Little White Houses: Race, Space, and the Ordinary Postwar Home

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) past-president Dianne Harris will discuss her Graham-funded book, Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America (University of Minnesota Press, 2012), during a free lecture at the Graham Foundation on Thursday, October 17, at 6 p.m. In this lecture, Harris will examine textual and visual representations, as well as postwar houses and material culture to uncover the production of an extraordinarily powerful iconographic and cultural field that repeatedly equated ordinary, single-family houses with middle-class and white identities to the exclusion of others, creating an invidious cultural iconography that continues to resonate today. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Presented by SAH in partnership with the Graham Foundation.


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Thursday, October 17, 2013
    06:00 pm

  • Where: 

    Graham Foundation
    4 West Burton Place
    Chicago, Illinois

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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