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“‘Burning Down the House’: Race, Media, and the Burning of Churches in the U.S., 1996-2001”: Presentation by Doug McAdam, Professor of Sociology at Stanford University, 9/11

Between 1996 and 2001, the National Church Arson Task Force reported 1,062 arson attacks on churches. Of these, 338 targeted black churches. Doug McAdam, using a mix of methods, will discuss county-level variation in the burning of black churches and the role the media may have played in shaping the church burning “epidemic.” Doug McAdam is Professor of Sociology at Stanford University. He will be in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study September 4-14. Cosponsored by The Department of Sociology.

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