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American Apartheid

Segregation and the Making of the Underclass

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674018211

Publication Date: 07/15/1998

Short

312 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 line illustration, 22 tables

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A major contribution to our understanding of both racism and poverty… One hopes that the book will be read, not only by other scholars and policy analysts, but by a broad spectrum of citizens and by all the leaders of the nation.—Andrew Billingsley, Washington Post Book World

Richly documented… A splendid book. American Apartheid explores a topic that many of us have come to take for granted, presents a fascinating array of data that have never been assembled in one place and compellingly argues that segregation is crucial to understanding what has happened to [urban] blacks.—Charles Murray, Times Literary Supplement

In the meticulousness of its research and the density of its arguments, [American Apartheid] stands well apart from even the best-argued and most amply documented books by journalists on racial problems.—Nathan Glazer, New Republic

Essential reading for anyone interested in the causes, and possible cures, of urban poverty.—Roberto M. Fernandez, Contemporary Sociology

An incredibly readable book that must be studied by all Americans—liberal and conservative, black and white.—D. K. Jamieson, Choice

Awards & Accolades

  • Co-Winner, 1995 Distinguished Scholarly Book Award, American Sociological Association
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