Buried in the bitter waters : the hidden history of racial cleansing in America / Elliot Jaspin.
By: Jaspin, Elliot.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Basic Books, c2007Description: vii, 341 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780465036363 (hc : alk. paper); 0465036368 (hc : alk. paper).Subject(s): African Americans -- Segregation -- History | African Americans -- Relocation -- History | African Americans -- Crimes against -- History | African Americans -- Social conditions | Racism -- United States -- History | United States -- Race relationsDDC classification: 305.896/073
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-326) and index.
1. We the people -- 2. McNeel's feet -- 3. Forced labor -- 4. Disturbing situations -- 5. "Don't kill us all" -- 6. All-white diversity -- 7. The burning cow -- 8. Something in the air -- 9. A dog named Nigger -- 10. The Horse Thief Detective Association -- 11. Bedtime stories -- 12. Lost, stolen, or strayed -- Conclusion : Esta's gift -- Notes -- Appendix A. Black population collapses -- Appendix B. Black Forsyth County landowners.
"'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 man-made 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 original interviews and nearly a decade of painstaking research in archives and census records, [this book] 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."--Publisher's description, from book jacket.