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Paige Glotzer




Twitter: @apaigeoutofhist


Paige Glotzer researches the history of housing segregation in the nineteenth and twentieth century. She brings together discussions of political economy, cultural history, and the spatial construction of difference.

Her first book, entitled Building Suburban Power: The Business of Exclusionary Housing Markets, 1890-1960 is currently under contract with Columbia University Press for its Columbia Studies in U.S. Capitalism series. It charts how suburban developers, including Baltimore's Roland Park Company, ushered in modern housing segregation with the help of transnational financiers, real estate institutions, and public policymakers. The effects of their efforts continue to be felt today. Portions of her research have been published in the Journal of Urban History and Public Seminar.

Paige is also interested in the connections between the rise of Jim Crow and colonialism and slavery worldwide. She recently completed a digital project that maps the British investors who financed one of the first segregated suburbs in the US.

Paige received her Ph.D. in History from Johns Hopkins University. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the K. Austin Kerr Prize for Best First Paper Presented at the Business History Conference and Maryland Historical Society's Lord Baltimore Fellowship. Her scholarship has also been profiled by The American Historical Association and The Baltimore Sun. In addition to conducting research, she has been invited to give talks, tours, and lectures on cities. Classes taught include a seminar on the history of the American Dream and the social and architectural history of Baltimore.


List of Publications:

Building Suburban Power: The Business of Exclusionary Housing Markets, 1890-1960. New York: Columbia University Press. (Under contract)

"Review of Henry Ford's Plan for the American Suburb: Dearborn and Detroit." Enterprise and Society. (Accepted)

"Real Estate and the City: Considering the History of Capitalism and Urban History." The Journal of Urban History, vol. 42 no. 2, 2016 pp 438-445.

"Exclusion in Arcadia: How Suburban Developers Circulated Ideas about Discrimination, 1890- 1950." The Journal of Urban History, vol. 41 no. 3, 2015 pp 479-494.

"Who Bankrolled Jim Crow?" Public Seminar, Sept. 22, 2015.

"Planning and the Roland Park Company: The Critical Role of the Olmsteds," The Olmstedian vol. 20 no. 2, 2015.

"Review of Racial democracy and the black metropolis: housing policy in postwar Chicago." Planning Perspectives, vol. 28, no. 2, 2013 pp 339-340.