The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge Setting & Symbolism

T. J. English
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New York City

The Savage City is set in New York City, the home of Harlem, heart of the Pan-African movement, also home of the NYPD and a corrupt and bigoted criminal justice system. New York City during the civil rights movement and into the 1970's, saw a plethora of important events unfold: the assassination of both Malcolm X, the Wylie-Hoffert murders, and the Newark and Brooklyn riots, to name a few.

The Junkyard in Wildwood

The junkyard in Wildwood, New Jersey, was where George Whitmore grew up in poverty. He and his mother and father lived in a shack on the outskirts of an automobile scrap yard and throughout his life and ordeals, George would find himself back at the junkyard more than a few times. It was in this junkyard that George found the photo of the white girl that he would try to pass off...

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