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Running the Rails
Capital and Labor in the Philadelphia Transit Industry
James Wolfinger
In Running the Rails, James Wolfinger uses the history of Philadelphia's sprawling public transportation system to explore how labor relations shifted from the 1880s to the...



The Soul of Pleasure
Sentiment and Sensation in Nineteenth-Century American Mass Entertainment
David Monod
Show business is today so essential to American culture it's hard to imagine a time when it was marginal. But as David Monod demonstrates, the appetite for amusements outside the home developed slowly over the course of the nineteenth century. The Soul of Pleasure offers a new interpretation of how the taste for entertainment was...



Unfinished Utopia
Nowa Huta, Stalinism, and Polish Society, 1949–56
Katherine Lebow, Katherine A. Lebow
A social and cultural history of Nowa Huta, adjacent to the historic city of Krakow and dubbed Poland's "first socialist city" by Communist propaganda of the...



Constructive Feminism
Women's Spaces and Women's Rights in the American City
Daphne Spain
In Constructive Feminism, Daphne Spain examines the deliberate and unintended spatial consequences of feminism's second wave, a social movement dedicated to reconfiguring power relations between women and...



Blue Helmets and Black Markets
The Business of Survival in the Siege of Sarajevo
Peter Andreas
A major contribution to our understanding of contemporary urban warfare, war economies, and the political repercussions of humanitarian...



Making Immigrant Rights Real
Nonprofits and the Politics of Integration in San Francisco
Els de de Graauw
In Making Immigrant Rights Real, Els de Graauw examines how immigrant-serving nonprofits can make impressive policy...



Unsettled Americans
Metropolitan Context and Civic Leadership for Immigrant Integration
The politics of immigration have heated up in recent years as Congress has failed to adopt comprehensive immigration reform, the President has proposed executive actions, and state and local governments have responded unevenly and ambivalently to burgeoning immigrant communities in the context of a severe economic downturn. Moreover we have...



Paper Cities
Urban Portraits in Photographic Books
Ranging from early photography to contemporary works, Paper Cities gathers thought-provoking case studies from several international contexts that illuminate the debate on cities, photographs, and books.



Reforming New Orleans
The Contentious Politics of Change in the Big Easy
Peter F. Burns, Matthew O. Thomas
In Reforming New Orleans, Peter F. Burns and Matthew O. Thomas chart the city's recovery and assess how successfully officials at the local, state, and federal levels transformed the Big Easy in the wake of Hurricane...



Stories of House and Home
Soviet Apartment Life during the Khrushchev Years
Christine Varga-Harris
Stories of House and Home is a social and cultural history of the massive construction campaign that Khrushchev instituted in 1957 to resolve the housing crisis in the Soviet Union and to provide each family its own...



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