Violence in the Community: Selected Reference Resources

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Call numbers not preceded by a location are found in Middleton general stacks.
REF= Middleton Central Reference (non-circulating)
LLMVC= Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, Hill Memorial Library (non-circulating)
LSU Libraries Webliography, African-Americana

Violence in California: Watts (1965)/Los Angeles (1993)

Watts Riots in Los Angeles, California (1965)

Black Riot In Los Angeles; The Story Of The Watts Tragedy.

Spencer Crump. (Los Angeles, Trans-Anglo Books), 1966.
F 869 L8 C78 Middleton Library

Watts Riot, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965. Afro-Americans--California--Los Angeles. Appendix: The text of the McCone Commission report p. 125-154. Bibliography: p. 155.

Burn, Baby, Burn! The Los Angeles Race Riot, August, 1965.

Jerry Cohen and William S. Murphy. Introd. by Robert Kirsch. (New York, Dutton), 1966.
F 869 L8 C6 Middleton Library

Watts Riot, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965. Afro-Americans--California--Los Angeles.

Fire this time: the Watts Uprising and the 1960s

Gerald Horne. (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia), 1995.
F 869 .L89 N4 1995 Middleton Library

Watts Riot, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965. African Americans--Civil Rights--California--Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles riots.

Compiled by Robert M. Fogelson. (New York, Arno Press), 1969.
F869.L8 F62 Middleton Library

Published as part of series: Mass violence in America. Includes illustrations, a folded map, and portraits. Watts Riot, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965. Afro-Americans--California--Los Angeles. Includes bibliographical references.

Violence in the City--An End or A Beginning? A Report, by the Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots.
White on Black: A Critique of the McCone Commission Report on the Los Angeles Riots, by R. M. Fogelson.
The Watts Manifesto and the McCone Report, by B. Rustin.
Whitewash Over Watts: The Failure of the McCone Commission Report, by R. Blauner.

The Los Angeles Riots; A Socio-Psychological Study.

Nathan Cohen, editor. (New York, Praeger), 1970.
F 869 L8 L58 Middleton Library

Published in cooperation with the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles. Published as part of series: Praeger Special Series In U.S. Economic And Social Development. Watts Riot, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965. Afro-Americans--California--Los Angeles. Includes bibliographies.

No Crystal Stair : African-Americans In The City Of Angels.

Lynell George. (London ; New York : Verso), 1992.
F 869 L89 G46 1992 Middleton Library

Published as part of series: Haymarket series. Afro-Americans--California--Los Angeles. Inner cities, Crime, Social conditions, Politics and government.

The Participation Of The Negro In The Community Life Of Los Angeles.

James McFarline Ervin. (San Francisco, R and E Research Associates), 1973.
F 869 L89 E78 1973 Middleton Library

Afro-Americans Los Angeles, California Employment, Economic conditions. Originally presented as the author's thesis (M.A.), University of Southern California, 1931. Includes bibliographical references.

Rivers of Blood, Years of Darkness.

Robert Conot. (Toronto, New York, Bantam Books), 1967.
F 869 L8 C66 Middleton Library

Watts Riot, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965. Afro-Americans--California--Los Angeles. Bibliography: p. 493-497.

Violence in the City - An End or a Beginning?

Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots. John A. McCone, Chairman. 1965.
F869.L8 C17 1965a Middleton Library

Riots--California--Los Angeles. Afro-Americans--California--Los Angeles. Watts riots. A study of the Watts riots of August 1965. Map inserted in back pocket.

Riots in Los Angeles, California (1993)

Reading Rodney King/reading urban uprising

Robert Gooding-Williams. (New York: Routledge), 1993
F 869 .L89 A26 1993

Riots--California--Los Angeles--History--20th century.

Revisiting the 1992 Los Angeles riots [electronic resource] : an analysis of geographical perspectives

Paul Watts. (Baton Rouge, LA : Louisiana State University), 2003

LSU Thesis located online and in Hill Memorial Library.

General Information

Black Los Angeles : The Maturing of the Ghetto., 1940-1950.

Keith E. Collins. (Saratoga, Calif. : Century Twenty One Pub.), 1980.
F 869 L86 W373 Middleton Library

Afro-Americans Social conditions, History. Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.)--History, Social conditions. Los Angeles (Calif.)--History, Social conditions.

The Development Of Leadership And Organization Building In The Black Community Of Los Angeles From 1900 Through World War II.

E. Frederick Anderson. (Saratoga, Calif. : Century Twenty One Pub.), c1980.
F 869 L89 N313 Middleton Library

Afro-American leadership--California--Los Angeles--History--20th century. Afro-Americans--California--Los Angeles--History--20th century. Los Angeles (Calif.)--Race relations.

The Los Angeles riots: lessons for the urban future

Mark Baldassare. (Boulder: Westview Press), 1994.
F 869 .L89 N4 1994B

Riots--California--Los Angeles.

No crystal stair : a booklist on the Black experience

New York Public Library. (New York, NY: Office of Adult Services of the New York Public Library.), c2001
Z 1361 N39 N62 2001 Middleton Library

Titles selected and annotated by the No Crystal Stair Booklist Committee, New York Public Library. African Americans--Bibliography

Politics In Black And White : Race And Power In Los Angeles.

Raphael J. Sonenshein. (Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press), 1993.
F 869 L857 S66 1993 Middleton Library

Afro-Americans--California--Los Angeles--Politics and government. Los Angeles (Calif.)--Politics and government. Los Angeles (Calif.)--Race relations.

The UNIA and Black Los Angeles : Ideology and Community in the American Garvey Movement.

Emory J. Tolbert. (Los Angeles : Center for Afro-American Studies, University of California), 1980.
F869.L89 N38 Middleton Library

Published as part of series: Afro-American culture and society ; v. 3. Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940. Universal Negro Improvement Association. Afro-Americans--California--Los Angeles--Social conditions. Afro-Americans--California--Los Angeles--Race identity. Los Angeles (Calif.)--Race relations.

Online Catalog

Use the Online Catalog to locate books and journals held by the LSU Libraries on this topic. To search by subject, use established Library of Congress Subject Headings from the red volumes by the Reference Desk. Use the subject search command in the drop down menu. Relevant general headings include:

watts riots
los angeles riots

Note also that the subheading: -- Women and -- Minorities occur under headings of sciences,
for example:

Riots watts
Afro Americans -- California - Los Angeles

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