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At Canaan's edge America in the King years, 1965-68

A comprehensive biography of the last three years of Martin Luther King's life describing the challenges to his leadership and his nonviolent philosophy.

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  • "This book concludes a 3-volume history ... on American race, violence, and democracy.... [As the book begins,] King and his movement [are] one decade into an epic struggle for the promises of democracy.... On March 7, 1965, the quest to cross Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge engages the conscience of the world, strains the civil rights coalition, and embroils King in negotiations with all three branches of the U.S. government.... After Selma ... freedom workers are murdered, but sharecroppers learn to read, dare to vote, and build their own political party. [Stokely] Carmichael leaves [the movement] in frustration to proclaim his famous Black Power doctrine.... King takes nonviolence into Northern urban ghettoes ... exposing hatreds and fears no less virulent than those in the South. We watch King overrule his advisers to bring all his eloquence into dissent from the Vietnam War. We watch King make an embattled decision to concentrate ... on poverty. We reach Memphis, the garbage workers' strike, and King's assassination. -Dust jacket."
  • "A comprehensive biography of the last three years of Martin Luther King's life describing the challenges to his leadership and his nonviolent philosophy."@en
  • "At Canaan's Edge concludes America in the King Years, a three-volume history that will endure as a masterpiece of storytelling on American race, violence, and democracy. Pulitzer Prize-winner and bestselling author Taylor Branch makes clear in this magisterial account of the civil rights movement that Martin Luther King, Jr., earned a place next to James Madison and Abraham Lincoln in the pantheon of American history."@en

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