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New York City 1964: A Cultural History Lawrence R. Samuel

New York City 1964: A Cultural History

Lawrence R. Samuel

Published May 15th 2014
ISBN : 9780786479818
Paperback
208 pages
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 About the Book 

New York City 1964: A Cultural History is, as the title makes clear, a cultural history of New York City in the year 1964. The book focuses on five seminal events that occurred in the city that pivotal year: (1) the British Invasion, i.e., arrival of The Beatles in New York in February- (2) the murder of Kitty Genovese in Queens in March- (3) the worlds fair that ran in Queens between April and October- (4) the race riots in Brooklyn and Harlem in July- and (5) the world series in the Bronx between the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals. Via an exploration of these five events- the biggest (and to some most threatening) thing to happen in pop culture since Elviss appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, a shocking crime that reportedly went ignored, the last great worlds fair, a key, disturbing moment of the civil rights movement, and a legendary contest in sports that represented the end of an era- readers will have a much better understanding and appreciation of the social turbulence taking place in New York City and the United States in the mid-1960s.