Newark: a history of race, rights, and riots in America

Book Cover
Average Rating
New York University Press,
Pub. Date:

Newark’s volatile past is infamous. The city has become synonymous with the Black Power movement and urban crisis. Its history reveals a vibrant and contentious political culture punctuated by traditional civic pride and an understudied tradition of protest in the black community. Newark charts this important city's place in the nation, from its founding in 1666 by a dissident Puritan as a refuge from intolerance, through the days of Jim Crow and World War II civil rights activism, to the height of postwar integration and the election of its first black mayor.

In this broad and balanced history of Newark, Kevin Mumford applies the concept of the public sphere to the problem of race relations, demonstrating how political ideas and print culture were instrumental in shaping African American consciousness. He draws on both public and personal archives, interpreting official documents - such as newspapers, commission testimony, and government records—alongside interviews, political flyers, meeting minutes, and rare photos.

From the migration out of the South to the rise of public housing and ethnic conflict,Newark explains the impact of African Americans on the reconstruction of American cities in the twentieth century.

More Details
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID a5c540b0-58de-cdbb-4910-1ff8111621dd
Grouping Title newark a history of race rights and riots in america
Grouping Author mumford kevin j
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-06 04:40:45AM
Last Indexed 2018-08-20 04:58:03AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Mumford, Kevin J.
author2-role NetLibrary, Inc.
author_display Mumford, Kevin J
detailed_location_arlington EBSCOhost
format_arlington eBook
format_category_arlington eBook
id a5c540b0-58de-cdbb-4910-1ff8111621dd
isbn 9781435607347
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b12952187||EBSCOhost|Online|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|EBSCOhost||||Available Online||q||
itype_arlington eCollection
last_indexed 2018-08-20T08:58:03.766Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
local_callnumber_arlington Online
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online
primary_isbn 9781435607347
publishDate 2007
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b12952187|eBook|eBook||English|New York University Press,|[2007]|xi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
external_econtent:ils:.b12952187 Available Online Available Online false true false false false true
series American history and culture
series_with_volume American history and culture|
title_display Newark : a history of race, rights, and riots in America
title_full Newark : a history of race, rights, and riots in America / Kevin Mumford
title_short Newark :
title_sub a history of race, rights, and riots in America