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    DescriptionNo blacks allowed, especially after dark. This was the unwritten rule in a "sundown" town. In his trademark revelatory style, bestselling author James W. Loewen explores one of America's best-kept secrets as he unearths the making of sundown towns and discloses the fact that many white neighborhoods and suburbs are the result of years of racism and segregation. Anna, Illinois; Darien, Connecticut; and Cedar Key, Florida, are just a few examples of the thousands of all-white towns established between 1890 and 1968, many of which still exist today. White residents of these towns used any means possible -- including the law, harassment, race riots, and even murder -- to keep African Americans and other minority groups out. Powerful and unprecedented, "Sundown Towns" tells the story of how these towns came into existence, what maintains them, and what to do about them. It also deepens our understanding of the role racism has played and continues to play in our society.


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    Title
    Sundown Towns
    Subtitle
    A Hidden Dimension of American Racism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James W. Loewen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 562
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 626 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743294485
    ISBN 10: 0743294483
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KB
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK, JFSL3, JFFJ
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-HS
    BISAC V2.8: SOC031000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SOC020000
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC001000, HIS036060
    DC22: 363.55097309
    DC21: 363.55097309
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Touchstone Books
    Imprint name
    Touchstone Books
    Publication date
    03 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Powerful and important...deserves to become an instant classic." -- "The Washington Post Book World"