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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...



Housing the New Russia
Jane R. Zavisca
Jane R. Zavisca examines Russia's attempts to transition from a socialist vision of housing, in which the government promised a separate, state-owned apartment for every family, to a market-based and mortgage-dependent model of home ownership.



Living with History, 1914–1964
Rebuilding Europe after the First and Second World Wars and the Role of Heritage Preservation



Urban Flow
Bike Messengers and the City
Jeffrey L. Kidder
In Urban Flow, Jeffrey L. Kidder introduces readers to the fascinating subculture of bike messengers, exploring its appeal as well as its uncertainties and...



The Socialist Car
Automobility in the Eastern Bloc
In The Socialist Car, eleven scholars from Europe and North America explore in vivid detail the interface between the motorcar and the state socialist countries of Eastern Europe, including the USSR.



White Flight/Black Flight
The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood
Rachael A. Woldoff
Life of a working-class neighborhood in the aftermath of white flight.



Sarajevo, 1941–1945
Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Hitler's Europe
Emily Greble
This history of Sarajevo and its diverse population under Nazi rule.



Vico and Naples
The Urban Origins of Modern Social Theory
Barbara Ann Naddeo
An intellectual portrait of the Neapolitan philosopher as a figure deeply engaged in the political life of his city.



The Triangle Fire
Leon Stein
March 25, 2011, marks the centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, in which 146 garment workers lost their lives. This centennial edition includes a new foreword, and a list of all the victims' names and addresses at the time of their deaths.



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