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Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism

by James Loewen Author

Another book from James Loewen, author of the now classic, Lies My Teacher Told Me. This time around, James begins to research the resurgence of reconstruction, and realizes it's more widespread than he could ever imagine. Instead of debunking many smaller discrepancies in American History, James tackles a whopper here, shattering the notion that reconstruction equaled peace for African Americans. He reveals that Sundown Towns, towns with "whites only" signs posted on the edge of town, not only existed by the thousands in every state, but that they still exist today! Written in the same conversational tone as his other books, this book is extremely well-researched and accessible. And it helps to erode the persistent myth that racism was just "something that happened a long time ago."