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Title:
The sword and the shield : the revolutionary lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
ISBN:
9781541617865
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Description:
viii, 373 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents:
Introduction: Beyond dreams and nightmares -- The radical dignity of Malcolm X -- The radical citizenship of Martin Luther King -- The world stage -- A world on fire -- Birmingham's radicals -- "Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy" -- "What is a dream to you is a nightmare to us" -- "Seeking freedom like Dr. King, but faster" -- The radical King -- The revolutionary King -- The legacy of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
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Summary:
The Sword and the Shield is a dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King that transforms our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic African American leaders. Peniel E. Joseph reveals a nuanced portrait of two men who, despite markedly different backgrounds, inspired and pushed each other throughout their adult lives. This is a strikingly revisionist biography, not only of Malcolm and Martin, but also of the movement and era they came to define. --
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