[lbo-talk] riots of the '60s

Mark Bennett bennett.mab at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 01:14:11 PDT 2011

Thomas Sugrue's "The Origins of the Urban Crisis" is good on the creation of the conditions in Detroit, and other NE cities, that led to the riots of the 60s.


On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 3:06 PM, c b <cb31450 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ferenc Molnar riots of the '60s
> Around fifteen years ago, I did a bit of research on the urban riots
> of the '60's and how they impacted the way Northeastern cities had
> been redeveloped in the 70's and 80's and I remember being startled at
> how little scholarly material had been written about them. It felt
> like academia had been complicit in erasing an essential period of
> U.S. history from the record, especially in regards to the history of
> U.S. cities. Perhaps that's changed since then, I don't know...
> ^^^^^^^
> CB: I'd like to see your research, if you please. We just had a
> program reviewing 1967 Detroit, though not very scholarly. Did you use
> the Kerner Commission Report ?
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