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Author Spencer, Hawes, author.

Title Summer of hate : Charlottesville, USA / Hawes Spencer
Published Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2018
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Contents Charlottesville -- What happened on Fourth Street -- The university that felt invaded -- The seeds of resentment -- The move to remove statues -- The problems of throwing punches -- Michael Signer and a "capital of the resistance" -- Richard Spencer and forays into Charlottesville -- The KKK rally and Police Chief Al Thomas -- A president who wouldn't comfort -- The ACLU and the limits of free speech -- The long shadow of slavery -- The militias and their weapons -- The indelibility of images -- The failure to keep the peace -- Naming and shaming -- Aftermath and healing
Summary In August 2017, violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, during two days of demonstrations by white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and counterprotesters, including members of antifa and Black Lives Matter. Ostensibly motivated by the city's plans to remove Confederate statues from two public parks, members of the alt-right descended first on the University of Virginia and then, disastrously, on the city's downtown. As these violent and ultimately deadly events gripped the attention of the nation, extensive coverage in both mainstream and fringe media promulgated competing narratives. Summer of Hate is the investigative journalist Hawes Spencer's unbiased, probing account of August 11 and 12. Telling the story from the perspectives of figures on all sides of the demonstrations, Spencer, who reported from Charlottesville for the New York Times, carefully recreates what happened and why. Focusing on individuals including activists, city councilors, faith leaders, and the police, Spencer creates an objective, panoramic narrative that renders these dramatic events, and the ongoing conflicts underlying them, in all their complexity
Subject African Americans -- Civil rights -- Virginia -- Charlottesville -- 21st century
Demonstrations -- Virginia -- Charlottesville -- 21st century
Racism -- Virginia -- Charlottesville -- 21st century
Riots -- Virginia -- Charlottesville -- 21st century
Unite the Right Rally, Charlottesville, Va., 2017.
African Americans -- Civil rights
Race relations
Charlottesville (Va.) -- Race relations -- 21st century
Virginia -- Charlottesville
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813942071