Excerpt at Yahoo News: 1979 & Carter's "Malaise"
America was melting down. An energy shortage had caused gas lines around the nation, and was now spiraling out of control. A Brooklyn man was shot at a gas station in front of his pregnant wife. Another Brooklyn man was stabbed to death in a line dispute at a gas station. Truckers went on strike, putting the nation’s distribution system under strain. When one trucker tried to break the strike, he was shot and injured by a sniper. Another was shot and killed. There were two days of violent riots in Levittown, Pennsylvania.
Read the excerpt here.