Martin & Malcolm & America

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-11-01
  • Publisher: Orbis Books

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Author Biography

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, God of the Oppressed, The Spirituals and the Blues, and most recently The Cross and the Lynching Tree.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Twentieth Anniversity Editionp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction. America: A Dream or a Nightmare?p. 1
The Meeting of Malcolm and Martinp. 2
Integrationism and Nationalism in African-American Intellectual Historyp. 3
The Making of a Dreamer (1929-55)p. 19
The Making of a "Bad Nigger" (1925-52)
"I Have a Dream" (1955-64)p. 58
The Context of Martin's Visionp. 58
King and the American Dreamp. 60
Pursuing the Dream: The Role of the Negro Peoplep. 70
The American Dream and the Dream for the Worldp. 79
Birmingham and the March on Washingtonp. 80
After Washingtonp. 85
"I See a Nightmare" (1952-63)p. 89
The Context of Malcolm's Visionp. 89
Malcolm and Muhammadp. 91
Oppression and Justicep. 93
Unity, Self-knowledge, Self-love, Self-defense, and Separationp. 105
America as a Nightmarep. 111
"We Must Love Our White Brothers"p. 120
The Impact of King's Faith and Theology upon His Dreamp. 121
King's Impact upon the American Churchesp. 135
"White Man's Heaven is a Black Man's Hell"p. 151
The Impact of Malcolm's Faith and Theology upon His Nightmarep. 152
Malcolm's Exposition of Religions and Racep. 166
"Chickens Coming Home to Roost" (1964-65)p. 181
Break with Elijah Muhammadp. 183
Movement toward Martinp. 192
"Shattered Dreams" (1965-68)p. 213
The Struggle for the Ballot: End of the First Phasep. 215
The Second Phase: A Dream Shatteredp. 221
Disenchantment with Whitesp. 232
The Vietnam Crucible: Justice, Love, and Hopep. 235
Two Roads to Freedomp. 244
Complementing Each Otherp. 246
Correcting Each Otherp. 259
Nothing But Menp. 272
Sexismp. 273
Classismp. 280
Making Their Mark: Legaciesp. 288
Culturep. 290
Politicsp. 293
Critique of American Christianityp. 295
Qualities as Leadersp. 297
Self-criticism and Humilityp. 300
Nonviolence and Self-defensep. 303
Militancy and Humorp. 304
Solidarity with the Massesp. 309
Link with Other Liberation Movementsp. 311
Conclusionp. 315
Abbreviationsp. 319
Notesp. 321
Indexp. 353
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