[]
[]
Broken Arrow Library will be closed Oct. 27-Dec. 7 for library improvements.
If your phone or email notification preference has changed, please log in at http://opac.tulsalibrary.org/patroninfo and click “Modify Info” to update your account.

Sundown Towns

A Hidden Dimension of American Racism
Loewen, James W. (eBook - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Sundown Towns
 Add a Comment  Add Tags

Print

Item Details

Loewen (emeritus, sociology, U. of Vermont) exposes the history and persistence of "sundown towns," so-named for the signs often found at their corporate limits warning African Americans and other minorities not to be found in the town after dusk. He historically situates the rise of the sundown town movement in the years following the Civil War; describes the mechanisms of violence, threats, law, and policy that were used to force minorities out of Northern and Western towns into the big cities; and charts the continued existence of such communities. In considering the sociology of sundown towns he investigates the causes that underlie the existence of sundown towns and discusses why the phenomena has remained largely hidden. The social costs of sundown towns on whites, blacks, and the social system are then detailed and recommendations for fixing this blight on the body politic are proffered. Includes information on Anna, (Illinois), anti Semitism, Appalachian region, Appleton (Wisconsin), Arkansas, Asian Americans, Atlanta (Georgia), Berwyn (Illinois), Beverly Hills (California), black Americans, Boley (Oklahoma), Brown v. Board of Education, George W. Bush, Buchanan v. Warley, Cairo (Illinois), California, Chicago (Illinois), Chinese Americans, Cicero (Illinois), Corbin (Kentucky), Cullman (Alabama), Darien (Connecticut), Dearborn (Michigan), Democratic Party, Detroit (Michigan), Du Quoin (Illinois), economic factors, Edina (Minnesota), educational aspects, Effingham (Illinois), employment, Florida, Fond du Lac (Wisconsin), Forsyth County (Georgia), Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, Gainesville (Florida), Glendale (California), Granite City (Illinois), Great Migration, Great Retreat, Greenwich (Connecticut), Grosse Pointe (Michigan), Harrison (Arkansas), Highland Park (Texas), Idaho, Illinois, immigration, Indiana, Jews, Jonesboro (Illinois), Kenilworth (Illinois), Ku Klux Klan, legal aspects, Long Island (New York), Los Angeles (California), lynchings, Martinsville (Indiana), Medford (Oregon), Mississippi, Missouri, Native Americans, New York, Norman (Oklahoma), Oak Park (Illinois), Ohio, Ocoee (Florida), Orlando (Florida), Owosso (Michigan), Pana (Illinois), Pierce City (Missouri), Pinckneyville (Illinois), political factors, racial stereotypes, real estate aspects, Republican Party, Rosewood (Florida), segregation, Sheridan (Arkansas), signs in sundown towns, social class factors, Jones v. Mayer, Milliken v. Bradley, Plessy v. Ferguson, Shelley v. Kraemer, Valparaiso (Indiana), voting rights, Warren (Michigan), Washington, D.C., West Frankfort (Illinois), white Americans, Wisconsin, Wyandotte (Michigan), Zeigler (Illinois), etc.
Authors: Loewen, James W.
Title: Sundown towns
a hidden dimension of American racism
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed in the United States by Norton, 2005
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill., maps
Contents: PART I: INTRODUCTION: The importance of sundown towns
The nadir: incubator of sundown towns
PART II: THE HISTORY OF SUNDOWN TOWNS: The great retreat
How sundown towns were created
Sundown suburbs
PART III: THE SOCIOLOGY OF SUNDOWN TOWNS: Underlying causes
Catalysts and origin myths
Hidden in plain view: knowing and non knowing about sundown towns
PART IV: SUNDOWN TOWNS IN OPERATION: Enforcement
Exception to the sundown rule
PART V: EFFECTS OF SUNDOWN TOWNS: The effect of sundown towns on Whites
The effect of sundown towns on Blacks
The effect of sundown towns on the social system
PART VI: THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF SUNDOWN TOWNS: Sundown towns today
The remedy: integrated neighborhoods and towns
Appendix : Methodological notes on Table 1
Summary: Loewen (emeritus, sociology, U. of Vermont) exposes the history and persistence of "sundown towns," so-named for the signs often found at their corporate limits warning African Americans and other minorities not to be found in the town after dusk. He historically situates the rise of the sundown town movement in the years following the Civil War; describes the mechanisms of violence, threats, law, and policy that were used to force minorities out of Northern and Western towns into the big cities; and charts the continued existence of such communities. In considering the sociology of sundown towns he investigates the causes that underlie the existence of sundown towns and discusses why the phenomena has remained largely hidden. The social costs of sundown towns on whites, blacks, and the social system are then detailed and recommendations for fixing this blight on the body politic are proffered. Includes information on Anna, (Illinois), anti Semitism, Appalachian region, Appleton (Wisconsin), Arkansas, Asian Americans, Atlanta (Georgia), Berwyn (Illinois), Beverly Hills (California), black Americans, Boley (Oklahoma), Brown v. Board of Education, George W. Bush, Buchanan v. Warley, Cairo (Illinois), California, Chicago (Illinois), Chinese Americans, Cicero (Illinois), Corbin (Kentucky), Cullman (Alabama), Darien (Connecticut), Dearborn (Michigan), Democratic Party, Detroit (Michigan), Du Quoin (Illinois), economic factors, Edina (Minnesota), educational aspects, Effingham (Illinois), employment, Florida, Fond du Lac (Wisconsin), Forsyth County (Georgia), Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, Gainesville (Florida), Glendale (California), Granite City (Illinois), Great Migration, Great Retreat, Greenwich (Connecticut), Grosse Pointe (Michigan), Harrison (Arkansas), Highland Park (Texas), Idaho, Illinois, immigration, Indiana, Jews, Jonesboro (Illinois), Kenilworth (Illinois), Ku Klux Klan, legal aspects, Long Island (New York), Los Angeles (California), lynchings, Martinsville (Indiana), Medford (Oregon), Mississippi, Missouri, Native Americans, New York, Norman (Oklahoma), Oak Park (Illinois), Ohio, Ocoee (Florida), Orlando (Florida), Owosso (Michigan), Pana (Illinois), Pierce City (Missouri), Pinckneyville (Illinois), political factors, racial stereotypes, real estate aspects, Republican Party, Rosewood (Florida), segregation, Sheridan (Arkansas), signs in sundown towns, social class factors, Jones v. Mayer, Milliken v. Bradley, Plessy v. Ferguson, Shelley v. Kraemer, Valparaiso (Indiana), voting rights, Warren (Michigan), Washington, D.C., West Frankfort (Illinois), white Americans, Wisconsin, Wyandotte (Michigan), Zeigler (Illinois), etc.
ISBN: 1595586741
9781595586742
Statement of Responsibility: James W. Loewen
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: USA. swd Schwarze. swd Rassendiskriminierung. swd Stadtbevölkerung. swd Vorstadt. swd États-Unis Relations raciales États-Unis Histoire locale Racisme États-Unis Discrimination dans le logement États-Unis Vie de la banlieue États-Unis Vie urbaine États-Unis Banlieues États-Unis Petites villes États-Unis Noirs américains Ségrégation History United States Race relations United States History, Local Racism United States Discrimination in housing United States Suburban life United States City and town life United States Suburbs United States Cities and towns United States African Americans Segregation
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Topical Term: Rassendiskriminierung
Stadtbevölkerung
Vorstadt
Racisme
Discrimination dans le logement
Vie de la banlieue
Vie urbaine
Banlieues
Petites villes
Noirs américains
History
Racism
Discrimination in housing
Suburban life
City and town life
Suburbs
Cities and towns
African Americans
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Loewen, James W. Sundown towns. New York : New Press : Distributed in the United States by Norton, 2005 156584887X (DLC) 2005043855 (OCoLC)58789453
MARC Display»

