Saving the neighborhood : racially restrictive covenants, law, and social norms (eBook, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Saving the neighborhood : racially restrictive covenants, law, and social norms

Author: Richard Rexford Wayne Brooks; Carol M Rose
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Saving the Neighborhood tells the charged, still controversial story of the rise and fall of racially restrictive covenants in America, and offers rare insight into the ways legal and social norms reinforce one another, acting with pernicious efficacy to codify and perpetuate intolerance. The early 1900s saw an unprecedented migration of African Americans leaving the rural South in search of better work and equal
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012034463
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rexford Wayne Brooks; Carol M Rose
ISBN: 9780674073685 0674073681 0674073711 9780674073715
OCLC Number: 836206008
Language Note: English.
Awards: Nominated for James Willard Hurst Prize 2014
Nominated for John Phillip Reid Book Award 2014
Nominated for Littleton-Griswold Prize 2014
Nominated for Allan Sharlin Memorial Award 2014
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Before covenants --
The big guns silenced --
Pushing down the ghosts --
The calculus of covenants --
The emergence of the norm breakers --
The great dilemma for legal norms --
After Shelley --
Game changes in the twilight of covenants --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Richard Brooks and Carol Rose.
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