Cities: Uneasy Calm

The silence in the cities was almost eerie. For the first time in more than two months, slum streets—at least for the time being—were safe and peaceful. Governor George Romney ended the state of emergency in Detroit, Newark nursed its still gaping wounds, and other cities across the nation reviewed the reasons and remedies for riots.

Negative 90th. Most Americans looked to Washington for action. There was little indication, however, that either the President or the Congress—which is becoming known as the "negative 90th"—was of a mind to propose any major attempt...

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