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free read Set the Night on Fire LA in the Sixties · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ A magisterial kaleidoscopic riveting history of Los Angeles in the SixtiesHistories of the US Sixties invariably focus on New York City but Los Angeles was an epicenter of that decade's political and social earthuake LA was a launOnal histories both Davis and Wiener are native Los Angelenos Following on from Davis's award winning LA history City of uartz and picking up where the celebrated California historian Kevin Starr left off his eight volume history of California ends in 1963 Set the Night on Fire is a fascinating historical corrective delivered in scintillating and fiercely elegant pros. Really good I learned so much reading this book but it didn’t need to be so long

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A magisterial kaleidoscopic riveting history of Los Angeles in the SixtiesHistories of the US Sixties invariably focus on New York City but Los Angeles was an epicenter of that decade's political and social earthuake LA was a launchpad for Black Power where Malcolm X and Angela Davis first came to prominence and the Watts uprising shook the nation and home to the Chic. This is a magisterial history of Los Angeles in the 1960s From the Black Panthers and Chicano liberation movement to the gay rights movement and feminism Davis and Weiner provide a tremendous amount of information that takes the reader deep into a world that has passed As the pandemic crisis upends the global economy the relevance for building social movements is salient than ever The book is ultimately a descriptive history closely hewing to the detailed portraits it paints There is relatively little analysis or reflection from the authors on assessing the strategic choices of actors which obviously mostly failed Surprisingly the authors who of course are extremely well read Davis is renowned for his contributions focus overwhelmingly on social movement history This was clearly a deliberate choice and the result is impressive But I found it a bit strange that there is very little attention paid to the left organizations of the time such as the SWP or smaller ones I perhaps dogmatically thought a book about California in the 1960s might mention Hal Draper a legendary Bay Area activist but I do appreciate the commitment to a constricted geographic scope These are uibbles This is a must read book

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Set the Night on Fire LA in the SixtiesAno walkouts and Moratorium as well as birthplace of Asian America as a political identity base of the antiwar movement and of course center of California countercultureMike Davis and Jon Wiener provide the first comprehensive history of LA in the Sixties drawing on extensive archival research scores of interviews with principal figures of the 1960s movements and pers. A thorough well researched history of Los Angeles Set the Night on Fire LA in the Sixties documents the complex histories of several communities and movements in LA This comprehensive book recounts details omitted from many US history classes and fills those gaps by bringing often ignored groups into the spotlight Though LA is not representative of the nation as a whole this book chronicles many of the movements relationships and events that later gave rise to nationwide changeWhile the book long the engaging writing style holds the attention of the reader throughout and is well organized The reader could comfortably read a chapter or two each night The details presented in each section allow the reader to understand the evolution of the movements and relationships described in the book These details allow the reader to visualize the steps toward change rather than stopping at an indication that change occurred This book is a compelling read even for those without an attachment to the city of Los AngelesContemporary change makers looking for inspiration can use this book to learn about the successful movements of the sixties and their tactics So many of the tactics are worth revisiting today