Levittown

Two Families, One Tycoon, and the Fight for Civil Rights in America's Legendary Suburb

    • 149,00 kr
    • 149,00 kr

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The explosive true story of the first African-American family to move into one of America's most iconic suburbs, Levittown, Pennsylvania.



In the decade after World War II, one entrepreneurial family helped thousands of people buy into the American dream of owning a home, not just any home, but a good one, with all the modern conveniences. The Levitts--two brothers, William and Alfred, and their father, Abe--pooled their talents in land use, architecture, and sales to create story book town with affordable little houses. They laid out the welcome mat, but not to everyone. Levittown had a whites-only policy.



This is the story that unfolded in Levittown, PA, one unseasonably hot summer in 1957 on a quiet street called Deepgreen Lane. There, a white Jewish Communist family named Wechsler secretly arranged for a black family, the Myers, to buy the little pink house next door. What followed was an explosive summer of violence that would transform their lives, and the nation. It would lead to the downfall of a titan, and the integration of the most famous suburb in the world. It's a story of hope and fear, invention and rebellion, and the power that comes when ordinary people take an extraordinary stand.

GENRE
Faktaböcker
UTGIVEN
2022
8 mars
SPRÅK
EN
Engelska
LÄNGD
256
Sidor
UTGIVARE
Bloomsbury Publishing
STORLEK
1,1
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