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American apartheid : segregation and the making of the underclass

Author: Douglas S Massey; Nancy A Denton
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines the links between persistent poverty among blacks in the United States and the unparalleled degree of deliberate segregration that they experience in American cities.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas S Massey; Nancy A Denton
ISBN: 0674018206 9780674018204 0674018214 9780674018211
OCLC Number: 185399837
Description: x, 292 s. : tab. ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface 1. The Missing Link 2. The Construction of the Ghetto 3. The Persistence of the Ghetto 4. The Continuing Causes of Segregation 5. The Creation of Underclass Communities 6. The Perpetuation of the Underclass 7. The Failure of Public Policy 8. The Future of the Ghetto Notes Index
Responsibility: Douglas S. Massey, Nancy A. Denton.

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In the meticulousness of its research and the density of its arguments, [American Apartheid] stands well apart from even the best-argued and most amply documented books by journalists on racial Read more...

 
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