These volumes have a special focus on Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
John Charles Boger & Gary Orfield (eds.), School Resegregation: Must the South Turn Back? (2005). ISBN: 0807829536; 0807856134.
Davison M. Douglas, Reading, Writing and Race: The Desegregation of the Charlotte Schools (1995). ISBN: 0807822167; 0807845299.
Frye Gaillard, The Dream Long Deferred (1988). ISBN: 0807817945; 0807842230.
Thomas W. Hanchett, Sorting Out the New South City: Race, Class, and Urban Development in Charlotte, 1875-1975 (1998). ISBN: 0807846775.
Matthew D. Lassiter, The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South (2006). ISBN: 9780691092553; 0691092559.
Gary Orfield & Susan E. Eaton, Dismantling Desegregation: The Quiet Reversal of Brown v. Board of Education (1996). ISBN: 1565844017.
Peter Sacks, Tearing Down the Gates – Confronting the Class Divide in American Education (2007)ISBN: 978-0-520-24588-4.”It helped me focus on inequities that poor children face in public education. It really goes after middle and upper middle class families who manipulate schools and districts to fulfill their needs at the expense of the kids who need the most and who are not getting it. Highly recommended” — Jim Henderlite.
Stephen Smith, Boom for Whom? Education, Desegregation, and Development in Charlotte (2004). ISBN: 0791459853; 0791459861.