The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots

By Stevenson, Brenda

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9780199944576
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Oxford Univ.


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Reviewed on August 1, 2013  |  Social Sciences

Two weeks after the beating of Rodney King by four police officers tore Los Angeles apart, a 15-year-old black girl named Latasha Harlins was killed by a Korean shopkeeper in the same city. Expertly portraying how a personal tragedy became wildly political, Stevenson (history, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South) mines numerous data and research sources to put the case into the context of gender, cla...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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