Meticulous analysis of the May 4, 1970 anti-war protests at Kent State University which culminated in National Guardsmen firing on protesting students, killing four and wounding nine others. Provides background on the political climate of the era; explores the apolitical aspects of the protests and looting; considers local government responses to control the situation; explicates the details of the shooting; and considers the subsequent political and legal fall-out. 10 pages, 12 footnotes in text, 6 bibliographic sources.
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