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Author Freund, David M. P.

Title Colored property : state policy and white racial politics in suburban America / David M.P. Freund
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 514 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Historical studies of urban America
Historical studies of urban America.
Contents The new politics of race and property -- Part I: The political economy of suburban development and the race of economic value, 1910-1970. Local control and the rights of property : the politics of incorporation, zoning, and race before 1940 ; Financing suburban growth : federal policy and the birth of a racialized market for homes, 1930-1940 ; Putting private capital back to work : the logic of federal intervention, 1930-1940 ; A free market for housing : policy, growth, and exclusion in suburbia, 1940-1970 -- Part II: Race and development in metropolitan Detroit, 1940-1970. Defending and denning the new neighborhood : the politics of exclusion in Royal Oak, 1940-1955 ; Saying race out loud : the politics of exclusion in Dearborn, 1940-1955 ; The national is local : race and development in an era of civil rights protest, 1955-1964 ; Colored property and white backlash
Summary Northern whites in the post-World War II era began to support the principle of civil rights, so why did many of them continue to oppose racial integration in their communities? Challenging conventional wisdom about the growth, prosperity, and racial exclusivity of American suburbs, David M.P. Freund argues that previous attempts to answer this question have overlooked a change in the racial thinking of whites and the role of suburban politics in effecting this change. In Colored Property, he shows how federal intervention spurred a dramatic shift in the language and logic of residential exclu
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-488) and index
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Subject African Americans -- Housing -- History -- 20th century.
City and town life -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Discrimination in housing -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Housing policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Suburban life -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Whites -- United States -- Attitudes -- History -- 20th century.
Whites -- United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006033989
ISBN 0226262774 (electronic bk.)
9780226262772 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)