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NEWARK -- On July 12, 1967, anger and frustration in the city over decades of mounting poverty and unemployment came to a head when two white police officers attacked an unarmed black cab driver. The event sparked six days of rioting, looting and destruction that shook the city to its core, leaving 26 people dead and hundreds injured. Officials in Newark's City Hall stood ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published September 2014 by Champlain Books
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Kate Sykes
Dec 05, 2014 Kate Sykes rated it it was amazing
Novelist and former Florida Tribune reporter Kim MacQueen combines her investigative journalism skills and her novelist’s penetrating insight into human nature to create this taut and beautifully written account of one of the most disturbing periods of American history.

People Who Hate America is a fictionalized retelling of the events leading up to and immediately following the Newark, New Jersey race riots of 1967 that were triggered by the beating death of an unarmed black man at the hands tw
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Kim MacQueen has been a fiction and nonfiction writer and editor for research, legal and general interest newspapers, magazines, websites and books since 1993, as part of a varied career that also includes stints as a research lab administrator, political/education/crime reporter and grant proposal writer. Her debut novel Out, Out is now available. She lives in Tallahassee with her husband Steve ...more
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