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
1
The Foundations of Liberalism in America and in King
31
Racial Discrimination
59
Political Economy
89
Civil Disobedience
125
Conclusion
151
Bibliography
153
Index
167
About the Author
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Nathan Schlueter is Assistant Professor of Political Science at St. Ambrose University.

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