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Nation on Fire America in the Wake of the King Assassination

ISBN-10: 0470177101
ISBN-13: 9780470177105
Edition: 2009
Authors: Clay Risen
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Description: A few hours after Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at a Memphis motel, violent mobs had looted and burned several blocks of Washington a few miles north of the White House, centered around the U Street commercial district. Quick action  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/9/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

A few hours after Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at a Memphis motel, violent mobs had looted and burned several blocks of Washington a few miles north of the White House, centered around the U Street commercial district. Quick action by D.C. police quelled the violence, but shortly before noon the next day, looting and arson broke out anew -- not just along U Street, but in two other commercial districts as well. Over the next several days, the immediate crisis of the riots was matched by an equally ominous sense among the nation's political leadership that they were watching the final dissolution of the 1960s liberal dream. For many whites who watched flames overtake city after city -- Washington, Chicago, Baltimore, Kansas City -- the April riots were an unfathomable and deeply troubling response during what should have been a time of national mourning. To them the rioters were little better than common criminals. But a look at the average rioter complicates such conclusions: they were primarily young (under 25) and male, but most made a decent salary, had a better than average education, and had no previous arrest record. In interviews and testimonies afterward, rioters recalled a sense of release, of striking back at the "system." To say that the riots meant different things to different people would be exceedingly trite if it weren't also exceedingly true. In ways large and small, the King riots solidified attitudes and trends that destroyed the momentum behind racial progress, fatally wounded postwar domestic liberalism, created new divisions among blacks and whites, and condemned urban America to decades of poverty and crime. This book will explain why they occurred, how they played out, and what they meant.

Preface. Chapter 1: King, Johnson, and the Terrible, Glorious 31st of March. Chapter 2: April 4--Before the Bullet. Chapter 3: April 4--The News Arrives. Chapter 4: April 4--U and 14th. Chapter 5: April 5--Midnight Interlude. Chapter 6: April 5--"Any Man's Death Diminishes Me". Chapter 7: April 5--"Once That Line Has Been Crossed". Chapter 8: April 5--Official Disorder on Top of Civil Disorder. Chapter 9: April 5--The Occupation of Washington. Chapter 10: April 5--There Are No Ghettos in Chicago. Chapter 11: April 6--Roadblocks. Chapter 12: April 6--An Eruption in Baltimore. Chapter 13: April 7--Palm Sunday. Chapter 14: April 8--Bluff City on Edge. Chapter 15: April 9--A Country Rent Asunder. Chapter 16: April 10 and 11. Chapter 17: A Summer Postscript. Chapter 18: 1969 and After.

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