Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension Of American Racism (Google eBook)
“Don’t let the sun go down on you in this town.” We equate these words with the Jim Crow South but, in a sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, award-winning and bestselling author James W. Loewen demonstrates that strict racial exclusion was the norm in American towns and villages from sea to shining sea for much of the twentieth century.
Weaving history, personal narrative, and hard-nosed analysis, Loewen shows that the sundown town was—and is—an American institution with a powerful and disturbing history of its own, told here for the first time. In Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, sundown towns were created in waves of violence in the early decades of the twentieth century, and then maintained well into the contemporary era.
Sundown Towns redraws the map of race relations, extending the lines of racial oppression through the backyard of millions of Americans—and lobbing an intellectual hand grenade into the debates over race and racism today.
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Unsettling in a good way.
Review: Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American RacismUser Review - Al Bedsitter - Goodreads
This has been on my radar for awhile and finally got around to reading it. Loewen is fairly well-known for his Lies my Teacher Taught Me and similar series of books. This book talks about a side of ... Read full review
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Chapter 11 The Effectof Sundown TownsonWhites White Seems Right
White EthnicSolidarity Labor Strife Chapter 7 Catalysts andOrigin Myths
Exceptions to theSundown Rule
Sundown Towns Today
Integrated Neighborhoods and Towns
Appendix Methodological Notes