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Author Slater, Gene, 1949- author.

Title Freedom to discriminate : how realtors conspired to segregate housing and divide America / Gene Slater.

Publication Info. Berkeley, California : Heyday, [2021]
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  363.51 SLA    AVAILABLE
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Description 469 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-454) and index.
Contents Introduction: Gettysburg 1964 -- Progressive reformers of real estate -- The public power of a private club -- It's the restrictions on your neighbors which count -- Implementing racial exclusion -- Undesirable human elements -- Shaping federal housing programs -- Reconciling the war against Hitler with a new racial entitlement -- Defending racial covenants -- Recommitting to segregation after Shelley -- Using freedom of association to intensify segregation -- The idea of a national conservative party -- Struggling for an ideology to defend against fair housing -- Creating a standardized ideology of freedom -- A constitutional amendment to permanently protect discrimination -- Racial moderation to continue segregation -- Redefining freedom and America's founding -- A battle between two visions of freedom -- Reagan and the realtors -- Realtor victories against fair housing -- To defeat the realtors -- An ideology of freedom for a national conservative party -- The continuation of residential segregation -- A legacy for civil rights -- Who is entitled to American freedom.
Summary "Freedom to Discriminate uncovers realtors' definitive role in segregating America and shaping modern conservative thought"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Discrimination in housing -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Discrimination in housing -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Real estate agents -- United States -- Attitudes.
Real estate business -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
African Americans -- Housing -- Law and legislation.
African Americans -- Segregation -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations.
ISBN 9781597145435 (cloth)
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