Fighting the Good Fight: The Story of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, 1865-1977

3.33 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780415949217: Fighting the Good Fight: The Story of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, 1865-1977
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church played an important role in the Civil Rights movement-it was the backbone of the Montgomery bus boycott, which served as a model for other grassroots demonstrations and which also propelled Martin Luther King, Jr. into the national spotlight.

Roberson chronicles five generations in the life of this congregation. He uses it as a lens through which to explore how the church functioned as a formative social, cultural, and political institution within a racially fractured and continually shifting cultural and civil landscape. Roberson highlights some of the prominent figures associated with the church, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as some of the less prominent figures--for example the many women whose organizational efforts sustained the church.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Houston Bryan Roberson is Associate Professor of History at The University of the South. He is the co-editor of Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement (Routledge, 2002).

Review:

"Fighting the Good Fight represents a new departure in black church history. It avoids the pitfalls of hagiography, antiquarianism and 'in-house' histories, and portrays Dexter Avenue Church as a living institution with strengths, weaknesses, complexities, and an ongoing character that transcended the influence of any individual minister, even Martin Luther
King, Jr. It could be called the biography of Dexter Avenue Church.
Roberson carefully and skillful places the history of Dexter in the changing political, social, and racial contexts of the period from Reconstruction to 1977. The text is thoughtful and analytical, without being laden with jargon or theory. Roberson has crafted a narrative that is accessible and engaging, at times compelling. Fighting the Good Fight is a jewel of a monograph. Anyone interested in the history, sociology, or theology of the black church will enjoy reading this book."
-Reginald F. Hildebrand Universtity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Fighting the Good Fight represents a new departure in black church history. It avoids the pitfalls of hagiography, antiquarianism and 'in-house' histories, and portrays Dexter Avenue Church as a living institution with strengths, weaknesses, complexities, and an ongoing character that transcended the influence of any individual minister, even Martin Luther
King, Jr. It could be called the biography of Dexter Avenue Church.
Roberson carefully and skillful places the history of Dexter in the changing political, social, and racial contexts of the period from Reconstruction to 1977. The text is thoughtful and analytical, without being laden with jargon or theory. Roberson has crafted a narrative that isaccessible and engaging, at times compelling. Fighting the Good Fight is a jewel of a monograph. Anyone interested in the history, sociology, or theology of the black church will enjoy reading this book."
-Reginald F. Hildebrand, Universtity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 40.95
US$ 38.73

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780415949200: Fighting the Good Fight: The Story of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, 1865-1977

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0415949203 ISBN 13:  9780415949200
Publisher: Routledge, 2005
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Houston Bryan Roberson
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0415949211 ISBN 13: 9780415949217
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church played an important role in the Civil Rights movement-it was the backbone of the Montgomery bus boycott, which served as a model for other grassroots demonstrations and which also propelled Martin Luther King, Jr. into the national spotlight. Roberson chronicles five generations in the life of this congregation. He uses it as a lens through which to explore how the church functioned as a formative social, cultural, and political institution within a racially fractured and continually shifting cultural and civil landscape. Roberson highlights some of the prominent figures associated with the church, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as some of the less prominent figures--for example the many women whose organizational efforts sustained the church. Seller Inventory # AAV9780415949217

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Houston Bryan Roberson
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0415949211 ISBN 13: 9780415949217
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church played an important role in the Civil Rights movement-it was the backbone of the Montgomery bus boycott, which served as a model for other grassroots demonstrations and which also propelled Martin Luther King, Jr. into the national spotlight. Roberson chronicles five generations in the life of this congregation. He uses it as a lens through which to explore how the church functioned as a formative social, cultural, and political institution within a racially fractured and continually shifting cultural and civil landscape. Roberson highlights some of the prominent figures associated with the church, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as some of the less prominent figures--for example the many women whose organizational efforts sustained the church. Seller Inventory # AAV9780415949217

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Roberson, Houston Br
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0415949211 ISBN 13: 9780415949217
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover - 270pp - This title is now printed on demand - please allow an added 2-3 weeks for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 1998217

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Roberson, Houston Bryan
Published by Routledge (2016)
ISBN 10: 0415949211 ISBN 13: 9780415949217
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780415949217_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.09
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

ROBERSON, HOUSTON BRYAN.
Published by Routledge (2018)
ISBN 10: 0415949211 ISBN 13: 9780415949217
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2018. Paperback. Condition: NEW. 9780415949217 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0256684

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.52
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Houston Bryan Roberson
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0415949211 ISBN 13: 9780415949217
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church played an important role in the Civil Rights movement-it was the backbone of the Montgomery bus boycott, which served as a model for other grassroots demonstrations and which also propelled Martin Luther King, Jr. into the national spotlight. Roberson chronicles five generations in the life of this congregation. He uses it as a lens through which to explore how the church functioned as a formative social, cultural, and political institution within a racially fractured and continually shifting cultural and civil landscape. Roberson highlights some of the prominent figures associated with the church, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as some of the less prominent figures--for example the many women whose organizational efforts sustained the church. Seller Inventory # BTE9780415949217

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Houston Bryan Roberson
Published by Routledge (2006)
ISBN 10: 0415949211 ISBN 13: 9780415949217
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2006. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780415949217

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.86
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Roberson, Houston Bryan (Author)
Published by Routledge (2005)
ISBN 10: 0415949211 ISBN 13: 9780415949217
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2005. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 248 pages. 8.75x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0415949211

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.88
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Roberson, Houston Bryan
Published by Routledge 5/1/2005 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0415949211 ISBN 13: 9780415949217
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge 5/1/2005, 2005. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Fighting the Good Fight: The Story of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church 1865-1977. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780415949217

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 52.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Houston Bryan Roberson
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0415949211 ISBN 13: 9780415949217
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Paperback. Condition: New. 270 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 6.0in. x 0.7in.The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church played an important role in the Civil Rights movement-it was the backbone of the Montgomery bus boycott, which served as a model for other grassroots demonstrations and which also propelled Martin Luther King, Jr. into the national spotlight. Roberson chronicles five generations in the life of this congregation. He uses it as a lens through which to explore how the church functioned as a formative social, cultural, and political institution within a racially fractured and continually shifting cultural and civil landscape. Roberson highlights some of the prominent figures associated with the church, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. , as well as some of the less prominent figures--for example the many women whose organizational efforts sustained the church. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780415949217

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 55.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book