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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. Email address:. Please provide an email address. Categories of Interest: Select All. Current Affairs. In the North, typically, there were no formally adopted Jim Crow laws. Indeed, many northern states had laws going back to the period following the Civil War that forbade discrimination in public accommodation, he said.
Nevertheless, racial prejudice and violence against African Americans were similarly systemic, Sugrue said. For example, opera singer Marian Anderson, although popular and wealthy, could not stay in white-owned hotels. This was years before chlorinated pools became the norm, he said. Jun 13, Mike Stewart rated it really liked it. The issues that African Americans confronted in the North, i. Not as dramatic and visible as the struggle in the South, but just as profound and in many ways more intransigent.. Dec 11, ReverseThePolarity rated it really liked it Shelves: history.
The forgotten struggle for civil rights in the northern U.S.
Sweet Land of Liberty is a comprehensive examination of the fight for Civil Rights in the North that does an excellent job of taking a look at a multitude of narratives to take a broader view but sometimes gets lost in the finer details. Sugrue's meticulous and thorough research is certainly noteworthy. Feb 13, Alex rated it really liked it. I couldn't finish this tome.
It is a very important account but I must say it is too dense and too packed with detail. That is of course the stuff of history but also speaks to the problems of writing a history with such a large scope. So not as good as The Origins of the Urban Crisis but nonetheless fascinating.
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Jan 12, Jsb rated it liked it. This is a good history of an incredibly important, yet little studied topic, yet I felt like there was little to no original research in it. Jun 20, Pat Carson rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction , african-american-history. Big reminder to all that the civil rights era dealt with places north of the Mason-Dixon line.
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With all the concentration on South in most US history books, I think a lot of young people would be surprised by the contents of this book. Jul 21, Mary rated it really liked it. It was a little slow going at first but after a few chapters, I really got into this book.
I learned so much and it seems all the more applicable now that I'm living in Philadelphia. A very powerful reminder of how racism still exists and WHY it exists. Sep 19, Katie rated it it was ok. The chapters are too long, with hardly little breaks in them.
Some of the information was repetitive for me. Took me two months to get through this book.
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Thank goodness I got it at the dollar store. Well researched and written, but the long chapters were a big turn off for me. Sweet Land of Liberty was a long and challenging read, but definitely worth putting the time in if you'd like to learn more about a different side of American History, one that you probably weren't taught in 11th grade.
Jul 25, Kati rated it it was amazing Shelves: all-politics-is-local.
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Dec 03, Katherine added it Shelves: cities , race , not-owned. Finished reading except for the notes in back. It's excellent, I'll try to write some sort of review Jun 22, Allan Pearce rated it it was amazing. I read Thomas J. Dec 31, John Willis rated it really liked it. A great look at the civil rights from outside of the southern lense.
A must read if you are interested in the civil rights movement. Mar 28, Doris Raines rated it it was amazing Shelves: doris-raines-book-shelf. Feb 01, Jason S rated it really liked it Shelves: s , civil-rights , civil-rights-movement. Jul 13, Keith Weir rated it really liked it Shelves: social-justice. Really good and interesting, but some repetition and the timeline jumps around a bit. Fantastic book though. Jan 24, Thomas rated it liked it.
A colossal undertaking. His writing style isn't quite as engaging as it could be, which makes this a slog at times. But there are many important stories in these pages. View 1 comment. Nov 13, Nick Rueth rated it liked it. Kind of disjointed, but overall, good information. Nov 16, Billy Connard rated it it was amazing.
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Great book with a lot of information. Interesting to read about civil rights in the north since most if what is covered growing up is from the south. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed.