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Author Branch, Taylor.

Title Pillar of fire : America in the King years, 1963-65 / Taylor Branch.

Published New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  323.1196073 BRAN    DUE 08-01-21
Physical description xiv, 746 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [620]-716) and index.
Contents Pt. 1. Birmingham Tides. 1. Islam in Los Angeles. 2. Prophets in Chicago. 3. LBJ in St. Augustine. 4. Gamblers in Law. 5. To Vote in Mississippi: Advance by Retreat. 6. Tremors: L.A. to Selma. 7. Marx in the White House. 8. Summer Freeze. 9. Cavalry: Lowenstein and the Church. 10. Mirrors in Black and White. 11. Against All Enemies. 12. Frontiers on Edge: The Last Month -- Pt. 2. New Worlds Passing. 13. Grief. 14. High Councils. 15. Hattiesburg Freedom Day. 16. Ambush. 17. Spreading Poisons. 18. The Creation of Muhammad Ali. 19. Shaky Pulpits. 20. Mary Peabody Meets the Klan. 21. Wrestling with Legends. 22. Filibusters. 23. Pilgrims and Empty Pitchers. 24. Brushfires -- Pt. 3. Freedom Summer. 25. Jail Marches. 26. Bogue Chitto Swamp. 27. Beachheads. 28. Testing Freedom. 29. The Cow Palace Revolt. 30. King in Mississippi. 31. Riot Politics. 32. Crime, War, and Freedom School. 33. White House Etiquette. 34. A Dog in the Manger: The Atlantic City Compromise.
35. "We see the giants..." 36. Movements Unbound --Pt. 4. "Lord, Make Me Pure - but Not Yet" 37. Landslide. 38. Nobel Prize. 39. To the Valley: The Downward King. 40. Saigon, Audubon, and Selma.
Summary The eagerly awaited second volume of Branch's monumental trilogy on the civil rights era--begun in "Parting the Waters". From Birmingham to Selma, in Mississippi and Washington, D.C., from Kennedy's assassination to beyond Johnson's tumultuous first year, this volume covers the pivotal divide that ended segregation, restructured partisan politics, and set in motion new meanings everywhere in America's democratic crucible of equal votes and equal souls. of photos.
Subject King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- History -- 1961-1969.
ISBN 0684848090 (paperback)