declared to those who criticized his denunciation of the Vietnam War, who wanted to confine him to the ghetto of "black" issues. Now, forty years after being felled by an assassin's bullet, it is still difficult to take the measure of the man: apostle of peace or angry prophet; sublime exponent of a beloved community or fiery Moses leading his people up from bondage; black preacher or translator of blackness to the white world? This book explores the extraordinary performances through which King played with all of these possibilities, and others too, blending and gliding in and out of idioms and identities. Taking us deep into King's backstage discussions with colleagues, his preaching to black congregations, his exhortations in mass meetings, and his crossover addresses to whites, Jonathan Rieder tells a powerful story about the tangle of race, talk, and identity in the life of one of America's greatest moral and political leaders."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rieder, Jonathan
Dewey number
323.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.K5
LC item number
R54 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Martin Luther
  • King, Martin Luther
  • King, Martin Luther
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Language and languages
  • Oratory
Label
The Word of the Lord is upon me : the righteous performance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jonathan Rieder
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-382) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Artistry of argument -- pt. I Inside the circle of the tribe. The geometry of belonging ; Brotherhood and "brother"hood ; Backstage and blackstage ; Race men and real men ; The prophetic backstage -- pt. II Son of a (black) preacher man. Flight from the folk? ; Homilies of black liberation ; Raw and refined -- pt. III King in the mass meeting. Beloved black community ; The physics of deliverance ; The rationality of defieance ; The courage to be ; Free riders and freedom riders -- pt. IV Crossing over into beloved community. Artifice and authenticity ; Practicing what you preach ; Validating the movement ; The allure of rudeness ; Black interludes in the crossover moment
Control code
432689758
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 394 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674042735
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)432689758
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The Word of the Lord is upon me : the righteous performance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jonathan Rieder
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-382) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Artistry of argument -- pt. I Inside the circle of the tribe. The geometry of belonging ; Brotherhood and "brother"hood ; Backstage and blackstage ; Race men and real men ; The prophetic backstage -- pt. II Son of a (black) preacher man. Flight from the folk? ; Homilies of black liberation ; Raw and refined -- pt. III King in the mass meeting. Beloved black community ; The physics of deliverance ; The rationality of defieance ; The courage to be ; Free riders and freedom riders -- pt. IV Crossing over into beloved community. Artifice and authenticity ; Practicing what you preach ; Validating the movement ; The allure of rudeness ; Black interludes in the crossover moment
Control code
432689758
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 394 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674042735
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)432689758
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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