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Unformatted text preview: Week 12 Reading Guide #1 Gerstle Chapter 7, Civil Rights, White Resistance, and Black Nationalism, 1960-1968. 1. Why does Gerstle argue that civil rights activism in the 1960s had their roots in the 1940s? What are the different dynamics that were important in the forties for founding the sixties civil rights movement? 2. On page 274, Gerstle argues that Martin Luther King Jr. had little difficulty weaving into [the American civic nationalist tradition] his religiously based universalism and anticapitalism. What does he mean by this? Does this surprise you given the Cold War dynamics we have been discussing? How does this square with Gerstle on page 277 who argues that King showed a reluctance to incorporate his critique of capitalism into his most public expositions of the American Dream?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2011 for the course PSTL 1231 taught by Professor Jasonstahl during the Spring '11 term at Minnesota.
- Spring '11