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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...



Activists in City Hall
The Progressive Response to the Reagan Era in Boston and Chicago
Pierre Clavel
In 1983, Boston and Chicago elected progressive mayors with deep roots among community activists. Taking office as the Reagan administration was withdrawing federal aid from local governments, Boston's Raymond Flynn and Chicago's Harold Washington...



Black Power at Work
Community Control, Affirmative Action, and the Construction Industry
Black Power at Work chronicles the history of direct action campaigns to open up the construction industry to black workers in the 1960s and 1970s, with case studies of Brooklyn, Newark, the Bay Area, Detroit, Chicago, and Seattle.



The Just City
Susan S. Fainstein
Susan Fainstein's concept of the "just city" encourages planners and policymakers to embrace a different approach to urban development, combining progressive city planners' earlier focus on equity and material well-being with considerations of diversity.



City of Strangers
Gulf Migration and the Indian Community in Bahrain
Andrew M. Gardner
In City of Strangers, Andrew M. Gardner explores the everyday experiences of workers from India who have migrated to the Bahrain and the sponsorship system, the kafala, under which they labor and upon which they depend for continued employment.



In Search of Paradise
Middle-Class Living in a Chinese Metropolis
Li Zhang
"An engaging ethnography of the very different ways in which individuals, families, and social strata in China are affected by the experience of homeownership."—Luigi Tomba, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific



Habits of the Heartland
Small-Town Life in Modern America
Lyn C. Macgregor
So, how do Americans in a small town make community today? This book argues that there is more than one answer, and that despite the continued importance of small-town stuff traditionally associated with face-to-face communities, it makes no sense to...



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