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Bhammer

Lawrence, MA United States
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  • Living Apart

  • How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law
  • By: Nikole Hannah-Jones
  • Narrated by: Steven Menasche
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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More than 40 years after President Johnson signed the landmark Fair Housing Act into law, residential segregation in America remains unresolved. Designed to help dismantle the nation’s racially divided housing patterns, the act has gone largely ignored by every presidential administration - Democrat and Republican alike - since 1968. In Living Apart, ProPublica investigates this failing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We’re racists

  • By Bhammer on 07-29-18

We’re racists

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Reviewed: 07-29-18

I suppose I should stop being astonished at how racist white America continues to be.

  • The Wars of Reconstruction

  • The Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era
  • By: Douglas R. Egerton
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

A groundbreaking new history, telling the stories of hundreds of African-American activists and officeholders who risked their lives for equality - in the face of murderous violence - in the years after the Civil War. By 1870, just five years after Confederate surrender and 13 years after the Dred Scott decision ruled blacks ineligible for citizenship, Congressional action had ended slavery and given the vote to black men. That same year, Hiram Revels and Joseph Hayne Rainey became the first African-American U.S. senator and congressman respectively.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Atrocities

  • By Tad Davis on 07-05-18

Excellent

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Reviewed: 08-31-17

Rarely have I listened to a book this good. Thoroughly engaging and educational. So many heroes mentioned to research further. Worth listening to again.