Elizabeth Herbin-Triant: Threatening Property: Race, Class, and Campaigns to Legislate Jim Crow Neighborhoods

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Cambridge, MA 02138

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Join us for a lecture with UMass Lowell history professor Elizabeth Herbin-Triant as she discusses her debut book, Threatening Property: Race, Class, and Campaigns to Legislate Jim Crow Neighborhoods. Early-twentieth-century North Carolina saw a backlash against the economic successes of African Americans, including campaigns for residential segregation laws like those in South Africa. Threatening Property investigates these campaigns, showing that they exposed a fault line between the interests of middle-class and elite whites. Rather than uniting whites around the idea of segregated neighborhoods, these campaigns ultimately failed and, in so doing, defined the limits of Jim Crow.

 

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