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The Resource This nonviolent stuff'll get you killed : how guns made the civil rights movement possible, Charles E. Cobb Jr

This nonviolent stuff'll get you killed : how guns made the civil rights movement possible, Charles E. Cobb Jr

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This nonviolent stuff'll get you killed : how guns made the civil rights movement possible
Title
This nonviolent stuff'll get you killed
Title remainder
how guns made the civil rights movement possible
Statement of responsibility
Charles E. Cobb Jr
Title variation
  • This non-violent stuff'll get you killed
  • This nonviolent stuff will get you killed
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Visiting Martin Luther King, Jr. at the peak of the civil rights movement, the journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. "Just for self-defense," King assured him. One of King's advisors remembered the reverend's home as "an arsenal." Like King, many nonviolent activists embraced their constitutional right to self-protection-yet this crucial dimension of the civil rights struggle has been long ignored. In This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed, civil rights scholar Charles E. Cobb, Jr. reveals how nonviolent activists and their allies kept the civil rights movement alive by bearing-and, when necessary, using-firearms. Whether patrolling their neighborhoods, garrisoning their homes, or firing back at attackers, these men and women were crucial to the movement's success, as were the weapons they carried. Drawing on his firsthand experiences in the Southern Freedom Movement and interviews with fellow participants, Cobb offers a controversial examination of the vital role guns have played in securing American liberties."--
  • "Visiting the parsonage of Martin Luther King, Jr. during the peak of the civil rights movement, the journalist William Worthy began to ease himself into an armchair, only to stop short. Sitting on the cushion was a loaded pistol. "Just for self-defense," King assured Worthy. It was not the only weapon that King kept for such a purpose; Glenn Smiley, a southern minister who advised King on the techniques of nonviolence during the Montgomery bus boycott, remembered King's home as "an arsenal." Living under constant death threats, King enlisted armed supporters to guard his home and family, and even applied for a conceal-and-carry permit. His application was denied--but it, like the rest of the evidence about King's gun ownership, points to a side of the civil rights movement that has long been ignored by history. In This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed, award-winning civil rights scholar Charles E. Cobb, Jr. reveals the fundamental but long-overlooked role that armed self-defense played in the golden era of the civil rights movement"--
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contains biographical information
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Cobb, Charles E.
Dewey number
323.1196/073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.C633 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Self-defense
  • Firearms
  • Gun control
Label
This nonviolent stuff'll get you killed : how guns made the civil rights movement possible, Charles E. Cobb Jr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18048451
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465033102
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
This nonviolent stuff'll get you killed : how guns made the civil rights movement possible, Charles E. Cobb Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18048451
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465033102
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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