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



Making Good Neighbors
Civil Rights, Liberalism, and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia
Abigail Perkiss
Abigail Perkiss tells the remarkable story of West Mount Airy, drawing on archival research and her oral history interviews with residents of this purposefully integrated Philadelphia...



New Labor in New York
Precarious Workers and the Future of the Labor Movement
This volume comprises thirteen fine-grained case studies of recent campaigns by worker centers and unions to organize the new "precariat" class of workers and to address the crisis facing the labor movement, each of which is based on original research and participant...



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...



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...



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