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Reveals a vibrant and contentious political culture punctuated by traditional civic pride and an understudied tradition of protest in the black community

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Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Introduction Integration The Central Ward and the Rites of the Public Sphere Double V in New Jersey The Construction of Integration The Limits of Interracial Activism Brutal Realities and the Roots of the Disorders Uprising Testimonies to Violation and Violence The Reconstruction of Black Womanhood Baraka v. Imperiale: The Excesses of Racial Nationalism Black Power in Newark Epilogue Notes Index About the Author

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Kevin Mumford is Associate Professor of History and African American studies at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Interzones: Black/White Sex Districts in Chicago and New York in the Early Twentieth Century.


"Excellent, lively, and learned... An engaging and unsettling study of the city." - The Bloomsbury Review "Mumford explores the devastating effect of the riots and how the city police, state police, and National Guard escalated the violence." The Star-Ledger (New Jersey) "Mumford's history of race relations in Newark is full of arresting insight, fascinating detail, and memorable writing. With interdisciplinary creativity, he offers an important contribution to the understanding of modern America." Randall Kennedy, Harvard University

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