Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties

Coming on April 14, 2020, by Verso Books.

“A Magisterial, Riveting Movement History of Los Angeles in the Sixties”

Los Angeles in the sixties was a hotbed of political and social upheaval. The city was a launchpad for Black Power—where Malcolm X and Angela Davis first came to prominence and the Watts uprising shook the nation. The city was home to the Chicano Blowouts and Chicano Moratorium, as well as being the birthplace of “Asian American” as a political identity. It was a locus of the antiwar movement, gay liberation movement, and women’s movement, and, of course, the capital of California counterculture.