Set the Night on Fire - L. A. in the Sixties

Author(s): Mike Davis; Jon Wiener

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A magisterial, riveting movement history of Los Angeles in the '60s.

Los Angeles in the '60s was a hotbed of political and social upheaval. The city was a launchpad for Black Power - where Malcolm X and Angela Davis first came to prominence and the Watts uprising shook the nation. The city was home to the Chicano Blowouts and Chicano Moratorium, as well as being the birthplace of "Asian American" as a political identity. It was a locus of the antiwar movement, gay liberation movement, and women's movement, and, of course, the capital of California counterculture.

Mike Davis and Jon Wiener provide the first comprehensive movement history of LA in the '60s, drawing on extensive archival research and dozens of interviews with principal figures, as well as the authors' storied personal histories as activists. Following on from Davis' award-winning LA history, City of Quartz, Set the Night on Fire is a historical tour de force, delivered in scintillating and fiercely beautiful prose.

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General Fields

  • : 9781839761225
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Verso Trade
  • : 0.368317
  • : July 2021
  • : {"length"=>["7.8"], "width"=>["5"], "units"=>["Inches"]}
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mike Davis; Jon Wiener
  • : Paperback
  • : 800