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King and the Other America – The Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality - California Scholarship Online
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King and the Other America: The Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality

Sylvie Laurent


Did the Civil rights movement of the Fifties and Sixties fail to address economic issues and to grasp that class, beyond just race, was the main cleavage and the greater hindrance in American Society? Many historians and social scientists contend that the movement too narrowly circumscribed its mission, deceptively assuming that specific race-based demands were the only way to achieve social equality and racial fairness. This book argues that, despite an inability to hamper a growing class divide, significant members of the Black Liberation movement actually intertwined civil rights to economi ... More

Keywords: Race and class, poverty, Other America, distribution of income, wealth divide, income inequality, class divide, justice, Marxism, Radicalism, Bill of Rights for the Disadvantaged

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780520288560
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520288560.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sylvie Laurent, author
Sciences Po