The Long, Hot Summer of 1967

Author(s): 
McLaughlin, Malcolm
ISBN: 
9781137269621
Date published: 
March 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

It seemed at times during the 1960s that America was caught in an unending cycle of violence and disorder. Successive summers from 1964-1968 brought waves of urban unrest, street fighting, looting, and arson to black communities in cities from Florida to Wisconsin, Maryland to California. This book takes the pivotal year of 1967 as its focus and sets it in the context of the long, hot summers to provide new insights into the meaning of the riots and their legacy.