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The color of law : a forgotten history of how our government segregated America

Author: Richard Rothstein
Publisher: New York ; London : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
The author explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation - that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, this book incontrovertibly makes it clear that it was de jure segregation - the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments - that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rothstein, Richard.
Color of law.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rothstein
ISBN: 9781631492853 1631492853 9781631494536 1631494538
OCLC Number: 959808903
Awards: Long-listed for National Book Award 2017
Description: xvii, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: If San Francisco, then everywhere? --
Public housing, Black ghettos --
Racial zoning --
"Own your own home" --
Private agreements, government enforcement --
White flight --
IRS support and compliant regulators --
Local tactics --
State-sanctioned violence --
Suppressed incomes --
Looking forward, looking back --
Considering fixes.
Other Titles: Forgotten history of how our government segregated America
Responsibility: Richard Rothstein.


This "powerful and disturbing history" (The New York Times Book Review) exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas throughout America  Read more...


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"Essential... Rothstein persuasively debunks many contemporary myths about racial discrimination. Only when Americans learn a common-and accurate-history of our nation's racial divisions, he Read more...

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