The 1992 Los Angeles Riots (Perspectives on Modern World History) (Library Binding)

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By Louise I. Gerdes (Editor)
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The American public was holding its collective breath as four officers of the Los Angeles Police Department were acquitted of excessive force in the arrest and beating of Rodney King. Upon the exhale came relief for some, but for many more came a crushing grief and anger. This essential volume gives readers a strong background on the events leading up to the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. Essays also present the controversies related to the event, including whether the police department protected its citizens during the riots. The last chapter shares first-person narratives and accounts of those impacted by the riots, giving your readers a chance to go beyond simple facts and experience the event for themselves.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780737770087
ISBN-10: 0737770082
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication Date: April 29th, 2014
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Perspectives on Modern World History