Parting the Waters by Taylor Branch - PDF and EPUB eBook

(America in the King Years #1)
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First of a 3-volume social history, Parting the Waters is more than a biography of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the...

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Details of Parting the Waters

Exact title of the book
Parting the Waters
Book series
America in the King Years #1
Book author
Taylor Branch
Book edition
Hardcover
Number of pages
1064 pages
Language
English
Published
November 15th 1988 by Simon & Schuster (NYC)
File size (in PDF)
4256 kB
Parting the Waters

Some brief overview of book

First of a 3-volume social history, Parting the Waters is more than a biography of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the decade preceding his emergence as a national figure. This 1000-page effort, which won the Pulitzer Prize as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction, profiles the key players & events that helped shape the American social landscape following WWII but before the civil-rights movement of the 60s reached its climax.

Branch then goes a step further, endeavoring to explain how the struggles evolved as they did by probing the influences of the main actors while discussing the manner in which events conspired to create fertile ground for change. Also analyzing the beginnings of black self-consciousness, this book maps the structure of segregation & bigotry in America between '54 & '63. The author considers the constantly changing behavior of those in Washington with regard to the injustice of offical racism operating in many states at this time.

Forerunner: Vernon Johns Rockefeller and Ebenezer Niebuhr and the Pool Tables First Trombone The Montgomery Bus Boycott A Taste of the World The Quickening Shades of Politics A Pawn of History The Kennedy Transition Baptism on Wheels The Summer of Freedom Rides Moses in McComb, King in Kansas City Almost Christmas in Albany Hoover's Triangle and King's Machine The Fireman's Last Reprieve The Fall of Ole Miss To Birmingham Greenwood and Birmingham Jail The Children's Miracle Firestorm The March on Washington Crossing Over: Nightmares and Dreams.