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Read N. D. B. Connolly’s Op-Ed in the New York Times

“The problem is not black culture. It is policy and politics, the very things that bind together the history of Ferguson and Baltimore and, for that matter, the rest of America.” Click to read the full article.

Prof. Connolly Wins Book Award

Please join the history department in congratulating Nathan Connolly, who has just received the Liberty Legacy Foundation Award for his book A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida. The award is given by the Organization of American Historians for “the best book by a historian on the civil rights […]

1893 Letter Details Racially Restrictive Covenants in City Neighborhoods

History doctoral candidate Paige Glotzer was recently interviewed by the Baltimore Sun regarding a letter from 1893 she discovered while researching the Roland Park Co., which details the racially restrictive deed covenants that would, over the next 50 years, help to maintain segregation in many Baltimore neighborhoods. You can read her interview here.

Video: Prof. Connolly Discusses His Book on C-SPAN

NDB Connolly

Professor N.D.B. Connolly talked about his book A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida, in which he examines the relationship between race and property rights in the South during the Jim Crow era. This interview is part of Book TV’s College Series. Watch the video here.

History Thesis Publication

Congratulations to Jacqueline Randell on the publication of her Spring 2014 history senior thesis in Helvidius, the Columbia Journal of Politics & Society! View the online edition.

2014 Arthur Kouguell Memorial Prize Winner

The history department would like to congratulate senior Geordan Williams on winning the 2014 Kouguell Prize for his senior thesis, “Upon the Frontier: Self-Identification Among the Cairo Genizah’s Merchants in the Indian Ocean System.”

Prof. Marina Rustow Named Guggenheim Fellow

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced the 2014 class of Guggenheim Fellows, which includes the Department of History’s Prof. Marina Rustow.

Hopkins Graduate Student Professional Development Workshop

Thanks to the kind support of the American Historical Association, the Hopkins Graduate Student Professional Development Workshop will host a special session on Alternative Career Pathways on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 2 p.m., in Gilman 308.

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

A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida (University of Chicago Press), argues that, between the early 1900s and the 1960s, property ownership helped set the terms of Jim Crow segregation. It shows how a shared stake in growing South Florida’s economy allowed competing property interests from opposite sides of […]

When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation

In 1789, as the French Revolution shook Europe to the core, the new United States was struggling for survival in the face of financial insolvency and bitter political and regional divisions. When the United States Spoke French explores the republic’s formative years from the viewpoint of a distinguished circle of five Frenchmen taking refuge in America