Sundown Towns

Author : James W. Loewen
ISBN : 9781595586742
Genre : History
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“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.
Category: History

The Crisis

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The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.

Von Selma Bis Ferguson Rasse Und Rassismus In Den Usa

Author : Michael Butter
ISBN : 9783839435038
Genre : History
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Was ist aus Martin Luther Kings Vision von einem Amerika der Gleichheit, Gerechtigkeit und Selbstbestimmung geworden? Fünfzig Jahre später haben die USA einerseits ihren ersten afroamerikanischen Präsidenten gewählt, andererseits ist die Alltagserfahrung von Afroamerikaner*innen nach wie vor von Polizei-Brutalität, Ausgrenzung und Rassismus geprägt. Die Beiträger*innen gehen den Spuren nach, welche die Bürgerrechtsbewegung in den USA hinterlassen hat, und fragen, was Rassismus heute bedeutet. Die kultur- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Artikel stellen zudem aktuelle Organisationsformen und Strategien von politischer Partizipation, Protest und Widerstand vor.
Category: History

The Color Of Crime

Author : Katheryn Russell-Brown
ISBN : 0814776175
Genre : Social Science
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America is the most punitive nation in the world, incarcerating more than 2.3 million people—or one in 136 of its residents. Against the backdrop of this unprecedented mass imprisonment, punishment permeates everyday life, carrying with it complex cultural meanings. In The Culture of Punishment, Michelle Brown goes beyond prison gates and into the routine and popular engagements of everyday life, showing that those of us most distanced from the practice of punishment tend to be particularly harsh in our judgments. The Culture of Punishment takes readers on a tour of the sites where culture and punishment meet—television shows, movies, prison tourism, and post 9/11 new war prisons—demonstrating that because incarceration affects people along distinct race and class lines, it is only a privileged group of citizens who are removed from the experience of incarceration. These penal spectators, who often sanction the infliction of pain from a distance, risk overlooking the reasons for democratic oversight of the project of punishment and, more broadly, justifications for the prohibition of pain.
Category: Social Science

Wake Ich Wei Was Du Letzte Nacht Getr Umt Hast

Author : Lisa McMann
ISBN : 9783838706801
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Träume, in denen man nackt durch die Stadt geht? Aus einem Hochhaus stürzt? Die hübsche Nachbarin küsst? Das hat die siebzehnjährige Janie alles schon zur Genüge gesehen - in anderer Menschen Träume. Wann immer jemand in ihrer Umgebung einschläft, kann sie seine Träume sehen. Nur kann sie niemandem davon erzählen, denn keiner würde ihr glauben. Und so lebt sie mit einer Gabe, die sie nicht will und die sie nicht kontrollieren kann. Doch dann wird sie in einen Alptraum gezogen, der ihr das Blut in den Adern gefrieren lässt. Zum ersten Mal ist Janie mehr als nur die Zuschauerin eines Traums. Sie ist mittendrin ...
Category: Juvenile Fiction

American Pogrom

Author : Charles L. Lumpkins
ISBN : 9780821418031
Genre : History
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On July 2 and 3, 1917, race riots rocked the small industrial city of East St. Louis, Illinois. American Pogrom takes the reader beyond that pivotal time in the city’s history to explore black people’s activism from the antebellum era to the eve of the post–World War II civil rights movement. Lumpkins asserts that the race riots were a pogrom—an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group—orchestrated by certain businessmen intent on preventing black residents from attaining political power and on turning the city into a “sundown” town permanently cleared of African Americans, he also demonstrates how the African American community survived. He situates the activities of the black citizens of East St. Louis in the context of the larger story of the African American quest for freedom, citizenship, and equality.
Category: History

The Color Of Wealth

Author : Barbara Robles
ISBN : 9781595585622
Genre : Business & Economics
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For every dollar owned by the average white family in the United States, the average family of color has less than a dime. Why do people of color have so little wealth? The Color of Wealth lays bare a dirty secret: for centuries, people of color have been barred by laws and by discrimination from participating in government wealth-building programs that benefit white Americans. This accessible book—published in conjunction with one of the country’s leading economics education organizations—makes the case that until government policy tackles disparities in wealth, not just income, the United States will never have racial or economic justice. Written by five leading experts on the racial wealth divide who recount the asset-building histories of Native Americans, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and European Americans, this book is a uniquely comprehensive multicultural history of American wealth. With its focus on public policies—how, for example, many post–World War II GI Bill programs helped whites only—The Color of Wealth is the first book to demonstrate the decisive influence of government on Americans’ net worth.
Category: Business & Economics

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Author : James W. Loewen
ISBN : 9781595586537
Genre : Education
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Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has gone on to win an American Book Award, the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, and to sell over half a million copies in its various editions. What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls “an extremely convincing plea for truth in education.” In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, and the Mai Lai massacre, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should—and could—be taught to American students. This 10th anniversary edition features a handsome new cover and a new introduction by the author.
Category: Education

A People S History Of Poverty In America

Author : Stephen Pimpare
ISBN : 9781595586964
Genre : History
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In this compulsively readable social history, political scientist Stephen Pimpare vividly describes poverty from the perspective of poor and welfare-reliant Americans from the big city to the rural countryside. He focuses on how the poor have created community, secured shelter, and found food and illuminates their battles for dignity and respect. Through prodigious archival research and lucid analysis, Pimpare details the ways in which charity and aid for the poor have been inseparable, more often than not, from the scorn and disapproval of those who would help them. In the rich and often surprising historical testimonies he has collected from the poor in America, Pimpare overturns any simple conclusions about how the poor see themselves or what it feels like to be poor—and he shows clearly that the poor are all too often aware that charity comes with a price. It is that price that Pimpare eloquently questions in this book, reminding us through powerful anecdotes, some heart-wrenching and some surprisingly humorous, that poverty is not simply a moral failure.
Category: History