TUE November 17th
5:00 PST / 8:00 EST
This presentation explores the braided history of popular sovereignty and property rights to revise fundamentally how we think about residential segregation and the durability of Jim Crow’s political culture. Connolly asserts that modern liberalism, suburbanization, and multiculturalism all find shared roots in the “common sense” of segregationist governance. And, he maintains, any effort to finally turn the page on white supremacy in America, must grapple with the economic and cultural benefits Jim Crow Era city-building put (and kept) in place.
N. D. B. Connolly is Associate Professor of History at the Johns Hopkins University, where he occupies the Herbert Baxter Adams chair and directs the program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship. Connolly’s 2014 book, A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida, received awards from the Urban History Association, the Southern Historical Association, and the Organization of American Historians, among other organizations.