My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was one of those books I knew I needed to get around to at some point, but I'm now upset that I didn't read it twenty years ago. I feel let down; that no one explained to me that this was one of the essential books. And not just essential theologically. Essential for anyone to read.
Essential for its sophisticated understanding of how marginalized people respond to their situations. Essential for the way it clearly influenced King and others. Essential for helping to understand America.
There are so many other books I've read which are clearly derivative of this one. I had been missing the essential, core text.
But no more. Now it will become an essential part of my personal canon, to be used often.
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