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Today we feature an interview with Kevin Mumford about his new book Newark. A History of Race, Rights and Riots in America (New York University Press, 2007). Dr. Mumford is an Associate Professor of History and African-American Studies at the University of Iowa, where he also serves as the current Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of History and the Academic Coordinator of the Sexual Studies Program. He is the author of many articles and the book, Interzones: Black/White Sex Districts in Chicago and New York in the Early Twentieth Century (Columbia University Press, 1997). In this week's interview, we discussed Dr. Mumford's latest book, Newark: A History of Race, Rights and Riots in America. David Roediger of the University of Illinois raves that "Meticulously researched and engagingly written, Newark tells an important story."
Black Power, Civil Rights Movement, New Jersey, Newark, Race
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