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The Resource The color of law : a forgotten history of how our government segregated America, Richard Rothstein

The color of law : a forgotten history of how our government segregated America, Richard Rothstein

Label
The color of law : a forgotten history of how our government segregated America
Title
The color of law
Title remainder
a forgotten history of how our government segregated America
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rothstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Richard Rothstein explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation -- that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes it clear that it was de jure segregation -- the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments -- that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day."--Jacket
Summary
Richard Rothstein has painstakingly documented how American cities, from San Francisco to Boston, became so racially divided. Rothstein describes how federal, state, and local governments systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning, public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities, subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs, tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation, and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods. He demonstrates that such policies still influence tragedies in places like Ferguson and Baltimore
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563217
Cataloging source
GK5
Dewey number
305.80097309/04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.R8185 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
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a forgotten history of how our government segregated America
Label
The color of law : a forgotten history of how our government segregated America, Richard Rothstein
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-320) 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
Contents
If San Francisco, then Everywhere? -- Public Housing, Black Ghettos -- Racial Zoning -- "Own Your Own Home" -- Private Agreements, Government Enforcement -- White Flight -- IRS Support and Compliant Regulators -- Local Tactics -- State-Sanctioned Violence -- Suppressed Incomes -- Looking Forward, Looking Back -- Considering Fixes -- Epilogue
Control code
6090342
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 342 pages
Isbn
9781631494536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1032305326
Label
The color of law : a forgotten history of how our government segregated America, Richard Rothstein
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-320) 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
Contents
If San Francisco, then Everywhere? -- Public Housing, Black Ghettos -- Racial Zoning -- "Own Your Own Home" -- Private Agreements, Government Enforcement -- White Flight -- IRS Support and Compliant Regulators -- Local Tactics -- State-Sanctioned Violence -- Suppressed Incomes -- Looking Forward, Looking Back -- Considering Fixes -- Epilogue
Control code
6090342
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 342 pages
Isbn
9781631494536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1032305326

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