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Book review: Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the sixties by Mike Davis and Jon Wiener

Roquen, Jeff (2020) Book review: Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the sixties by Mike Davis and Jon Wiener. LSE Review of Books (08 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties, Mike Davis and Jon Wiener relocate the seeds of the radical 1960s away from New York City and Berkeley, California, centring the activism waged by African Americans, the Latinx community, Asian Americans, the LGBT community and women to ultimately redefine Los Angeles as the quintessential microcosm of paradigmatic change in America. This is a highly readable and scholarly volume that succeeds in giving renewed attention to the neglected voices of those central to the reconstruction of US society, writes Jeff Roquen.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2020 13:36
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105467

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