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The Newark "Riots"
- Planning, Slum Clearance and the Road to Crisis in Newark.
- David Levitus. Looks at how Newark politics and policies of the 1940s and 1950s
contributed to the conditions that resulted in the riots of 1967.
- Application to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for a Grant to Plan a Comprehensive City Demonstration Program [Part IA]. April 1967.
- Description of Newark submited as part of a Model Cities grant application.
- New Jersey and the Near Collapse of Civic Culture: Reflections on the Summer of 1967
- Clement Price. Speech delivered at the Commencement of the Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work, May 14, 2007.
- Summer of Rage: An Oral History of the 1967 Newark and Detroit
- Max Arthur Herman. New York, Peter Lang, 2013Study based on 100 oral history interviews conducted in Newark and Detroit during 2001-2009. Available?
- Fighting in the Streets: Ethnic Succession and Urban Unrest in Twentieth-Century America.
- Max Arthur Herman. Peter Lang, 2005.
- Comparative analysis of the major incidents of 20th century urban unrest in the U.S., including the 1967 riots in Newark and Detroit. Available?
- "Violence in Newark,"
- Paul J. Scheips. IN The Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders, 1945-1992. Washington, D.C., Center of Military History, 2005, pp. 173-177. Available?
- "The Occupation of Newark,"
- Tom Hayden. New York Review of Books 9(3), August 24, 1967, 14-24.
- Contemporary account of the riots.
- Dana Call Number: Periodical, Shelved by Title Available?
- Rebellion in Newark: Official Violence and Ghetto Response.
- Tom Hayden. New York, Vintage Books, 1967. Available? Other Edition
- No Cause for Indictment: An Autopsy of Newark.
- Ron Porambo. Hoboken, N.J., Melville House, 2007.
- Re-issue of journalist Ron Porambo's in-depth study of the riots and their aftermath. Based on extensive interviews. With an new introduction by Warren Slout and an afterward by Fred Bruning. Available?
- No Cause for Indictment: An Autopsy of Newark.
- Ron Porambo. New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. Available?
- "Race Riots of 1967: An Analysis of Police Violence in Detroit and Newark,"
- Albert Bergesen. Journal of Black Studies 12(3), March 1982, 261-274.
- Examines the specific circumstances of death for each person killed during the 1967 Detroit and Newark riots.
- Urban Race Riots.
- Introduction by Michael R. Belknap. New York, Garland Pub., 1991.
- A volume of the Civil Rights, the White House, and the Justice Department, 1945-1968 series. Chronological arrangement of a wide range of documents
(memos, letters, speeches, papers) dealing with the Detroit and Newark riots.
- Not owned by the Rutgers Libraries
- Collective Violence and the Culture of Subordination: A Study of Participants in the July 1967 Riots in Newark, New Jersey, and Detroit, Michigan. Rutgers-restricted access
- Jeffrey M. Paige. Thesis (Ph. D.), University of Michigan, 1968. Available?
- "Political Orientation and Riot Participation,"
- Jeffrey M. Paige. American Sociological Review 36(5), October 1971, 810-820.
- Based on a survey of 237 black males in Newark, analyzes the relationship between political trust, political efficacy, and riot participation.
- "The Trial of Leroi Jones,"
- Louise Campbell. IN Cities Fit to LIve in and How We Can Make Them Happen. New York, Macmillan Company, 1971. pp. 21-25. Available?
- "Harvesting the Crisis: The Newark Uprising, the Kerner Commission, and Writings on Riots."
- Kevin Mumford. IN African American Urban History Since World War II. Edited by Kenneth L. Kusmer and Joe W. Trotter. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2009. Chapter 10: pp. 203-209.
- "This essay explores how various observers and experts described the motivation of 'riot participants' and how they interpreted the nature of the conflict." Available?
- Newark: A History of Race, Rights, and Riots in America.
- Kevin J. Mumford. New York, New York University Press, 2007.
- Kevin Mumford Interview
- Podcast. February 2008 interview with Mumford about his new book, Newark. A History of Race, Rights and Riots in America.
- From Zion to Brick City: What's Going On?: Newark and the Legacy of the Sixties.
- Linda Caldwell Epps. Thesis (D. Litt.), Drew University, 2010. Available?
- "Newark to New Orleans: The Myth of the Black Sniper,"
- James Ridgeway & Jean Casella. MotherJones, July 16, 2007.
- Containment: The Architecture of the 1967 Newark Riots.
- Sean Patrick Dockray. 1999.
- Using six newspapers as primary sources, Dockray examines the riots from an architectural point of view and concludes that "the rioting only began as such when a series of institutions defined certain actions as a "riot" and launched a complex struggle over the definition of space." Research supported by the Institute for Advanced Architecture
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