The Ghetto By Mitchell Duneier

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Ghetto, is a well-written compilation of our histories best sociologists and their experiences, views, and ideas of the well know European and American ghettos. This book looks deeply into the invention of the Jewish ghettos back in Italy in the 1500’s, Jewish ghettos in the World War II era, and the black ghettos of Chicago, Harlem, and other large cities in the early 1940’s through our current period. The author, Mitchell Duneier, took the work of some of the world’s most renowned artifacts of history and of today and wrote a book that is directly correlated to the devastated of racism, segregation, and discrimination. The book describes the direct outcome of “white supremacy” in the eras of time that induced the ghetto. Without clearly describing the beginning of the ghetto, one cannot fully understand the true history and meaning. I believe that Duneier put together an empowering piece of work that does just that. He thoroughly brings you back to the beginning and gives you a true sense of the concept. He not only uses social scientists and their work, but he brings you in in a way that feels like you are actually there. His descriptive nature and feeling behind his work allows one to truly feel the emotions he put into it. I now feel that I have a more in tuned sense of history and understanding of the meaning behind something that was and still is such a big part of us as Americans. I think the purpose of writing this book is for people to understand the reasons why

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