Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism Author James W. Loewen
ISBN-10 0743294483
ISBN-13 9780743294485
Year 2006-10-03
Pages 576
Language English
Publisher Touchstone
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Bestselling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me James W Loewen exposes the secret communities and hotbeds of racial injustice that sprung up throughout the twentieth century unnoticed forcing us to reexamine race relations in the United States In this groundbreaking work bestselling sociologist James W Loewen author of the national bestseller Lies My Teacher Told Me brings to light decades of hidden racial exclusion in America In a provocative sweeping analysis of American residential patterns Loewen uncovers the thousands of sundown townsalmost exclusively white towns where it was an unspoken rule that blacks could not live therethat cropped up throughout the twentieth century most of them located outside of the South These towns used everything from legal formalities to violence to create homogenous Caucasian communitiesand their existence has gone unexamined until now For the first time Loewen takes a long hard look at the history sociology and continued existence of these towns contributing an essential new chapter to the study of American race relations Sundown Towns combines personal narrative history and analysis to create a readable picture of this previously unknown American institution all written with Loewens trademark honesty and thoroughness

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