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A World More ConcreteReal Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida$
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N. D. B. Connolly

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780226115146

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226135250.001.0001

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Jim Crow Liberalism

Jim Crow Liberalism

(p.73) Chapter Three Jim Crow Liberalism
A World More Concrete

N. D. B. Connolly

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines how people in South Florida utilized New Deal housing programs during the 1930s. It affirms widely held understandings about the New Deal as integral to the expansion of racial segregation in the United States. It also illustrates how Negro slums stood at the center of political and personal calculations about how best to regulate and profit from Jim Crow’s ghetto. Apart from introducing readers to one of the book’s central characters, a white property manager of black rental housing named Luther Brooks, this chapter details how black and white real estate interests used the federal government to advance their respective interests.

Keywords:   Federal Housing Policy, black politics, The New Deal, rental property, The Great Migration

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