One Dream Or Two?: Justice in America and in the Thought of Martin Luther King, Jr

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Lexington Books, 2002 - Political Science - 173 pages
One Dream or Two? is a critical historical, constitutional, and philosophical examination of Martin Luther King Jr's understanding of justice-his "Dream"-from within the context of the American political tradition. Nathan Schlueter introduces King's "I Have a Dream Speech" and then isolates elements of his larger vision for social justice-paying special attention to issues of racial discrimination, political economy, civil disobedience, and the relationship between politics and religion-situating those elements within historical, rhetorical, and political context.
 

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Contents

I Have a Dream
xxiii
The Foundations of Liberalism in America and in King
25
Racial Discrimination
53
Political Economy
83
Civil Disobedience
119
Conclusion
145
Bibliography
147
Index
161
About the Author
167
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Page vii - I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.

About the author (2002)

Nathan Schlueter is Assistant Professor of Political Science at St. Ambrose University.

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