As Long as They Don't Move Next Door: Segregation and Racial Conflict in American Neighborhoods / Edition 1

As Long as They Don't Move Next Door: Segregation and Racial Conflict in American Neighborhoods / Edition 1

by Stephen Grant Meyer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0847697010

ISBN-13: 9780847697014

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847697014
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.76(d)

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