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At Canaan"s edge

America in the King years, 1965-68

by Taylor Branch

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.,
    • African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
    • United States -- History -- 1961-1969.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementTaylor Branch.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE185.615 .B67 2006
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3420466M
      ISBN 10068485712X
      ISBN 109780684857121
      LC Control Number2005040177

      Pub Date: Jan. ByKing was facing a situation in which the resort to violence was becoming an acceptable solution to the country's problems. I can pick out only a few themes to indicate the scope of his work. King had had a good relationship with the president, but it broke down over the issue that Johnson rightly feared would overwhelm his reputation on social justice.

      Meaningful civil rights legislation made it past Senate filibusters at last. Johnson was a highly respected federal judge who had made many decisions in favor of civil rights. So far, calls for drastic action to prevent the apocalypse are confined to social media, fringe activists, and the rhetoric of Trump supporters. It was in the face of those tactics that King decided to lead a march from Selma to Montgomery as a protest for the vote.

      But the protesters, many of them, did not want to give way. A clear, useful guide through the current chaotic political landscape. King had had a good relationship with the president, but it broke down over the issue that Johnson rightly feared would overwhelm his reputation on social justice. Johnson enjoined the march because of likely violence. Branch's picture of Dr.


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At Canaan"s edge by Taylor Branch Download PDF Ebook

This is the last of three volumes in which Taylor Branch chronicles those years.

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What a different country it was. Identity was once a preoccupation of minorities, but it has recently attracted white activists and poisoned the national discourse.

They were threatened, abused, even murdered At Canaans edge book they tried to register or vote; they often lost their homes or their jobs. Lilly writes in the aftermath of the suicide of her grandson, whose life unravelled irreparably after his service in the Gulf war made him lose faith in the terms "victory" and "defeat".

Branch, usually given to understatement, lets himself go and speaks of "yearnings and exertions toward freedom seldom matched since Valley Forge.

Many At Canaans edge book watching college sports on television today would not have dreamed that such a policy ever existed. Nothing," reports Lilly's friend Mike Scopello tersely, when asked about the Purple Heart he received in the second world war; elsewhere, America's brimming racial tensions and its participation in the Vietnam war are similarly obliquely sketched, their At Canaans edge book and magnitude evident from the damage and alienation that they leave in their wake.

And in Vietnam, where Johnson could not find a strategy to convince the North Vietnamese to agree to a cessation of fighting, American battle deaths averaged per month in compared with the previous year p.

The march began. At Canaans edge book he is on the telephone with Attorney General Katzenbach in Alabama, warning him not to smoke too much during late-night vigils.

We watch King overrule his advisers to bring all his eloquence into dissent from the Vietnam War. Rap Brown and others who renounce King's nonviolent philosophy. His ideas were sometimes rejected. In fact, such parties cooperate to pass legislation. Also after Selma, King takes nonviolence into Northern urban ghettoes.

Integrated marches through Chicago expose hatreds and fears no less virulent than the Mississippi Klan's, but King's settlement with Mayor Richard Daley does not gain the kind of national response that generated victories from Birmingham and Selma.

This is the last of three volumes in which Taylor Branch chronicles those years. Stokely Carmichael renounces nonviolence in favor of a media-fueled war cry. But they persisted. King and Johnson would be early fellow-supporters of legislative initiatives to solve racial discrimination, although Johnson would always maintain an arms-length relationship of never letting King have his ear privately on the few occassions when he was invited to the White House.

Branch reminds us of that in small ways and large. Branch's picture of Dr.Jan 01,  · close overlay Buy Featured Book Title At Canaan's Edge Subtitle America in the King Years, Author Taylor Branch. Your purchase helps support NPR tjarrodbonta.com: Taylor Branch.

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Jan 09,  · At Canaan's Edge concludes America in the King Years, a three-volume history that will endure as a masterpiece of storytelling on American race, violence, and democracy.

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