Youth: That Riotous Feeling

To thousands of high of school and college age youths, the Fourth of July was riot time. Barefoot, beer-swilling students massed in tiny resort towns to celebrate their own summertime independence, and by the time the fireworks were over, approximately $20,000 worth of damage had been wreaked, 90 people had been injured and 800 youths arrested. For the most part, the rioters were neither underprivileged, nor juvenile delinquents, nor members of a gang, but college students from middle-class families with middle-level incomes.

"We Want Booze." In the resort town of Arnolds Park, Iowa,...

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