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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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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "'Leave now, or die!' From the heart of the Midwest to the Deep South, from the mountains of North Carolina to the Texas frontier, words like these have echoed through more than a century of American history. The call heralded not a tornado or a hurricane, but a very unnatural disaster--a man-made wave of racial cleansing that purged black populations from counties across the nation. 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, [this book] provides irrefutable evidence that racial cleansing occurred again and again on American soil and fundamentally reshaped the geography of race. In this groundbreaking book, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elliot Jaspin has rewritten American history as we know it."--Publisher's description, from book jacket
  • "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
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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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • United States
Label
Buried in the bitter waters : the hidden history of racial cleansing in America, Elliot Jaspin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. We the people -- 2. McNeel's feet -- 3. Forced labor -- 4. Disturbing situations -- 5. "Don't kill us all" -- 6. All-white diversity -- 7. The burning cow -- 8. Something in the air -- 9. A dog named Nigger -- 10. The Horse Thief Detective Association -- 11. Bedtime stories -- 12. Lost, stolen, or strayed -- Conclusion : Esta's gift -- Notes -- Appendix A. Black population collapses -- Appendix B. Black Forsyth County landowners
Control code
77485718
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780465036363
Lccn
2006039307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)77485718
Label
Buried in the bitter waters : the hidden history of racial cleansing in America, Elliot Jaspin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. We the people -- 2. McNeel's feet -- 3. Forced labor -- 4. Disturbing situations -- 5. "Don't kill us all" -- 6. All-white diversity -- 7. The burning cow -- 8. Something in the air -- 9. A dog named Nigger -- 10. The Horse Thief Detective Association -- 11. Bedtime stories -- 12. Lost, stolen, or strayed -- Conclusion : Esta's gift -- Notes -- Appendix A. Black population collapses -- Appendix B. Black Forsyth County landowners
Control code
77485718
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780465036363
Lccn
2006039307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)77485718

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