by Diane Frost & Richard Phillips (Editors) - £14.95 Liverpool University Press (2011)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781846316685 | ISBN 10: 1846316685
Published to mark the 30th anniversary of the street disturbances that took place in Liverpool 8 in 1981, a time in which Liverpool was at the forefront of events that also rocked other British cities and communities including Brixton and Birmingham, Liverpool '81 recounts the fascinating history of what became known nationally as 'the Toxteth Riots.' Drawing together memories of and responses to the 1981 riots by some of the key protagonists, the book explores why they took place and what their consequences and legacies have been.
The book goes on to to ask what has become of the people and places most directly affected by the riots - Black and Minority Ethnic communities, and residents of what were then labelled Inner Cities, not just in Liverpool but further afield - and how these communities have reacted to and moved on over the past 30 years.
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