As Long as They Don't Move Next Door: Segregation and Racial Conflict in American Neighborhoods

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2001 - History - 352 pages
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Despite the commonly held perception that most northern citizens embraced racial equality, As Long As They Don't Move Next Door graphically demonstrates the variety of methods_including violence and intimidation, unjust laws, restrictive covenants, discrimination by realtors and mortgage lenders, and white flight to suburban enclaves—used by whites to thwart the racial integration of their neighborhoods. Author Stephen Grant Meyer offers the first full length national history of American race relations examined through the lens of housing discrimination, and he forces readers to confront and re-evaluate the deep and enduring division between the races. Although this is a discomforting analysis, which concludes that housing discrimination still exists, it is only a clearer understanding of our shared racial past that will enable Americans to create a successful prescription for fighting intolerance. An original and captivating study that illuminates overlooked groups and individuals committed to the national struggle for civil rights, this is important reading for anyone interested in African-American history.
  

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The history of housing segregation is one of my interests. This book is filled examples and facts and was very interesting. Read full review

Contents

Border Conflict
13
Great Migration Great Conflagration
30
Too Depressed to Fight Much
48
Housing during Wartime
64
A Fair Deal for Black Americans
79
A Southern Exposure
98
A Raisin in the Sun
115
Civil Rights
133
Housing in a Great Society Part I
172
Housing in a Great Society Part II
197
Keeping the Neighborhood White
212
Appendix
231
Notes
241
Bibliography
293
Index
336
About the Author
344

A New Epoch
150

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About the author (2001)

Stephen Grant Meyer received his Ph.D from the University of Alabama and is currently a writer, historian, and teacher living in Statesville, North Carolina.

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