Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Real Estate Development in Jim Crow Florida

The Washington History Seminar, which is jointly sponsored by the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the Wilson Center, announces its next session, which is to take place on Monday, October 06, 2014, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, in the Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Moynihan Boardroom.
In A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida, N. D. B. Connolly explores the history of real estate development and political power by offering an unprecedented look at the complexities of property ownership during the early and mid-twentieth century. Connolly argues that black and white property owners, in their various defenses of property rights, used Jim Crow segregation and other forms of white supremacy as instruments of economic growth and as core features of liberal governance.