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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.



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 dangers.



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.



Reforming Urban Labor
Routes to the City, Roots in the Country
Janet L. Polasky
Reforming Urban Labor is a history of the nineteenth-century social reforms designed by middle-class progressives to domesticate the labor force, comparing the experiences of London and Brussels.



Locating Migration
Rescaling Cities and Migrants
This books examines the relationship between migrants and cities in a time of massive urban restructuring, finding that locality matters in migration research and migrants matter in the reconfiguration of contemporary cities.



Rochdale Village
Robert Moses, 6,000 Families, and New York City's Great Experiment in Integrated Housing
Peter Eisenstadt
The history of Rochdale Village in Queens, New York, once the world's largest housing coop, from its planning, to the civil rights demonstrations at its construction site in 1963, through the late 1970s, ending with a look at life in Rochdale today.



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 Era.



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