This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement by Sarah AzaranskyThis Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement by Sarah Azaransky

This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement

bySarah Azaransky

Hardcover | June 30, 2017

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This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement examines a group of black Christian intellectuals and activists who looked abroad, even to other religious traditions, for ideas and practices that could transform American democracy. From the 1930s tothe 1950s, this core group drew lessons from independence movements around for the world for an American campaign that would be part of a global network of resistance to colonialism and white supremacy. This book argues that their religious perspectives and methods of moral reasoning developed atheological blueprint for what Bayard Rustin called the "classical phase" of the Civil Rights Movement. Existing scholarship on the book's main figures, including Howard Thurman, Benjamin Mays, and William Stuart Nelson, pioneers of African American Christian nonviolence James Farmer, Pauli Murray, and Bayard Rustin, and YWCA leaders Juliette Derricotte and Sue Bailey Thurman, focuses on individualsand misses important streams of influence and creative collaborations. This book traces fertile intersections of worldwide resistance movements, explores American racial politics and interreligious exchanges that crossed literal borders and disciplinary boundaries, enriches our understanding of theinternational roots of the Civil Rights Movement, and offers lessons on the role of religion in justice movements.
Sarah Azaransky is Assistant Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary. She is the author of The Dream is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith and the editor of Religion and Politics in America's Borderlands.
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Title:This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights MovementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:June 30, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190262206

ISBN - 13:9780190262204

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