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 in the course of the 20th century not noted, forcing us to reexamine race kinfolk 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 mild a long time of hidden racial exclusion in the United States. In a provocative, sweeping research of yankee residential styles, Loewen uncovers the millions of “sundown towns”—almost completely white cities the place it was once an unstated rule that blacks couldn't reside there—that cropped up in the course of the 20th century, such a lot of them positioned outdoors of the South. those cities used every little thing from criminal formalities to violence to create homogenous Caucasian communities—and their lifestyles has long past unexamined formerly. For the 1st time, Loewen takes a protracted, demanding examine the historical past, sociology, and persisted life of those cities, contributing a vital new bankruptcy to the learn 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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