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The Resource Buried in the bitter waters : the hidden history of racial cleansing in America, Elliot Jaspin

Buried in the bitter waters : the hidden history of racial cleansing in America, Elliot Jaspin

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Buried in the bitter waters : the hidden history of racial cleansing in America
Title
Buried in the bitter waters
Title remainder
the hidden history of racial cleansing in America
Statement of responsibility
Elliot Jaspin
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on nearly a decade of painstaking research in archives and census records, 'Buried in the Bitter Waters' provides irrefutable evidence that racial cleansing occurred again and again on American soil, and fundamentally reshaped the geography of race. "We have long known about horrific episodes of lynching in the South, but the story of widespread racial cleansing - above and below the Mason-Dixon Line - has remained almost entirely unknown. Time after time, in the period between Reconstruction and the 1920s, whites banded together to drive out the blacks in their midst. They burned and killed indiscriminately and drove thousands from their homes, sweeping entire counties clear of blacks to make them racially "pure." The expulsions were swift - in many cases, it took no more than twenty-four hours to eliminate an entire African-American population. Shockingly, these areas remain virtually all-white to this day." "Based on original interviews and nearly a decade of painstaking research in archives and census records, Buried in the Bitter Waters provides irrefutable evidence that racial cleansing occurred again and again on American soil and fundamentally reshaped the geography of race."--BOOK JACKET. (Blackwell)
Summary
Jaspin exposes a shocking history of racial cleansing in the United States, and one that, alarmingly, continues to effect the geography of race in America to this day. The culmination of nearly a decade of research in regional archives and census bureaus, Buried in the bitter waters presents irrefutable evidence of brutal attacks on blacks by ordinary white Americans. The property-burnings, assaults, and killings occurred between the period of Reconstruction and the Great Depression, and no part of the U.S. was immune. The violence was largely successful in its aim of driving blacks out of areas. More troubling, Jaspin's research indicates those areas most effected remain largely white, making his findings not merely an interesting historical exposé but a troubling commentary on the ongoing state of race relations in the U.S
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208974
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DLC
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Jaspin, Elliot
Dewey number
305.896/073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.J37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the hidden history of racial cleansing in America
Label
Buried in the bitter waters : the hidden history of racial cleansing in America, Elliot Jaspin
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip076/2006039307.html
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-326) and index
Control code
ocm77485718
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 352 p.
Isbn
9780465036363
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2006039307
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)77485718
Label
Buried in the bitter waters : the hidden history of racial cleansing in America, Elliot Jaspin
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip076/2006039307.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-326) and index
Control code
ocm77485718
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 352 p.
Isbn
9780465036363
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2006039307
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)77485718

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