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Jesse Jackson

Activist, Religion (born 8-Oct-1941)


Lucius J. Barker; Ronald W. Walters (editors). Jesse Jackson's 1984 Presidential Campaign: Challenge and Change in American Politics. University of Illinois Press. 1989. 257pp.

Elizabeth O. Colton. The Jackson Phenomenon: The Man, the Power, the Message. Doubleday. 1989. 290pp.

Bob Faw; Nancy Skelton. Thunder in America: The Improbable Presidential Campaign of Jesse Jackson. Texas Monthly Press. 1986. 263pp.

Marshall Frady. Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson. New York: Random House. 1996. 552pp.

Arnold Gibbons. Race, Politics & the White Media: The Jesse Jackson Campaigns. University Press of America. 1993. 150pp.

Charles P. Henry. Jesse Jackson: The Search for Common Ground. Black Scholar Press. 1990. 159pp.

Ernest R. House. Jesse Jackson & the Politics of Charisma: The Rise and Fall of the PUSH/Excel Program. Westview Press. 1988. 196pp.

Thomas H. Landess; Richard M. Quinn. Jesse Jackson and the Politics of Race. Jameson Books. 1985. 269pp.

Lorenzo Morris. The Social and Political Implications of the 1984 Jesse Jackson Presidential Campaign. Praeger. 1990. 273pp.

Adolph L. Reed. The Jesse Jackson Phenomenon: The Crisis of Purpose in Afro-American Politics. Yale University Press. 1986. 170pp.

Barbara A. Reynolds. Jesse Jackson: The Man, the Movement, the Myth. Nelson-Hall. 1975. 489pp.

Karin L. Stanford. Beyond the Boundaries: Reverend Jesse Jackson in International Affairs. SUNY Press. 1997. 236pp.

Eddie Stone. Jesse Jackson: Biography of an Ambitious Man. Holloway House. 1979. 222pp. Also a revised edition, subtitled An Intimate Portrait, in 1988.

Kenneth R. Timmerman. Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jessie Jackson. Regnery Publishing. 2002. 501pp.

Brenda Wilkinson. Jesse Jackson: Still Fighting for the Dream. Silver Burdett Press. 1990. 130pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

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  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.596)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.341)

  9. Who's Who in America 2000 (p.2369)

  10. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.366)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.766)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.538)

  13. Current Biography, 1970 Yearbook (pp.196-99)

  14. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.248)

  15. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.168-71)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.255)

  17. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.78)

  18. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.514)

  19. Biographical Dictionary of the Left (vol.2, pp.430-32)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.176)

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