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Author Sundquist, Eric J.

Title King's dream / Eric J. Sundquist
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 295 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series [Icons of America]
Icons of America.
Contents Dreamer, 1963 -- Freedom now! -- Soul force -- Lincoln's shadow -- Whose country 'tis of Thee? -- Not by the color of their skin -- Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream."
Summary In this new exploration of the "I Have a Dream" speech, Sundquist places it in the history of American debates about racial justice and demonstrates how the speech, an exultant blend of grand poetry and powerful elocution, perfectly expresses the story of African-American freedom
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-275) and index
Subject King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Language.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Oratory.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Political and social views.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968. I have a dream.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History.
Equality -- United States -- History.
Southern States -- Race relations.
United States -- Race relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008014499
ISBN 0300142447 (electronic bk.)
9780300142440 (electronic bk.)