Colored Property: State Policy and White Racial Politics in Suburban America

Paperback | May 15, 2010

byDavid M. P. Freund

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David M. P. Freund is associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:526 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.4 inPublished:May 15, 2010Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The New Politics of Race and Property

Part I: The Political Economy of Suburban Development and the Race of Economic Value, 1910-1970

Chapter 2. Local Control and the Rights of Property: The Politics of Incorporation, Zoning, and Race before 1940

Chapter 3. Financing Suburban Growth: Federal Policy and the Birth of a Racialized Market for Homes, 1930-1940

Chapter 4. Putting Private Capital Back to Work: The Logic of Federal Intervention, 1930-1940

Chapter 5. A Free Market for Housing: Policy, Growth, and Exclusion in Suburbia, 1940-1970

Part II: Race and Development in Metropolitan Detroit, 1940-1970

Chapter 6. Defending and Defining the New Neighborhood: The Politics of Exclusion in Royal Oak, 1940-1955

Chapter 7. Saying Race Out Loud: The Politics of Exclusion in Dearborn, 1940-1955

Chapter 8. The National Is Local: Race and Development in an Era of Civil Rights Protest, 1955-1964

Chapter 9. Colored Property and White Backlash

List of Abbreviations



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"Beware! Colored Property might very well outrage some readers. Whether or not it does . . . it deserves a key place in the historical and sociological scholarship of metropolitan America. . . . Unquestionably Colored Property is a most compelling volume to read and to contemplate. Its scholarship is prodigious. Its findings are searing. Surely this book is destined to exert enduring influence. It is required reading for a multiplicity of audiences, including historians, social scientists, legal scholars, journalists and policy makers."