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Black Rednecks and White Liberals

ISBN-10: 1594031436
ISBN-13: 9781594031434
Edition: 2006 (Annotated)
Authors: Thomas Sowell
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Description: This book presents the kind of eye-opening insights into the history and culture of race for which Sowell has become famous. As late as the 1940s and 1950s, he argues, poor Southern rednecks were regarded by Northern employers and law enforcement  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Encounter Books
Publication date: 4/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

This book presents the kind of eye-opening insights into the history and culture of race for which Sowell has become famous. As late as the 1940s and 1950s, he argues, poor Southern rednecks were regarded by Northern employers and law enforcement officials as lazy, lawless, and sexually immoral. This pattern was repeated by blacks with whom they shared a subculture in the South. Over the last half century poor whites and most blacks have moved up in class and affluence, but the ghetto remains filled with black rednecks. Their attempt to escape, Sowell shows, is hampered by their white liberal friends who turn dysfunctional black redneck culture into a sacrosanct symbol of racial identity. In addition to Black Rednecks and White Liberals, the book takes on subjects ranging from Are Jews Generic? to The Real History of Slavery.

Thomas Sowellhas taught economics at Cornell, UCLA, Amherst, and other academic institutions, and hisBasic Economicshas been translated into six languages. He is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has published in both academic journals and in such popular media as theWall Street Journal,Forbesmagazine, andFortune, and he writes a syndicated column that appears in newspapers across the country.

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