Robert Parris Moses : a life in civil rights and leadership at the grassroots /

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Author / Creator:Visser-Maessen, Laura, author.
Imprint:Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
©2016
Description:1 online resource (xvii, 432 pages)
Language:English
Series:HeinOnline Spinelli's law library reference shelf
HeinOnline UNC Press law publications
HeinOnline. Spinelli's law library reference shelf.
HeinOnline. UNC Press law publications.
Subject:Moses, Robert Parris.
Moses, Robert Parris.
Moses, Robert Parris.
African American civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography.
African Americans -- Mississippi -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi.
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Political.
African American civil rights workers.
African Americans.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Civil rights movements.
Civil rights workers.
Race relations.
Mississippi -- Race relations.
Mississippi.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Biographies.
History.
Biographies.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11405858
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ISBN:9781469628004
1469628007
9781469627991
146962799X
9781469627984
1469627981
Notes:Title from PDF file title page (viewed November 17, 2016).
Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
Summary:"This new biography casts Moses in a new light, revealing him as a far more strategic, calculating, and hands-on organizer than in previous portrayals of him as an idealist and saintly figure."--Provided by publisher.
Other form:Print version: Visser-Maessen, Laura. Robert Parris Moses. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016] 9781469627984
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Summary:One of the most influential leaders in the civil rights movement, Robert Parris Moses was essential in making Mississippi a central battleground state in the fight for voting rights. As a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Moses presented himself as a mere facilitator of grassroots activism rather than a charismatic figure like Martin Luther King Jr. His self-effacing demeanor and his success, especially in steering the events that led to the volatile 1964 Freedom Summer and the formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, paradoxically gave him a reputation of nearly heroic proportions. Examining the dilemmas of a leader who worked to cultivate local leadership, historian Laura Visser-Maessen explores the intellectual underpinnings of Moses's strategy, its achievements, and its struggles.<br> <br> <br> <br> This new biography recasts Moses as an effective, hands-on organizer, safeguarding his ideals while leading from behind the scenes. By returning Moses to his rightful place among the foremost leaders of the movement, Visser-Maessen testifies to Moses's revolutionary approach to grassroots leadership and the power of the individual in generating social change.<br> <br>
Item Description:Title from PDF file title page (viewed November 17, 2016).
Physical Description:1 online resource (xvii, 432 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781469628004
1469628007
9781469627991
146962799X
9781469627984
1469627981