Baltimore '68 Riots and Rebirth in an American City
edited by Jessica I. Elfenbein, Thomas L. Hollowak and Elizabeth M. Nix.
Temple University Press, 2011.
This book offers chapters on events leading up to the turmoil, the riots, and the aftermath as well as four rigorously edited and annotated oral histories of members of the Baltimore community. The combination of new scholarship and first-person accounts provides a comprehensive case study of this period of civil unrest four decades later.
This engaging, broad-based public history lays bare the diverse experiences of 1968 and their effects, emphasizing the role of specific human actions. By reflecting on the stories and analysis presented in this anthology, readers may feel empowered to pursue informed, responsible civic action of their own.
2008 marks the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination. As part of the University of Baltimore's "Baltimore '68: Riots and Rebirth Commemoration," Passager is proud to offer this collection of literary writing, personal recollections, and oral histories.
This special issue is not available in bookstores, nor is it a part of a regular subscription. It will be available directly through Passager .