“Burn, Baby, Burn”: Small Business in the Urban Riots of the 1960s
By Jonathan Bean
This article appeared in the Fall 2000 issue of The Independent Review


Throughout America in the 1960s, inner-city business owners saw their dreams dashed by vandals and looters who left wreckage in their wake. Scholars have spilled much ink over the aims and “context” of the rioters but have said too little about those most victimized by their lawlessness.

Other Independent Review articles by Jonathan Bean
    Winter 2006   Adoption of State Lotteries in the United States, with a Closer Look at Illinois
    Summer 2003   Shame of the Cities: Setting Aside Justice for the “Disadvantaged”
    Summer 1997   Nikolai Bukharin and the New Economic Policy: A Middle Way?
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