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The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks / Jeanne Theoharis.

Authors: Theoharis, Jeanne.
Call number: B Parks, Rosa THE
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, c2013.
Publication date: c2013.
Subject: African American women civil rights workers -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century.
Segregation in transportation -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century.
Montgomery (Ala.) -- Race relations.
Montgomery (Ala.) -- Biography.
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005.
Title: The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks / Jeanne Theoharis.
Physical description: xvi, 304 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents note: National honor, public mythology : the passing of Rosa Parks -- "A life history of being rebellious" : the early years of Rosa McCauley Parks -- "It was very difficult to keep going when all our work seemed to be in vain" : the Civil Rights movement before the Bus Boycott -- "I had been pushed as far as I could stand to be pushed" : Rosa Parks's bus stand -- "There lived a great people" : the Montgomery Bus Boycott -- "It is fine to be a heroine but the price is high" : the suffering of Rosa Parks -- "The Northern promised land that wasn't" : Rosa Parks and the Black Freedom struggle in Detroit -- "Any move to show we are dissatisfied" : Mrs. Parks in the Black Power era -- "Racism is still alive" : negotiating the politics of being a symbol.
Summary note: The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement and presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-295) and index.
ISBN: 9780807050477 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0807050474 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0807033324
9780807033326
LCCN: 2012031992
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1420386
Bib No.: 1420386

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