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Martin Luther King and the Rhetoric of Freedom: The Exodus Narrative in America's Struggle for Civil Rights

Martin Luther King and the Rhetoric of Freedom: The Exodus Narrative in America's Struggle for Civil Rights - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-1602580169

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ISBN13: 978-1602580169
ISBN10: 1602580162
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Edition/Copyright: 08
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Published: 2008
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Martin Luther King and the Rhetoric of Freedom: The Exodus Narrative in America's Struggle for Civil Rights - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-1602580169

Gary S. Selby

ISBN13: 978-1602580169
ISBN10: 1602580162
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 08
Publisher: Baylor University Press

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

A fascinating study of Martin Luther Kings persuasive rhetoric In this beautifully written book, Gary Selby shows how Martin Luther King, Jr. used the biblical story of Exodus to motivate African Americans in their struggle for freedom from racial oppression. Through an examination of King's major speeches, Selby illuminates the ways in which King drew from the Exodus narrative to offer his listeners a structure that explained their present circumstances, urged united action, and provided the conviction that they would succeed. Selby explains how King constructed a symbolic framework for interpreting the setbacks of the Civil Rights movement, even as he challenged them to remain faithful to the cause.

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