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The great uprising : race riots in urban America during the 1960s

Author: Peter B Levy
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1963 and 1972 America experienced over 750 urban revolts. Considered collectively, they comprise what Peter Levy terms a 'Great Uprising'. Levy examines these uprisings over the arc of the entire decade, in various cities across America. He challenges both conservative and liberal interpretations, emphasizing that these riots must be placed within historical context to be properly understood. By focusing on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter B Levy
ISBN: 1108422403 9781108422406 1108434037 9781108434034
OCLC Number: 1000115781
Description: xiv, 332 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I : Cambridge, Maryland. 1. The making of the "Negro revolt" ; 2. The fire this time ; 3. Falsely accused? --
Part II : Baltimore, Maryland. 4. The dream deferred ; 5. The Holy Week uprising of 1968 ; 6. One nation, two responses --
Part III : York, Pennsylvania. 7. The promised land ; 8. Fighting back ; 9. An uneasy peace --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Race riots in urban America during the nineteen sixties
Responsibility: Peter B. Levy (York College, Pennsylvania).

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The race riots of the 1960s constituted one of the central developments of recent American history. By examining three specific revolts, Peter B. Levy provides a new framework for understanding why  Read more...
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'Levy's framing of these moments of violence as a 'Great Uprising' is nothing short of brilliant. He has truly crafted an illuminating narrative synthesis of these moments of violence, one that Read more...

 
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