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"Brown" in Baltimore
School Desegregation and the Limits of Liberalism
Howell S. Baum
In the first book to present the history of Baltimore school desegregation, Howell S. Baum shows how good intentions got stuck on what Gunnar Myrdal called the "American Dilemma." Immediately after the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, the...



Urban America Reconsidered
Alternatives for Governance and Policy
David Imbroscio
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina laid bare the tragedy of American cities. What the storm revealed about the social conditions in New Orleans shocked many Americans. Even more shocking is how widespread these conditions are throughout much of urban...



Working for Justice
The L.A. Model of Organizing and Advocacy
Working for Justice features eleven case studies of recent low-wage worker organizing campaigns in Los Angeles, making the case for a distinctive "L.A. Model" of union and worker center organizing.



From Ruins to Reconstruction
Urban Identity in Soviet Sevastopol after World War II
Karl D. Qualls
Based on extensive research in archives in both Moscow and Sevastopol, architectural plans and drawings, interviews, and his own extensive experience in Sevastopol, Qualls tells a unique story in which the periphery "bests" the Stalinist...



Needed by Nobody
Homelessness and Humanness in Post-Socialist Russia
Tova Höjdestrand
This book offers a nuanced portrait of homelessness in St. Petersburg. Based on ethnographic work at railway stations, soup kitchens, and other places where the homeless gather, it describes the material and mental world of this marginalized population.



Bringing Outsiders In
Transatlantic Perspectives on Immigrant Political Incorporation
Leading social scientists present individual cases and work toward a comparative synthesis of how immigrants affect—and are affected by—civic life on both sides of the Atlantic.



Streetwise for Book Smarts
Grassroots Organizing and Education Reform in the Bronx
Celina Su
In Streetwise for Book Smarts, Celina Su examines the efforts of parents and students who sought to improve the quality of education in their local schools by working with grassroots organizations and taking matters into their own hands.



Foreclosed
High-Risk Lending, Deregulation, and the Undermining of America's Mortgage Market
Dan Immergluck, Daniel Immergluck
Foreclosed explains the rise of high-risk lending in the 1990s and early 200s and why these newer types of loans—and their associated regulatory infrastructure—failed in substantial ways, leading to the economic collapse of...



This Could Be the Start of Something Big
How Social Movements for Regional Equity Are Reshaping Metropolitan America
Manuel Pastor, Chris Benner, Martha Matsuoka
The authors show how momentum is building as new policies addressing regional infrastructure, housing, and workforce development bring together business and community groups who share a common desire to see their city and region...



City Bound
How States Stifle Urban Innovation
Gerald E. Frug, David J. Barron
Many major American cities are defying the conventional wisdom that suburbs are the communities of the future. But as these urban centers prosper, they increasingly confront significant constraints. In City Bound, Gerald E. Frug and David J. Barron...



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