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Garrow, David J. 1953-

Overview
Works: 88 works in 314 publications in 1 language and 17,660 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Documentary films  Filmed interviews  Sources  Archives  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Speaker, Editor
Classifications: E185.97.K5, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David J Garrow
Bearing the cross : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference by David J Garrow( Book )

61 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 3,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr. : from "Solo" to Memphis by David J Garrow( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David J. Garrow is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who is presently professor of law and history and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Garrow, who earned his PhD from Duke University, is an acclaimed scholar of the United States' black freedom struggle and reproductive rights movement, as well as of the US Supreme Court. His definitive biography of Martin Luther King Jr., Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was honored with the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for biography and the seventh-annual Robert
Liberty and sexuality : the right to privacy and the making of Roe v. Wade by David J Garrow( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author follows the "right to privacy" from its beginnings in the attempts to repeal the Connecticut law banning birth control in the 1930s to the 1965 "Griswald v. Connecticut" decision and the 1973 "Roe v. Wade" decision to the present abortion and gay rights cases
Rising star : the making of Barack Obama by David J Garrow( Book )

20 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising Star is the definitive account of Barack Obama's formative years that made him the man who became the forty-fourth president of the United States. Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America's first African-American president. In this biography, David J. Garrow creates a rich tapestry of a life little understood, until now. Garrow describes Obama's tumultuous upbringing as a young black man attending an almost-all-white, elite private school in Honolulu while being raised almost exclusively by his white grandparents. After recounting Obama's college years in California and New York, Garrow charts Obama's time as a Chicago community organizer, working in some of the city's roughest neighborhoods; his years at the top of his Harvard Law School class; and his return to Chicago, where Obama honed his skills as a hard-knuckled politician, first in the state legislature and then as a candidate for the United States Senate. Detailing a behind-the-scenes account of Obama's 2004 speech, a moment that labeled him the Democratic Party's "rising star," Garrow also chronicles Obama's four years in the Senate, weighing his stands on various issues against positions he had taken years earlier, and recounts his thrilling run for the White House in 2008. In Rising Star, David J. Garrow has created a portrait that reveals not only the people and forces that shaped the future president but also the ways in which he used those influences to serve his larger aspirations. This is about a young man born into uncommon family circumstances, whose faith in his own talents came face-to-face with fantastic ambitions and a desire to do good in the world.--Adapted from jacket
Protest at Selma : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting rights act of 1965 by David J Garrow( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revision of the author's senior honors thesis, Wesleyan University, 1975
The Montgomery bus boycott and the women who started it : the memoir of Jo Ann Gibson Robinson by Jo Ann Gibson Robinson( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical account of the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-56, focusing on the role of the Women's Political Council in the successful protest by African-Americans against segregation in the city's public transportation system
Seeing through race : a reinterpretation of civil rights photography by Martin A Berger( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seeing through Race" is a boldly original reinterpretation of the iconic photographs of the black civil rights struggle. Martin A. Berger's provocative and groundbreaking study shows how the very pictures credited with arousing white sympathy, and thereby paving the way for civil rights legislation, actually limited the scope of racial reform in the 1960s. Berger analyzes many of these famous images - dogs and fire hoses turned against peaceful black marchers in Birmingham, tear gas and clubs wielded against voting-rights marchers in Selma - and argues that because white sympathy was dependent on photographs of powerless blacks, these unforgettable pictures undermined efforts to enact - or even imagine - reforms that threatened to upend the racial balance of power
Martin Luther King, Jr. : civil rights leader, theologian, orator( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Walking city : the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago 1966 : open housing marches, summit negotiations, and operation breadbasket( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Augustine, Florida, 1963-1964 : mass protest and racial violence( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We shall overcome : the Civil Rights Movement in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forgotten memoir of John Knox : a year in the life of a Supreme Court clerk in FDR's Washington by John Knox( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

But he soon develops close relationships with the justice's two black servants: Harry Parker, the messenger who does "everything but breathe" for the justice, and Mary Diggs, the maid and cook. Together, they plot and sidestep around their employer's idiosyncrasies to keep the household running while history is made in the Court." "A foreword by Dennis Hutchinson and David Garrow sets the stage, and a gallery of period photos of Knox, McReynolds, and other figures of the time gives life to this engaging account, which like no other captures life in Washington, D.C., when it was still a genteel southern town."--Jacket
Birmingham, Alabama, 1956-1963 : the Black struggle for civil rights( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlanta, Georgia, 1960-1961 : sit-ins and student activism( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising star : the making of Barack Obama by David J Garrow( Recording )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As epic in vision and rigorous in detail as Robert Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson series, the definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States--the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise--from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross.Barack Obama's keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted the little-known state senator from Illinois into the national spotlight. Three months later, Obama would win election to the U.S. Senate; four years later he would make history as America's first black president. Now, at the end of his second presidential term, David J. Garrow delivers the most compelling and comprehensive biography ever written of Obama in the years preceding his presidency.Moving around the globe, from Hawaii to Indonesia to the American Northeast and Midwest, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama meticulously unpacks Obama's life, from his tumultuous upbringing in Honolulu and Jakarta, to his formative time as a community organizer on Chicago's South Side, working in some of the roughest neighborhoods, to Cambridge, where he excelled at Harvard Law School, and finally back to Chicago, where he pursued his political destiny. In voluminous detail, drawn from more than 1,000 interviews and encyclopedic documentary research, Garrow reveals as never before the ambition, the dreams, and the all-too-human struggles of an iconic president in a sure to be news-making biography that will stand as the most authoritative account of Obama's pre-presidential life for decades to come
Bearing the cross : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference by David J Garrow( )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on more than 700 interviews-with all King's closest surviving associates and with the Southern law men who worked against him "Bearing the Cross" is a compelling and intimate narrative that portrays the struggles and conflicts within the man who became the incarnation of the Civil Rights Movement
Death in Memphis : the mysterious assassination of Martin Luther King( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968 as well as his career. It examines the possibility that James Earl Ray was not the only shooter or totally innocent of the crime. It looks at the FBI's surveillance of Dr. King and J. Edgar Hoover's feelings about him
Martin Luther King's torment( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Martin Luther King, Jr., FBI file by United States( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 2 of The Martin Luther King, Jr., FBI File, entitled The King-Levison File, consists of verbatim transcripts and detailed summaries of telephone conversations between King and one of his most trusted confidants, Stanley D. Levison, a New York lawyer and businessman with whom the civil rights leader spoke on an almost daily basis for more than six years. Since Levison was one of the few individuals to whom King could truly speak his mind--as well as voice occasional doubts and despair over the progress of the civil rights movement--these files shed light not only on King's many civil rights activities and his involvement in related causes, but on his personal feelings toward and reactions to the events that marked the last six years of his life."--Vendor website
 
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Bearing the cross : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
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The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr. : from "Solo" to MemphisLiberty and sexuality : the right to privacy and the making of Roe v. WadeProtest at Selma : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting rights act of 1965The Montgomery bus boycott and the women who started it : the memoir of Jo Ann Gibson RobinsonSeeing through race : a reinterpretation of civil rights photographyThe forgotten memoir of John Knox : a year in the life of a Supreme Court clerk in FDR's WashingtonBearing the cross : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Alternative Names
David Garrow American historian

David Garrow Amerikaans historicus

Languages
English (217)