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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

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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
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Language
eng
Summary
A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Best Books of 2017 Longlisted for the National Book Award This "powerful and disturbing history" exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (New York Times Book Review). Widely heralded as a "masterful" (Washington Post) and "essential" (Slate) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein's The Color of Law offers "the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation" (William Julius Wilson). Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American government 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. A groundbreaking, "virtually indispensable" study that has already transformed our understanding of twentieth-century urban history (Chicago Daily Observer), The Color of Law forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past
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Rothstein, Richard
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non fiction
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  • History
  • Law
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The color of law : A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein
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1 online resource
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electronic
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9781631492860
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(electronic bk)
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computer
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The color of law : A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781631492860
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
83c0c068-3bb4-4169-9006-10c425c71ea2
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote

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