A Hidden Dimension of American Racism
By (author) James W. Loewen
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Sundown Towns by James W. Loewen
Book DescriptionBestselling 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 towns almost exclusively white towns where it was an unspoken rule that blacks could not live there that 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 communities and 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 Loewen s trademark honesty and thoroughness."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743294485
(234mm x 155mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Touchstone Books
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James W. Loewen
Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus, Paperback (September 2014)
Revised and updated edition of: The truth about Columbus: a subversively true poster book for a dubiously celebratory occasion. New York, N.Y.: The New Press, 1992.
Teaching What Really Happened, Paperback (September 2009)
Calling for a fresh way to teach history, this book helps teachers move beyond traditional textbooks to tackle difficult but important topics like conflicts with Native Americans, slavery, and racial oppression.
Lies My Teacher Told Me, Hardback (July 2008)
Based on careful research at the Smithsonian Institution, this volume issues a bold, direct challenge to the errors, misrepresentations, and omissions of the leading American history textbooks.
We are the People, Paperback (October 2003)» View all books by James W. Loewen
"We Are the People" presents a revelatory mosaic of many of the voices forgotten or ignored by mainstream American history.
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