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The Color of Law


A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America


By Richard Rothstein

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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America | Hardcover | 368 Pages, | ISBN: 9781631492853
Published May 2nd, 2017 by Liveright
$27.95 | $19.00* at Amazon (* as of February 4th)
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America | Paperback | 368 Pages, | ISBN: 9781631494536
Published May 1st, 2018 by Liveright
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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America | Kindle eBook | 369 Pages, | ISBN: 9781631492860
Published May 2nd, 2017 by Liveright
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One of Publishers Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2017
Longlisted for the National Book Award

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. 13 illustrations

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