Each January, our country celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a pioneer in nonviolent activism and protest against racial discrimination. His work continues to influence our society and inspire those committed to stamp out injustice.
The UTC Library has selected the following e-books from Project MUSE to showcase the work of Dr. King and others in the civil rights movement and the effect this work has had in our world. :
In The African American Jeremiad
, David Howard-Pitney explores the “jeremiad,” a type of speech that laments the state of society and its use by black leaders as a way to point out the unique challenges faced by black Americans. Howard-Pitney devotes a chapter to Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as other notable black leaders and looks at the way their speeches and essays influenced society.
In Becoming King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Making of a National Leader
, Troy Jackson looks at Dr. King’s work in Montgomery, Alabama, focusing on his rise to leadership among the community and the aftermath of the Montgomery bus boycott. This book illustrates who Martin Luther King, Jr. was as a person and a leader.
Yes We Did?
by Cynthia Fleming is an exploration of black leadership over the course of American history. Her book uses first person accounts to draw attention to obstacles black leaders have faced and the ways that socioeconomic status, gender, age, and the media affect action in the black community.
Access more than 30,000 humanities ebooks via Project MUSE
Kick off the new semester by visiting a new display from Special Collections! Explore the Dynamo of Dixie’s storied history of all things sweet. We’re featuring the candy, soda, and pastries that call Chattanooga home!
Chattanooga’s Sweet History is on display in the Andrew C. Roth Grand Reading Room and George Connor Special Collections Reading Room on the 4th floor of the UTC Library.
CHC-2007-014-003. Brock Fairyland Cherries. Courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.
CHC-2003-021-071. Women packing cakes at the Chattanooga Bakery. Courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.
CHC-1988-106-009. Chattanooga Bakery tin. Courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.
UTC Library now offers an improved search function to help you find the library materials you need! From the library’s website, you’ll be able to find relevant materials for your work and research!
Check out the improved search now to discover:
- Easier searching from mobile devices,
- Easier account login using your UTCID and password,
- Online shelf browsing; you can view online which titles are on the shelves near titles you’re in which you’re interested,
- Many more great features!
Try a search now by clicking here to visit the Library’s website.
Or visit the Search Help page on the Library website to learn how to get the best results in your search and how to use the various tools within the library search function.
See a live demonstration: library staff will offer two live demonstrations where you can see the search tool in action and ask any questions. Drop by LIB Room 204 during either of these sessions:
- Tuesday, January 9, 1:50-2:40pm, or
- Wednesday January 10, 2:00pm-2:50pm
Would you like more information now? Library staff are available to help with your questions in a variety of ways. Please pick the contact option that best suits your needs: in person at the Library, through Online Chat, by Email, by Texting 423-521-0564, or by Calling 423-425-4510.
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Did you know that the UTC library has access to over 1,000 Duke University Press E-books?
This fantastic collection is full of peer-reviewed and carefully edited scholarly works in a wide range of disciplines across the social sciences and humanities. Duke University Press is an internationally recognized publisher known for its willingness to take chances on nontraditional and multidisciplinary publications.
Individual PDF files of chapters can be downloaded.
Check out some of these titles:
South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s
Photography and the Optical Unconscious
Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure
List of the 2017 Duke titles.
Please note that these ebooks are made available as they’re published so there may be some in the list that haven’t yet been published.
Access Duke ebooks