A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist exposes the secret history of racial cleansing in America. "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 manmade 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 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. In this groundbreaking book, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elliot Jaspin has rewritten American history as we know it.
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Elliot Jaspin is a reporter for Cox Newspapers, where he specializes in computer-assisted reporting. He won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting in 1979, and in 1993 he was awarded the Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism Award by the National Press Foundation. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland.Sinossi:
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Descrizione libro Basic Books, New York, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. A pristine, NEW, UNREAD book, still in original plastic wrap. Index, Biblio., Aoppendix."Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jaspin draws on a decade of research of the horrific practices of small towns across America that resulted in the expulsion of black residents, the equivalent of racial cleansing.A chilling portrait of a shameful part of American history that has reshaped its racial geography. ----Booklist. Codice libro della libreria 003062
Descrizione libro Basic Books, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110465036368
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Descrizione libro Basic Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0465036368 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0237288
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