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Understanding Civic Unrest in Baltimore: From the '68 Riots to the Uprising of 2015 and Present Day

Unrest is part of United States history. The goal of this resource is to help folks investigate the history of it, with a particular focus on Baltimore City,

About These Lists

The first list includes books you can find as eBooks through Decker Library and the Enoch Pratt Free Library in an effort to provide quick access. 

Many of these books cover multiple genres and topics and could be rearranged a number of ways. Sometimes books are repeated in order to offer them as eBook, for example, as well as print book. 

These lists cover a wide range of topics because civic unrest lies within a historical context. Unrest does not spur out of nowhere in a solitary state, but rather is more like a tree with roots and many branches. Similarly, there are many other books not included on these lists that are available and authoritative on these topics. Please use this as a starting place. 

Hover over the "i" icon to read descriptions (all descriptions are pulled from other websites/publishers). 

Read anywhere book list: eBooks available through Decker Library and Enoch Pratt Free Library

Current MICA community members can read an eBook directly on their device, or download an eBook. All Maryland residents (or property owners) are eligible for a library card from the Enoch Pratt Free Library (EPFL). This includes students who attend school in Maryland. We highly suggest not only utilizing Decker Library's resources, but also EPFL's as they have an incredible amount of databases, audiovisual materials, books, and more. You can request an eCard, giving you access to resources like their databases, eBooks, streaming films, more, or apply for a physical library card


Decker Library eBooks

Enoch Pratt Free Library eBooks (some might also be available as audio books)

Read about Baltimore: Historical through Contemporary

United States History - History, Race, and the Civil Rights Movement

Gender, Politics, Black Womanhood, Feminism

Autobiography, Biography, Memoirs

Policing, Prisons, Incarceration

Art, Artwork, Exhibitions

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