Protest at Selma (Paperback)

Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

By David J. Garrow

Yale University Press, 9780300024982, 364pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

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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


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

“One of the most comprehensive studies yet of a single campaign within the civil-rights movement.”—Pat Watters, New York Times Book Review

 

— New York Times Book 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

— David Herbert Donald

Recipient of the 1979 Chastain Award, presented by the Southern Political Science Association to the author of the best book on the politics, government, or public administration of the United States South

— Chastain Award