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The Resource Rosa Parks, Douglas Brinkley

Rosa Parks, Douglas Brinkley

Label
Rosa Parks
Title
Rosa Parks
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Brinkley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rosa Parks, an African American seamstress in 1955 Alabama, had no idea she was changing history when, work-weary, she refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus. Today, she is immortalized for the defiance that sent her to jail & triggered a bus boycott that catapulted Martin Luther King, Jr., into the national spotlight. Who was she, before & after her historic act, & how did that act sound the death knell for Jim Crow? Historian Douglas Brinkley, whose "vigorous language" & "marvelous portraits" (Stephen Ambrose) have made him an acclaimed author & a media favorite, brings mid-century America alive in this brilliant examination of a celebrated heroine in the context of her life & tumultuous times. Here in Rosa Parks are the quiet dignity, hope, courage, & humor which have made this twentieth-century everywoman a living legend--an eye-opener of a book for students of history, politics, the black experience, & human nature
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brinkley, Douglas
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penguin lives series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parks, Rosa
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Segregation in transportation
  • Montgomery (Ala.)
  • Montgomery (Ala.)
  • Parks, Rosa
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights workers
  • Race relations
  • Segregation in transportation
  • Alabama
Label
Rosa Parks, Douglas Brinkley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Lipper/Viking book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Up from Pine Level -- Coming of age in Montgomery -- A stirring passion for equality -- Laying a foundation -- The preparation -- The bus boycott -- Strength through serenity -- "We make the road by walking it" -- Steadfast and unmovable -- Detroit days -- Months of bloody Sundays -- Onward
Control code
ocm43708619
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780670891603
Lccn
00035916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Rosa Parks, Douglas Brinkley
Publication
Note
"A Lipper/Viking book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Up from Pine Level -- Coming of age in Montgomery -- A stirring passion for equality -- Laying a foundation -- The preparation -- The bus boycott -- Strength through serenity -- "We make the road by walking it" -- Steadfast and unmovable -- Detroit days -- Months of bloody Sundays -- Onward
Control code
ocm43708619
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780670891603
Lccn
00035916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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