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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Honest Reportage on American Racial's Shame

This is perhaps the best oral account and history of American racial shame. From former presidents to the American businesses, Loewen exposed the U.S. for atonement. This audiotape will make modern day racists look more like holocaust denials. Throughtout this audiotape, Loewen used facts, not assumption to buttress his objective point of views.

Sundown Towns is a must read for anyone--both Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans who are seeking self-liberation.

This tape will make you cry, and proud at the same time. We (as Americans) have a long way to go.

Loewen, thank you!
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- Valentine

Shock-Jock Racism at its worst

A hodgepodge of anecdotal evidence recounted with a complete lack of objectivity.

If you believe America's racial problems are getting worse, not better, and need lots of hearsay evidence to "prove" it, this book is for you.

I can't believe this book ever even got published, Loewen even uses sources like "gonnaviking", someone posting on an internet chat room, as a source.

In summary, a huge pile of rubbish, based on tabloid journalism and far from the serious research and history this subject deserves.

I would encourage the prospective purchaser to check out some of the other junk this author passes off as historical research first.

Spend your money on one of the excellent, and quality selection in the history section here

(feel free to msg me for recommendations, I've listened to most of the history titles here on Audible.com).
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- David

Book Details

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