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Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Martin Luther King Jr., Eight White Religious Leaders, and the "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Martin Luther King Jr., Eight White Religious Leaders, and the "Letter from Birmingham Jail" - 01 edition

Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Martin Luther King Jr., Eight White Religious Leaders, and the "Letter from Birmingham Jail" - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780807128008

ISBN10: 0807128007

Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Martin Luther King Jr., Eight White Religious Leaders, and the "Letter from Birmingham Jail" by S. Jonathan Bass - ISBN 9780807128008
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Published: 2001
International: No
Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Martin Luther King Jr., Eight White Religious Leaders, and the "Letter from Birmingham Jail" by S. Jonathan Bass - ISBN 9780807128008

ISBN13: 9780807128008

ISBN10: 0807128007

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01

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Summary

Martin Luther King Jr.'s ''Letter from Birmingham Jail'' is arguably the most important written document of the civil rights protest era and a widely read modern literary classic. Personally addressed to eight white Birmingham clergymen who sought to avoid violence by publicly discouraging King's civil rights demonstrations in Birmingham, the nationally published ''Letter'' captured the essence of the struggle for racial equality and provided a blistering critique of the gradualist approach to racial justice. It soon became part of American folklore, and the image of King penning his epistle from a prison cell remains among the most moving of the era. Yet as S. Jonathan Bass explains in the first comprehensive history of King's ''Letter, '' this image and the piece's literary appeal conceal a much more complex tale.

Author Bio

Bass, S. Jonathan : Samford University in Birmingham


S. Jonathan Bass is assistant professor of history at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

CHAPTER I TOWARD A UNIFIED SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATURE.
CHAPTER 2 EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN HUMAN MIND.

CHAPTER 3 INNATE DRIVES AND SKILLS.

CHAPTER 4 THE DRIVE TO ACQUIRE (D1).

CHAPTER 5 THE DRIVE TO BOND (D2).

CHAPTER 6 THE DRIVE TO LEARN (D3).

CHAPTER 7 THE DRIVE TO DEFEND (D4).

CHAPTER 8 HUMAN NATURE AND HUMAN CULTURE.

CHAPTER 9 WHY SO MUCH DIVERSITY?

CHAPTER 10 ORIGIN OF THE SOCIAL CONTRACT.

CHAPTER 11 HUMAN NATURE IN ORGANIZATIONAL LIFE.

CHAPTER 12 THE ROAD FORWARD.