A masterful history. . . . Will Jones's deeply satisfying book makes the history of the march whole and demonstrates the depth of change its participants embraced. --Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, author of Defying Dixie
Vivid and moving. --Bill Marvel
Finally we have the definitive history of the 1963 March on Washington. --Judith Stein, author of Pivotal Decade"
William P. Jones s indispensable new book highlights the leadership of A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin, and other forceful social democrats, liberals, and trade unionists, and rediscovers the inextricable links between the civil rights movement and the cause of economic justice. --Sean Wilentz, author of The Rise of American Democracy"
Jones gets past the heroic myths and provides us with the history we need not just to celebrate the march but to understand it. This is the single best book on that historic event to date. --Eric Arnesen, The George Washington University"
A magnificent work of historical reconstruction. . . . Jones provides a rich, robust understanding of the meaning of the march. --Michael Honey, author of Going Down Jericho Road"
A masterful history. . . . Will Jones s deeply satisfying book makes the history of the march whole and demonstrates the depth of change its participants embraced. --Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, author of Defying Dixie"
One of the great moments in American history becomes fresh again. Peeling away layers of myth, Jones shows the deep roots of the march in a tradition of African-American labor struggle. --Joshua Freeman, author of American Empire"
Jones thoroughly recovers the radical reality of the events leading up to the march, as well as the march itself. --Moshe Z. Marvit"
Vivid and moving. --Bill Marvel"