January 3rd, 2012
And here is one of the blurbs:
“What happened in Prince Edward County in the late 1950s and early 1960s was nothing less than an American tragedy. Yet it’s long lingered on the margins of civil rights history, a footnote to the standard story of struggle and triumph. With Christopher Bonastia’s careful, enlightening, and sympathetic new study, it finally has the book it deserves.”—Kevin Boyle, author of Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age
May 6th, 2010
April 26th, 2010
More specifically, I examine the politics of racial inequality in historical perspective. My first book explores the federal government’s failed attempt to foster residential desegregation in suburban areas. My forthcoming book, which was recently published by the University of Chicago Press, examines Prince Edward County, Virginia, the only school district to close its schools for an extended period–1959 to 1964–rather than desegregate them.
I am member of the Sociology faculty at Lehman College and the CUNY Graduate Center. In addition, I am Associate Director of the Lehman Scholars Program and Macaulay Honors College at Lehman.
My email is: email@example.com