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Summer of Rage

An Oral History of the 1967 Newark and Detroit Riots

Max Arthur Herman

Drawing on oral history interviews and archival materials, Summer of Rage examines the causes and consequences of urban unrest that occurred in Newark and Detroit during the summer of 1967. It seeks to give voice to those who experienced these events firsthand and places personal narratives in a broader theoretical framework involving issues of collective memory, trauma, race relations, and urban development. Further, the volume explores the multiple truths present in these contentious events and thereby sheds light on the past, present, and future of these cities.
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Herman, Max Arthur.

Summer of rage: an oral history of the 1967 Newarkand Detroit riots / Max Arthur Herman.

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Includes bibliographical references.

1. Riots—New Jersey—Newark—History—20th century. 2. Riots—Michigan—Detroit—History—20th century. 3. African Americans—New Jersey—Newark—History—20th century. 4. African Americans—Michigan—Detroit—History—20th century. 5. Newark (N.J.)—Race relations.6. Detroit (Mich.)—Race relations. I. Title.

F144.N69N44    303.6’230974932—dc23    2013011872

ISBN 978-1-4331-2274-3 (hardcover)

ISBN 978-1-4331-4897-2 (paperback)

ISBN 978-1-4539-1145-7 (ebook pdf)

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