Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism

James W. Loewen


Bestselling writer of Lies My instructor informed Me, James W. Loewen, exposes the key groups and hotbeds of racial injustice that sprung up through the 20th century omitted, forcing us to reexamine race relatives within the United States.

In this groundbreaking paintings, bestselling sociologist James W. Loewen, writer of the nationwide bestseller Lies My instructor instructed Me, brings to gentle a long time of hidden racial exclusion in the US. In a provocative, sweeping research of yank residential styles, Loewen uncovers the hundreds of thousands of “sundown towns”—almost completely white cities the place it was once an unstated rule that blacks couldn't reside there—that cropped up through the 20th century, such a lot of them situated outdoors of the South. those cities used every thing from felony formalities to violence to create homogenous Caucasian communities—and their life has long gone unexamined previously. For the 1st time, Loewen takes a protracted, challenging examine the historical past, sociology, and persisted lifestyles of those cities, contributing an important new bankruptcy to the research of yank race relations.

Sundown Towns combines own narrative, historical past, and research to create a readable photo of this formerly unknown American establishment all written with Loewen’s trademark honesty and thoroughness.

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