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Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920

Kevin McGruder


Through the lens of real estate transactions from 1890 to 1920, this book offers an innovative perspective on Harlem's history and reveals the complex interactions between whites and African Americans at a critical time of migration and development. During these decades, Harlem saw a dramatic increase in its African American population, and although most histories speak only of the white residents who met these newcomers with hostility, this book uncovers a range of reactions. Although some white Harlem residents used racially restrictive real estate practices to inhibit the influx of African ... More

Keywords: real estate, Harlem, African American, whites, ghetto, community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231169141
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231169141.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin McGruder, author
Antioch College