America's Other Clan
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The beginnings of the Jim Crow era are discussed, as is the early 20th Century concept of nativism. Blatant and brutal incidents involving lynching are studied from legal, historical and social perspectives. The book details the events and cases leading up to the historic Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas decision, which began the process of ending some forms of segregation. A final chapter continues this research through the present day, raising probing questions about racism, prejudice and how we view our society in the future.
America's Other Clan can serve as a stand-alone or supplemental text in courses on American history and civil rights. The book also provides fascinating insight for general readers and anyone with an interest in this overlooked aspect of history.
Rabbi Slomovitz is a gifted, scholarly writer. His latest book, America's Other Clan, is an important, historical text that depresses yet is an important read. His thorough research provides painful but necessary insight into the ugly and violent legacy of American bigotry against the Black community. Racism in America is part of a shameful past but with Rabbi Slomovitz's contribution we are taught how to move beyond hatred and into tolerance. —Rabbi Shalom Lewis
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