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

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The color of law : a forgotten history of how our government segregated America
2017
Place Published: 
New York
Publisher: 
Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 
9781631492853
Edition: 
First edition
Description: 
xvii, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-320) and index.
"Richard Rothstein 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, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes it clear that it was de jure segregation -- the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments -- that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day."--Book jacket.
Author: 
Richard Rothstein
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