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Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles$
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Janet L. Abu-Lughod

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195328752

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.001.0001

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The Harlem Revolts of 1935 and 1943

The Harlem Revolts of 1935 and 1943

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(p.129) 4 The Harlem Revolts of 1935 and 1943
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Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles
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Janet L. Abu-Lughod

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.003.0004

Racial tensions have been recurring phenomena deeply embedded in New York City's past, as they have been in American history in general. Among others, there were significant protests in Harlem in 1935 and again in 1943 that prefigured the types of ghetto revolts that would come to be characteristic in other cities in the late 1960s. These culminated in the 1964 Harlem riot that spread almost instantaneously to the city's “Second Ghetto” in Brooklyn, Bedford-Stuyvesant. The immediate casus belli of the 1935 Harlem riot was when a sixteen-year-old boy was apprehended and accused of stealing a penknife from Kress's variety store on the busy commercial thoroughfare of 125th Street in Harlem. The immediate casus belli of the 1943 Harlem revolt was an altercation between a white policeman and a female black client at a local hotel.

Keywords:   racial tensions, ghetto revolts, Harlem protests, race riots, black population, New York, Harlem

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