Opinion

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Aug 18, 2013
  • jawhitepenn rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book has proved to be a great teaching tool. The author's research is excellent and the story is one that has, heretofore, been poorly reported.

The issues of racism and place, discrimination and location regarding African Americans has been fundamental to American urbanization. Despite this, theories of urbanization, assimilation and pluralism have disregarded this core matter for decades.

The roles of all levels of United States governments, in creating and supporting towns that, by their laws, would not admit African Americans is given attention here. Most significant is the fact this is essentially a Northern, American phenomenon.

Loewen's contribution cannot be underestimated and my urban studies students as well as my own intellectual growth are benefactors.

Jun 30, 2012
  • shizuku_san rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Wow. This book provides a compelling and well-researched explanation for why America is segregated even today. Should be required reading in American history courses; however, don't let that fool you into thinking that it's difficult to read. I agree with the previous comment... recommend this book to anyone.

Sep 07, 2010
  • brekhusr rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I'd recommend this book for anyone who uses "Mayberry" as a synonym for utopia, anyone who thinks institutionalized or violent racism is a "Southern thing" (or even: a southern Missouri thing, a southern Illinois thing, etc.) anyone who assumes African Americans have lived clustered in cities since the Great Migration from the South...well, basically anyone who thinks they have a pretty good idea why people of different races live where they live today. Not to mention anyone who needs convincing of the importance of documenting local history, good, bad and ugly, or is just curious about life in these United States. In a word, I recommend this book to...anyone.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at TCCL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app07 Version Borgsjo Last updated 2014/10/29 13:43