The Yale Law Journal

Daniel J. Sharfstein


The Secret History of Race in the United States

Daniel J. Sharfstein

112 Yale L.J. 1473 (2003)

In the beginning, there was a man named Looney. George Looney's world was Buchanan County, Virginia, a pocket of Appalachian hills and hollows that juts into Kentucky and West Virginia. In 1911, his place in this world was secure. Where lumber was the only industry in town, …