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

Author: Peter B Levy
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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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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Levy, Peter B.
Great uprising.
Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1000115781
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter B Levy
ISBN: 9781108381659 1108381650
OCLC Number: 1022784360
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 332 pages) : illustrations, map
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.
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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