N. D. B. Connolly

N. D. B. Connolly

N. D. B. Connolly is the Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University and a co-host of the American history podcast BackStory. His research considers racism and the American presidency, capitalism, racial segregation, West Indian immigration to the United States, and the relationship between community building and real estate development. Raised in South Florida, he is the author of A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida (2014), winner of the OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award, the Urban History Association's Kenneth T. Jackson Award, and the Southern Historical Association's Bennett H. Wall Award. In addition to teaching, writing, and speaking widely, Connolly serves on the executive board of the Urban History Association. In 2009 he won the Arthur Fondiler Award for Best Dissertation, and in 2010 he received the Institute for the Humanities' "Emerging Scholars Prize" at the University of Michigan.

Twitter: @ndbconnolly.


  • Rethinking Jim Crow Segregation
  • The Strange Career of Black Liberalism
  • The Urban South and Twentieth-Century Colonialism: The Caribbean History of American Cities
  • Black Appointees, Political Legitimacy, and the American Presidency
  • We Are Exactly What We Seem: Notes on Locating a Black Property Rights Movement
  • The Repatriation of W. S. Connolly, and Other Trips Home


Rethinking Jim Crow Segregation

This lecture was presented as the Joseph P. del Tufo Annual Lecture, sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum, at the University of Delaware-Wilmington in October 2016. Recorded by Teleduction.

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