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The Resource Sundown towns : a hidden dimension of American racism, James W. Loewen

Sundown towns : a hidden dimension of American racism, James W. Loewen

Label
Sundown towns : a hidden dimension of American racism
Title
Sundown towns
Title remainder
a hidden dimension of American racism
Statement of responsibility
James W. Loewen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Loewen (emeritus, sociology, U. of Vermont) exposes the history and persistence of "sundown towns," so-named for the signs often found at their corporate limits warning African Americans and other minorities not to be found in the town after dusk. He historically situates the rise of the sundown town movement in the years following the Civil War; describes the mechanisms of violence, threats, law, and policy that were used to force minorities out of Northern and Western towns into the big cities; and charts the continued existence of such communities. In considering the sociology of sundown towns he investigates the causes that underlie the existence of sundown towns and discusses why the phenomena has remained largely hidden. The social costs of sundown towns on whites, blacks, and the social system are then detailed and recommendations for fixing this blight on the body politic are proffered. Includes information on Anna, (Illinois), anti Semitism, Appalachian region, Appleton (Wisconsin), Arkansas, Asian Americans, Atlanta (Georgia), Berwyn (Illinois), Beverly Hills (California), black Americans, Boley (Oklahoma), Brown v. Board of Education, George W. Bush, Buchanan v. Warley, Cairo (Illinois), California, Cedar Key (Florida), Chicago (Illinois), Chinese Americans, Cicero (Illinois), Corbin (Kentucky), Cullman (Alabama), Darien (Connecticut), Dearborn (Michigan), Democratic Party, Detroit (Michigan), Du Quoin (Illinois), economic factors, Edina (Minnesota), educational aspects, Effingham (Illinois), employment, Florida, Fond du Lac (Wisconsin), Forsyth County (Georgia), Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, Gainesville (Florida), Glendale (California), Granite City (Illinois), Great Migration, Great Retreat, Greenwich (Connecticut), Grosse Pointe (Michigan), Harrison (Arkansas), Highland Park (Texas), Idaho, Illinois, immigration, Indiana, Jews, Jonesboro (Illinois), Kenilworth (Illinois), Ku Klux Klan, legal aspects, Long Island (New York), Los Angeles (California), lynchings, Martinsville (Indiana), Medford (Oregon), Mississippi, Missouri, Native Americans, New York, Norman (Oklahoma), Oak Park (Illinois), Ohio, Ocoee (Florida), Orlando (Florida), Owosso (Michigan), Pana (Illinois), Pierce City (Missouri), Pinckneyville (Illinois), political factors, racial stereotypes, real estate aspects, Republican Party, Rosewood (Florida), segregation, Sheridan (Arkansas), signs in sundown towns, social class factors, Jones v. Mayer, Milliken v. Bradley, Plessy v. Ferguson, Shelley v. Kraemer, Valparaiso (Indiana), voting rights, Warren (Michigan), Washington, D.C., West Frankfort (Illinois), white Americans, Wisconsin, Wyandotte (Michigan), Zeigler (Illinois), etc
Summary
Sundown Towns examines thousands of all-white American towns that were- and still are, in some instances- racially exclusive by design
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2005.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
156609
Cataloging source
SVP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Loewen, James W
Dewey number
363.550973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.L577 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Cities and towns
  • Suburbs
  • City and town life
  • Suburban life
  • United States
  • Discrimination in housing
  • Racism
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a hidden dimension of American racism
Label
Sundown towns : a hidden dimension of American racism, James W. Loewen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [457]-524) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2495024
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 562 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781565848870
Lccn
2005043855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm58789453
Label
Sundown towns : a hidden dimension of American racism, James W. Loewen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [457]-524) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2495024
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 562 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781565848870
Lccn
2005043855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm58789453

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