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Published: 19 April 2018

200 Pages | 16


ISBN: 9780190844790

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Most of 14th Street Is Gone

The Washington, DC Riots of 1968

J. Samuel Walker

  • Published on the 50th anniversary of the riots
  • The first account of the riots that places them in the historical context of Washington, DC and the growing fear of racial violence in the city and around the nation in the mid-1960s
  • Draws from newly-opened and previously underused archival materials, most notably the papers of Walter Washington
  • Features a full chapter on Washington's struggle to recover from the riots and the long-delayed rebuilding of the areas most affected
  • Considers why there have been so few serious urban riots since 1968
  • Release of the film Detroit gives renewed prominence to the 1960s urban riots