Author Talks 'Segregation' in New Book

The Root Recommends: A new book that unravels the history of segregation in cities.

University Of Chicago Press

In his latest book, Segregation: A Global History, author Carl H. Nightingale delves into the mysterious and elusive dynamics, as well as the many institutions, that motivated segregation throughout the centuries in some of the world's largest cities, including London, Paris, Calcutta, San Francisco, New York and more.

More than a history lesson, Nightingale highlights the continued presence of de facto segregation in today's metropolises, as well as its continued devastating effects.

Nightingale's Segregation is now available online and in bookstores.

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