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A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida

N. D. B. Connolly


A World More Concrete argues that Americans, immigrants, and even indigenous people, between the 1890s and the 1960s, made tremendous investments in racial apartheid, largely in an effort to govern growing cities and to unleash the value of land as real estate. Through a focus on South Florida, the book illustrates how entrepreneurs used land and debates over property rights to negotiate the workings of Jim Crow segregation. Over the course of several decades, property ownership became an important feature in the development of cities and suburbs, in the articulation of civil rights reform, an ... More

Keywords: racial segregation, property rights, urban politics, Miami, housing, African American, Caribbean, Southern history, tourism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226115146
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226135250.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

N. D. B. Connolly, author