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The Hardhat Riot: Nixon, New York City, and the Dawn of the White Working – Class Revolution

In May 1970, four days after Kent State, construction workers chased students through downtown Manhattan, beating scores of protesters bloody. As hardhats clashed with hippies, it soon became clear that something larger was underway–Democrats were at war with themselves. In┬áThe Hardhat Riot, David Paul Kuhn tells the fateful story of when the white working class first turned against liberalism, when Richard Nixon seized the breach, and America was forever changed. […Learn More]