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Music and the City
Musical Cultures and Urban Societies in the Southern Netherlands and Beyond, c.1650–1800
This book contributes to a more effective understanding of music in late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century urban societies in the southern Netherlands and beyond.



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.



Unfinished Utopia
Nowa Huta, Stalinism, and Polish Society, 1949–56
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...



Kith, Kin, and Neighbors
Communities and Confessions in Seventeenth-Century Wilno
David Frick
Perhaps the most complete reconstruction ever written of life in an early modern European city, this book sets a new standard for urban history and for work on the religious and communal life of Eastern Europe.



Food Co-ops in America
Communities, Consumption, and Economic Democracy
Anne Meis Knupfer
This book examines the economic and democratic ideals of food cooperatives, showing what the histories of food co-ops tells us about our rights as consumers, how we can practice democracy and community, and how we might do business differently.



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.



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...



A Stripe of Tammany's Tiger
Louis Eisenstein, Elliot Rosenberg
This fascinating book chronicles the evolution—or rather devolution—of New York City politics through through the first seven decades of the twentieth century.



The Specter of "the People"
Urban Poverty in Northeast China
Mun Young Cho
Cho analyzes the different experiences of poverty among laid-off urban workers and recent migrants, two groups that share a common economic duress in China's Rustbelt cities but who rarely unite as one class owed protection by the state.



New Deal Ruins
Race, Economic Justice, and Public Housing Policy
Edward G. Goetz
A critical analysis of the nationwide effort to dismantle public housing by focusing on the impact of policy changes in three cities: Atlanta, Chicago, and New Orleans.



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