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

Author
Cobb, Charles E., Jr. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York, NY : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]
Description
xiii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Summary note
  • "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"--Provided by publisher.
  • "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"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-282) and index.
Contents
"I come to get my gun" -- "Over my head I see freedom in the air" -- "The day of camouflage is past" -- "Fighting for what we didn't ahve" -- "I wasn't being non-violent" -- Which cheek you gonna turn? -- Standing our ground -- "The King of Love is dead" -- Understanding history.
Other title(s)
  • This nonviolent stuff will get you killed
  • How guns made the civil rights movement possible
ISBN
  • 9780465033102 (hardback) :
  • 0465033105 (hardback)
LCCN
2013045809
OCLC
853310550
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