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The Hardhat Riot: Nixon, New York City, and the Dawn of the White Working-Class Revolution

Deja vu! No one ever does anything different anymore.

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The Hardhat Riot

  • Tells the story of the hardhat riot, which no book has focused on before
  • Draws from nearly two dozen boxes of NYPD records that were sealed for almost a half-century, effectively buried by city officials until now
  • Combines archival findings with anecdotes from interviews with both living witnesses and politicians active at the time of the riot
  • Presents unique statistical work on polls from the era that will challenge conventional wisdom on public views of the Vietnam War and upheaval at home


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