9781784780227-1784780227-Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties

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

ISBN-13: 9781784780227
ISBN-10: 1784780227
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Davis, Mike, Jon Wiener
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Verso
Format: Hardcover 800 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781784780227
ISBN-10: 1784780227
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Davis, Mike, Jon Wiener
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Verso
Format: Hardcover 800 pages

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Acknowledged authors Davis, Mike, Jon Wiener wrote Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties comprising 800 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1784780227 and 9781784780227. Since then Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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A magisterial, kaleidoscopic, riveting history of Los Angeles in the Sixties

Histories of the sixties in the United States invariably overlook Southern California, but Los Angeles was the epicenter of that decade’s political and social earthquake. L.A. 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, 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 L.A. in the sixties, 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’s award-winning L.A. 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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