What Does a Global History of Urban Segregation tell us about Global Urban History?
Carl Nightingale, University at Buffalo
Discussant: Jeremy Adelman, History, Princeton University
Carl Nightingale’s book "Segregation: A Global History of Divided Cities" (University of Chicago Press, 2012) is the co-winner of the 2012 Jerry Bentley Prize in World History from the World History Association and the American Historical Association. The book traces the spread of practices of racial segregation in cities from their most ancient roots through the rise of racial segregation as a global phenomenon in the years from 1700 to the present. It ties together primary research on cities in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas with an extensive synthetic reading of the history of urban politics worldwide.