Nonviolent Bodies and the Experience of Breakdown in the American Movement for Civil Rights
Date of Award
M.A. in Southern Studies
This thesis examines the experience of personal breakdown in the American Civil Rights Movement. It proposes that breakdown was triggered in individuals by the practice of nonviolence and contends that breakdown precipitated the Movement's shift away from nonviolence toward the more self-protective tactic of black power.
Andersen, Danielle, "Nonviolent Bodies and the Experience of Breakdown in the American Movement for Civil Rights" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 35.