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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague and remain committed to the work he began.

Sharon

Connecticut

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Don’t Know
Unions, Organized Labor?
Don’t Know

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Possible
Was there an ordinance?
Yes, Written Evidence
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
1922
Still Sundown?
Don’t Know

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
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Method of Exclusion

  • Police or Other Official Action

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Jewish

Comments

Information on Sharon’s exclusionary policies was gleaned from Carey McWilliams 1948 book, “A Mask for Privilege”.

According to McWilliams, in August 1922, Sharon’s “Chamber of commerce distributed a leaflet requesting property owners not to sell to Jews.”