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Crime and Law Enforcement in the Colony of New York, 1691–1776
Douglas Greenberg
This book examines the court system in colonial New York, the demography of criminal prosecution, the character and social position of accused criminals, the social forces that led to criminal behavior, crime rates, and the the court system.



Crossing Broadway
Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City
Robert W. Snyder
Robert W. Snyder tells how the story of New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood, from the the 1930s to the...



The Diary of a Shirtwaist Striker
Theresa Serber Malkiel
"It is splendid, finally, to have this novel back in print . . . . Nothing before or since has so successfully captured the political and emotional spirit of the women's strike of 1909."—Alice Kessler-Harris, Rutgers University



Dispersing the Ghetto
The Relocation of Jewish Immigrants across America
Jack Glazier
In the early twentieth century, the population of New York City's Lower East Side swelled with the arrival of vast numbers of eastern European Jewish immigrants. The teeming settlement, whose inhabitants faced poverty and frequent unemployment...



Divided Highways
Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life
Tom Lewis
An engaging history of the people and policies that profoundly transformed the American landscape—and the daily lives of Americans.



An Elusive Unity
Urban Democracy and Machine Politics in Industrializing America
James J. Connolly
Through novels, cartoons, memoirs, and journalistic accounts, James J. Connolly traces efforts to reconcile democracy and diversity in the industrializing cities of the United States from the antebellum period through the Progressive...



Empire of Water
An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply
David Soll
Supplying water to millions is not simply an engineering and logistical challenge. As David Soll shows in his finely observed history of the nation’s largest municipal water system, the task of providing water to New Yorkers transformed the natural and built environment of the city, its suburbs, and distant rural watersheds. Almost as soon as...



The Empire State Building
The Making of a Landmark
John Tauranac
A landmark book on one of the world’s most notable...



Engineering Philadelphia
The Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis
Domenic Vitiello
Asweeping account of enterprise and ingenuity, economic development and urban planning, and the rise and fall of Philadelphia as an industrial metropolis, focusing on the influential Sellers family.



Excavating Modernity
The Roman Past in Fascist Italy
Joshua Arthurs
Italian Fascism's appropriation of the Roman past—the idea of Rome, or romanità—remains an enduring facet of Mussolini's regime. Excavating Modernity offers a critical assessment of romanità and its individuals, institutions, and initiatives.



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