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Luker, Ralph E.

Overview
Works: 19 works in 80 publications in 1 language and 6,102 library holdings
Genres: History  Archives  Biography  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: E185.97.K5, 323.092
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Most widely held works about Ralph E Luker
 
Most widely held works by Ralph E Luker
The social gospel in black and white : American racial reform, 1885-1912 by Ralph E Luker( )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a major revision of accepted wisdom, this book, originally published by UNC Press in 1991, demonstrates that American social Christianity played an important role in racial reform during the period between Emancipation and the civil rights movement. As organizations created by the heirs of antislavery sentimentfoundered in the mid-1890s, Ralph Luker argues, a new generation of black and white reformers--many of them representatives of American social Christianity--explored a variety of solutions to the problem of racialconflict. Some of them helped to organize the Federal Council of Churches in 1909, while others returned to abolitionist and home missionary strategies in organizing the NAACP in 1910 and the National Urban League in 1911. A half century later, such organizations formed the institutional core of America's civil rights movement. Luker also shows that the black prophets of social Christianity who espoused theological personalism created an influential tradition that eventually produced Martin Luther King Jr. -- Provided by publisher
The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than two decades after his death, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ideas - his call for racial equality, his faith in the ultimate triumph of justice, and his insistence on the power of nonviolent struggle to bring about a major transformation of American society - are as vital and timely as ever. The wealth of his writings, both published and unpublished, that constitute his intellectual legacy are now preserved in this authoritative, chronologically arranged, multivolume edition. Faithfully transcribing the texts of his letters, speeches, sermons, student papers, and articles, this edition has no equal." "Volume II begins with King's doctoral work at Boston University and ends with his first year as pastor of the historic Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. It includes papers from his graduate courses and a fully annotated text of his dissertation. There is correspondence with people King knew in his years before graduate school and a transcription of the first known recording of a King sermon. We learn, too, of King's marriage to Coretta Scott." "Accepting the call to serve Dexter, King followed the church's tradition of socially active pastors by becoming involved in voter registration and other issues of social justice. In Montgomery he completed his doctoral work, and he and Coretta Scott began their married life." "King's early papers document the formative experiences of a man whose life and teachings have had a profound influence not only on Americans but on people of all nations."--Jacket
Black and white sat down together : the reminiscences of an NAACP founder by Mary White Ovington( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1903, when white settlement worker Mary White Ovington was thirty-eight years old, she had no sense that there was a "racial problem" in the United States. Six years later, she, W.E.B. Du Bois, and fifty others founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Their goals in 1909 - ending racial discrimination and segregation and achieving full civil and legal rights - included the power of the vote for black Americans. Eighty-five years later, the NAACP remains the largest and most influential civil rights organization in the country, still striving to uphold the goals of its founders."--BOOK JACKET. "Hailed as a "fighting saint" by NAACP Executive Secretary Walter White, Ovington dared to do this work in a period intolerant of black-white relations. She often endured notoriety, as when lurid newspaper headlines followed a biracial dinner hosted by the Cosmopolitan Club in 1908 and singled her out for persecution."--BOOK JACKET. "For Ovington, the lifelong activist, the commonality of human ideas was a source of inspiration. Her profound sense of social justice demanded determination and persistence. Once Ovington committed herself to "Negro work," she worked tirelessly "until the two sides came together.""--BOOK JACKET. "The Baltimore Afro-American newspaper first published Ovington's reminiscences in 1932 and 1933. Now, for the first time, they are available in book form - a candid memoir by a courageous woman who defied the social restrictions placed on women of her generation, race, and class, and undertook civil rights work in a period intolerant of black-white relations."--BOOK JACKET. "Throughout the years of struggle, Ovington never lost her faith in the possibility of transforming relations between blacks and whites, believing that "the miracle is always here if someone will call it forth.""--Jacket
Historical dictionary of the civil rights movement by Christopher M Richardson( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Civil Rights Movement is a guide to the history of the African-American struggle for equal rights in the United States. The history of this period is covered in a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, significant legal cases, local struggles, forgotten heroes, and prominent women in the Movement. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Civil Rights Movement"--Provided by publisher
Historical dictionary of the civil rights movement by Ralph E Luker( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr by Martin Luther King( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr by Martin Luther King( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than two decades after his death, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ideas -- his call for racial equality, his faith in the ultimate triumph of justice, and his insistence on the power of nonviolent struggle to bring about a major transformation of American society -- are as vital and timely as ever. The wealth of his writings, both published and unpublished, that constitute his intellectual legacy are now preserved in this authoritative, chronologically arranged, multivolume edition. Faithfully transcribing the texts of his letters, speeches, sermons, student papers, and articles, this edition has no equal." "Volume II begins with King's doctoral work at Boston University and ends with his first year as pastor of the historic Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. It includes papers from his graduate courses and a fully annotated text of his dissertation. There is correspondence with people King knew in his years before graduate school and a transcription of the first known recording of a King sermon. We learn, too, of King's marriage to Coretta Scott." "Accepting the call to serve Dexter, King followed the church's tradition of socially active pastors by becoming involved in voter registration and other issues of social justice. In Montgomery he completed his doctoral work, and he and Coretta Scott began their married life." "King's early papers document the formative experiences of a man whose life and teachings have had a profound influence not only on Americans but on people of all nations."--Jacket
Called to serve : January 1929 - June 1951 by Martin Luther King( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social gospel and the failure of racial reform, 1885-1898 by Ralph E Luker( )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers of Martin Luther King, jr, volume 1 : called to serve, January 1929-September 1951. by Martin Luther King( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shares King's early writings
Rediscovering precious values : July 1951 - November 1955 by Martin Luther King( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers by Martin Luther King( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Includes speeches (photocopied), photographs, commemorative calendar
The social gospel : the failure of social reform, 1885-1898 by Ralph E Luker( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr by Martin Luther King( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Social Gospel in Black and White: American Racial Reform, 1885-1912 (The Social Gospel in Black & White) by Ralph E Luker( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Garry Wills and the New Debate over the Declaration of Independence by Ralph E Luker( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr Rediscovering precious values : July 1951 - November 1955
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The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.Black and white sat down together : the reminiscences of an NAACP founderHistorical dictionary of the civil rights movementThe papers of Martin Luther King, JrThe papers of Martin Luther King, JrCalled to serve : January 1929 - June 1951Papers of Martin Luther King, jr, volume 1 : called to serve, January 1929-September 1951.Rediscovering precious values : July 1951 - November 1955
Alternative Names
Luker, Ralph

Luker, Ralph E. 1940-

Languages
English (80)