Mark Davidson is Associate Professor of Urban Geography at Clark University and the coeditor (with Deborah Martin) of Urban Politics: Critical Approaches. Kevin Ward is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom and the coeditor (with Eugene McCann) of Mobile Urbanism: Cities and Policymaking in the Global Age.
This “powerful and disturbing history” exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (New York Times Book Review).Widely heralded as a “masterful” (Washington Post) and “essential” (Slate) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law offers “the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation” (William Julius Wilson). Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods. A groundbreaking, “virtually indispensable” study that has already transformed our understanding of twentieth-century urban history (Chicago Daily Observer), The Color of Law forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past.
In Daniel Revisited, Davidson showed us the four signposts—four events prophesied in Daniel 7 and 8 and Revelation 6—to occur in the Middle East prior to the Rapture and Tribulation. Now in Chronicles of the End Times, chiastic reading has been applied to all of Daniel, Revelation, and other books, pulling back the veil further to expand our view from four events to all the main events, from the Middle East to the ends of the earth.
A chiastic reading of Daniel, Zechariah 1–6, Matthew 23–25, and Revelation—all shown in ninety illustrations—yields many solid answers to the following questions as well as to many others:
— How do Daniel 2 and 7 interact, and why are the kingdoms metals and beasts?
— What’s the purpose of Daniel’s Aramaic chapters, and how do they affect the end times?
— Which parts of Daniel 11 are to be fulfilled in ancient times versus end times?
— What is the real identity of Mystery Babylon, and how does this help us in the end times?
— How do the two scrolls of Revelation give greater understanding of the trumpets and bowls?
— What are the Seven Events of the end times, and which one is next?
This all may seem incredible for one book, but is nevertheless true. The chiastic reading of Bible prophecy revolutionizes our view of the end times and how we read Bible end-time prophecy.