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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...



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
Empire of Water explores the history of New York City's water system from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century, focusing on the geographical, environmental, and political repercussions of the city's search for more...



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.



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.



The Contagious City
The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia
Simon Finger
The Contagious City details how early Americans struggled to preserve their collective health against both the strange new perils of the colonial environment and the familiar dangers of the traditional city, through a period of profound transformation.



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