The Texas Observer columnist Todd Moye praises Thomas F. Jackson’s From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Economic Justice in a recent review. Moye writes, "The book was written for academics, but it deserves a large audience." Here is an excerpt of the review:
Historians have written so many books about Martin
Luther King, Jr. that it might seem there is little left to say about
the man or the American civil rights movement many think he
personified. Thomas F. Jackson’s new book should dispel that
impression. More than any other historian of the movement, Jackson
takes the civil rights leader’s ideas seriously. The author, a former
researcher and consulting editor of the King Papers Project at Stanford
University, has steeped himself in his subject’s secular thought and
writing. He casts King as arguably the most important, and certainly
the most eloquent, American political economist of the 20th century.
The complete review is available at www.texasobserver.org.