392 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 20 halftones, 1 map, 4 graphs, 1 table
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-4683-1
Published: November 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-4684-8
Published: September 2018
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-5918-3
Published: February 2020
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In Policing Los Angeles, Max Felker-Kantor narrates the dynamic history of policing, anti–police abuse movements, race, and politics in Los Angeles from the 1965 Watts uprising to the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion. Using the explosions of two large-scale uprisings in Los Angeles as bookends, Felker-Kantor highlights the racism at the heart of the city's expansive police power through a range of previously unused and rare archival sources. His book is a gripping and timely account of the transformation in police power, the convergence of interests in support of law and order policies, and African American and Mexican American resistance to police violence after the Watts uprising.
About the Author
Max Felker-Kantor is assistant professor of history at Ball State University.
For more information about Max Felker-Kantor, visit the Author Page.
Multimedia & Links
Author interview on New Books Network (4/9/2019, running time: 1:18:27).