Award Winning Books: 2022

AFSCME's Philadelphia Story

Municipal Workers and Urban Power in the Twentieth Century

Francis Ryan

Francis Ryan, recipient of the 2022 John C. Brennan Award for Labor Education from the Pennsylvania Labor History Society

A history of the largest union in the AFL-CIO and its growth in a major American city

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 figures, 30 halftones

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All Creatures Safe and Sound

The Social Landscape of Pets in Disasters

Sarah E. DeYoung and Ashley K. Farmer

2022 Distinguished Book Award from the Animals and Society Section of the American Sociological Association

Lessons from recent disasters on accounting for the safety of animals and humans alike

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 10 halftones

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Allies and Obstacles

Disability Activism and Parents of Children with Disabilities

Allison C. Carey, Pamela Block, and Richard K. Scotch

Outstanding Publication Award from the Disability & Society section of the American Sociological Association, 2022
Allison Carey, recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Career in the Sociology of Disability from the Disability and Society section of the American Sociological Association
Scholarly Achievement Award for a Book, North Central Sociological Association, 2021

Addresses the nature and history of activism by parents of people with disabilities, and its complex relationship to activism by disabled leaders

348 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables

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Archaeology at the Site of the Museum of the American Revolution

A Tale of Two Taverns and the Growth of Philadelphia

Rebecca Yamin

2022 James Deetz Book Prize, Society for Historical Archaeology

152 pages | 5 x 8 | 55 color photos, 2 figures, 8 halftones, 6 maps

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Good Reasons to Run

Women and Political Candidacy

Edited by Shauna L. Shames, Rachel I. Bernhard, Mirya R. Holman, and Dawn Langan Teele

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2020
Mirya Holman, recipient Erika Fairchild Award from the Southern Political Science Association's Women's Caucus, 2022

How and why women run for office

324 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 32 figures, 2 maps

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The Memoirs of Wendell W. Young III

A Life in Philadelphia Labor and Politics

Wendell W. Young III

Francis Ryan, recipient of the 2022 John C. Brennan Award for Labor Education from the Pennsylvania Labor History Society

A behind-the-scenes look at a legendary Philadelphia labor leader and how he shaped local and national politics in profound ways

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 28 halftones

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No More Invisible Man

Race and Gender in Men's Work

Adia Harvey Wingfield

Adia Harvey Wingfield, recipient of the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award, American Sociological Association, 2022
Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association's section on Race, Gender and Class, 2014
Richard A. Lester Prize from the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University, 2014

Making visible the experiences of black professional men in white male-dominated occupations

212 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 tables

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Public City/Public Sex

Homosexuality, Prostitution, and Urban Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Andrew Israel Ross

Honorable Mention for the Eugen Weber Book Award from the UCLA Department of History, 2022

How female prostitutes and men who sought sex with other men shaped the history and emergence of modern Paris in the nineteenth century

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 7 halftones, 2 maps

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