The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

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    New York Times Bestseller • Notable Book of the Year • Editors' Choice Selection
    One of Bill Gates’ “Amazing Books” of the Year
    One of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of the Year
    Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction
    An NPR Best Book of the Year
    Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction
    Gold Winner • California Book Award (Nonfiction)
    Finalist • Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History)
    Finalist • Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize

    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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    Shipping Weight 0.95 LBS
    Publisher BookPal, LLC
    ISBN-13 9781631494536
    Pages 368
    Format Paperback
    Publication Date 05/01/2018
    Language English
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