No Cause For Indictment: An Autopsy of Newark (Paperback)

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The definitive account of the buildup, chaos, and aftermath of one of the worst urban riots in US history: the 1967 Newark riots. Being re-issued on the fortieth anniversary of the devastating event, No Cause For Indictment is a must-read to understand issues still facing urban America: poverty, political corruption, and racism.

Forty years ago, Newark's oppressed black majority erupted in revolt and were ruthlessly put down by the police and National Guard units. When other reporters were too afraid, Ronald Porambo walked the streets of Newark and took four years to research and write the whole story. Its publication resulted in two attempts on his life.

This edition includes an introduction from the editor of the original manuscript about the tumult surrounding the book's publication, and an afterword interviewing the author about the struggles he faced after publication.

About the Author

Ronald Porambo lived in Newark and was a journalist at several New York City-area newspapers, including "The Elizabeth Daily Journal" in New Jersey. "No Cause for Indictment" grew out of a series he wrote for this paper, and it took him four years of research to finish the book.

Praise For…

"Probably the most moving and instructive book yet written on any of the bloody civil disturbances of the sixties."
—The New Yorker

Profile of Ron Porambo.
—Newark Star Ledger

Product Details
ISBN: 9781933633213
Publisher: Melville House
Publication Date: July 1st, 2007
Pages: 425