Sundown Towns: The Hidden Dimension of Segregation in America

Sundown Towns: The Hidden Dimension of Segregation in America


By (author) James W. Loewen

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  • Publisher: The New Press
  • Format: Hardback | 572 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 234mm x 53mm | 930g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 156584887X
  • ISBN 13: 9781565848870
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 1,909,703

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A history of northern racial exclusion demonstrates the pervasiveness of racism throughout the entire United States, analyzing how sundown towns in northern states participated in racially oppressive practices and victimized black citizens with frequently violent attacks well into the late twentieth century. 30,000 first printing.

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Whites have nicknames for many sundown towns: from "Colonial Whites" for Colonial Heights, near Richmond, Virginia, across the country to "Lily White Lynwood" outside of Los Angeles.