IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATES
9781839761225

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

  • ISBN 13:

    9781839761225

  • ISBN 10:

    1839761229

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/13/2021
  • Publisher: Verso

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

Extend Your Rental at Any Time

Need to keep your rental past your due date? At any time before your due date you can extend or purchase your rental through your account.

Rental Options

List Price $24.95 Save

Free Shipping Free Shipping On Every Order
Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days

Summary

Los Angeles Times Bestseller

"Authoritative and impressive." –Los Angeles Times

"Monumental." –Guardian


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


Los Angeles in the sixties 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 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 awardwinning L.A. history, City of Quartz, Set the Night on Fire is a historical tour de force, delivered in scintillating and fiercely beautiful prose.

Author Biography

Read more

Write a Review