Sundown Towns

  • by James Loewen
  • Narrated by Norman Dietz
  • 26 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sundown Towns examines thousands of all-white American towns that were - and still are, in some instances - racially exclusive by design.Professor emeritus at the University of Vermont, James W. Loewen won the National Book Award for his New York Times best seller Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong.

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What the Critics Say

"Deserves to become an instant classic in the fields of American race relations, urban studies and cultural geography." (Washington Post Book World)
"Sure to become a landmark in several fields and a sure bet among Loewen's many fans." (Publishers Weekly)

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Needs a really good editor

I was interested in this book, having read another James Loewen book. However, this needs some serious editing to make it something you can finish. I must confess to having got bored with it, and considering the serious point he is making that doesn't make me feel good about myself.

Sometimes you can make a better point by highlighting typical examples, rather than just endless lists. This takes away from the tragic nature of the way non whites have been treated in the USA of the past (and how this impacts the present and future). It is like listening to a lecture from your dad who just keeps saying 'and another thing'

As I haven't managed to get past the first few chapters I may have to eat my words if I ever get to the end of the book. Given the serious subject matter I feel awful giving this such a low rating. It is something you feel you should know about but do they have to make it so dull?
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- Tess

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-03-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books