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Race and Capitalism in American Cities

Pedro A. Regalado
Yale University

This course is an introduction into the various ways in which race and capitalism, our dominant economic system, have shaped the history of American cities. It asks, how has the production of racial difference enabled the production of wealth? And subsequently, how have cities become the products of this dynamic process? Through interdisciplinary methods that bring together american studies, architecture, history, sociology, political science, and geography, this course explores how the political economies of American cities are interwoven with racial ideology.

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