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    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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    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: 234 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743294485
    ISBN 10: 0743294483
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    DC22: 363.5/50973091732
    LC classification: E185.615 .L577 2006
    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"