Protest at Selma: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

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The work of David J. Garrow is more than a day-by-day account of how the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 came into being. It is also a skillful analysis of the dynamics of protest activity and more particularly of the ways in which successful protesters deliberately use the mass media to influence uninvolved audiences. American Historical Review
A valuable book, because it is a reminder of both the heroism and the brutality displayed in the great civil rights crusade. David Herbert Donald, The New Republic
One of the most comprehensive studies yet of a single campaign within the civil-rights movement. Pat Watters, New York Times Book Review
An excellent fusion of important theoretical constructs with careful and thoughtful empirical analysis. A desirable addition to most college libraries, useful for a variety of courses.Thoroughly documented. Recommended. Choice

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