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.

Jonathan J. Bean is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor of History at Southern Illinois University.
American HistoryBusiness and EntrepreneurshipCrime, Criminal Justice, and PrisonsEconomyLaw and Liberty
Other Independent Review articles by Jonathan J. Bean
Winter 2005/06 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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