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Martin and Malcolm and America

A Dream or a Nightmare

Author(s): James H. Cone

ISBN13: 9781570759796

ISBN10: 1570759790

Publisher: Orbis Books (30 Dec 2012)

Extent: 392 pages

Binding: Paperback

Size: 15.4 x 2.4 x 23.4 cm

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  • This ground–breaking and highly acclaimed work examines the two most influential African-American leaders of the past century. While Martin Luther King, Jr., saw America as "essentially a dream . . . as yet unfulfilled," Malcolm X viewed America as a living nightmare. James Cone cuts through superficial assessments of King and Malcolm as polar opposites to reveal two men whose visions were complementary and moving toward convergence.

  • James H. Cone


    James H. Cone is Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York. His other books include A Black Theology of Liberation (40th Anniversary ed. 2010), God of the Oppressed (Rev., 1997), The Spirituals and the Blues (1971), and The Cross and the Lynching Tree (2011).


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    White as well as Black Americans are in the debt of James Cone, whose important book will revise and refocus the legacies of King and Malcolm X.

     - The New York Times Book Review


    Cone gives insight in what Ive always felt was shared by these two widely opposite-imaged men: that either could so easily have been the other.

     - Alex Haley

     

    An immensely valuable, landmark analysis by a scholar uniquely qualified to interpret both King and Malcolm X.

     - David J. Garrow

     



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