As Long As They Don'T Move Next Door / Edition 1

As Long As They Don'T Move Next Door / Edition 1

by Stephen Grant Meyer
     
 

Despite the commonly held perception that most northern citizens embraced racial equality, As Long As They Don't Move Next Door graphically demonstrates the variety of methods—including violence and intimidation, unjust laws, restrictive covenants, discrimination by realtors and mortgage lenders, and white flight to suburban enclaves—used by whites to

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Despite the commonly held perception that most northern citizens embraced racial equality, As Long As They Don't Move Next Door graphically demonstrates the variety of methods—including violence and intimidation, unjust laws, restrictive covenants, discrimination by realtors and mortgage lenders, and white flight to suburban enclaves—used by whites to thwart the racial integration of their neighborhoods. Author Stephen Grant Meyer offers the first full length national history of American race relations examined through the lens of housing discrimination, and he forces readers to confront and re-evaluate the deep and enduring division between the races. Although this is a discomforting analysis, which concludes that housing discrimination still exists, it is only a clearer understanding of our shared racial past that will enable Americans to create a successful prescription for fighting intolerance. An original and captivating study that illuminates overlooked groups and individuals committed to the national struggle for civil rights, this is important reading for anyone interested in African-American history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847697007
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Grant Meyer received his Ph.D from the University of Alabama and is currently a writer, historian, and teacher living in Statesville, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: "Keep This Neighborhood White"1
1Border Conflict13
2Great Migration, Great Conflagration30
3Too Depressed to Fight, Much48
4Housing during Wartime64
5A Fair Deal for Black Americans79
6A Southern Exposure98
7"A Raisin in the Sun"115
8Civil Rights133
9"A New Epoch"150
10Housing in a Great Society, Part I172
11Housing in a Great Society, Part II197
Afterword: Keeping the Neighborhood White212
Appendix231
Notes241
Bibliography293
Index336
About the Author344

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