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Someone Else's House: America's Unfinished Struggle For Integration

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In this detailed history of relations between blacks and whites in the post-civil rights era, journalist Tamar Jacoby looks at how the ideal of integration has fared since it was first advocated by Martin Luther King, Jr., arguing that though blacks have made enormous economic, political, and social progress, a true sense of community has remained elusive. Her story leads ...more
Paperback, 624 pages
Published January 7th 2000 by Basic Books (first published June 7th 1998)
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Kate
Jun 04, 2007 Kate rated it it was ok
I gave this book away after not even finishing the first section, New York, despite my best intentions (over the course of months). I really do prefer non-fiction but I got turned off by the fact that EVERYTHING was about NYC before I realized that the book was divided into three sections, New York, Detroit, and Atlanta (I think?).

I really struggled with it, but it was just too long and complicated, too many names dropped all over the place who I couldn't remember for long enough to finish lear
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Oct 12, 2014 Robin added it
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Tamar Jacoby: senior fellow, Manhattan Institute. Formerly, New York Times, Newsweek. Writes for The Weekly Standard, Commentary, WSJ.
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