Crown Heights: Blacks, Jews, and the 1991 Brooklyn Riot

Crown Heights: Blacks, Jews, and the 1991 Brooklyn Riot

by Edward Shapiro



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584655619
Publisher: Brandeis University Press
Publication date: 04/30/2006
Series: Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life Series
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

EUGENE R. SHEPPARD is Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought and Associate Director of the Tauber Institute at Brandeis University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments •Introduction •Two Deaths in Brooklyn •Days of Rage •A Sundered Neighborhood •The Politics of Fear •Conflicting Narratives •Judges and Juries •Efforts at Healing • Index

What People are Saying About This

Professor Benny Kraut

"Combining crisp reportage with astute historical interpretation, this elegantly written, richly documented, and deeply insightful book furnishes a superb portrait and chilling analysis of the August 1991 Crown Heights riots . . . the book judiciously parses with great sensitivity and clarity the dynamics and pathologies of racial/ethnic politics in America. The result is contemporary urban history at its best."
Professor Benny Kraut, Director, Center for Jewish Studies, Queens College, City University of New York

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