Fall 2020

Are We the 99%?

The Occupy Movement, Feminism, and Intersectionality

Heather McKee Hurwitz

Intersectionality lessons for contemporary “big-tent” organizing

208 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 tables


Becoming Entitled

Relief, Unemployment, and Reform during the Great Depression

Abigail Trollinger

Chronicles Americans’ shift in thinking about government social insurance programs during the Great Depression

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 table, 4 halftones


The Defender

The Battle to Protect the Rights of the Accused in Philadelphia

Edward W. Madeira Jr. and Michael D. Schaffer

A vibrant history of the Defender Association of Philadelphia—dubbed “the best lawyers money can’t buy”

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones


Do Right by Me

Learning to Raise Black Children in White Spaces

Valerie I. Harrison and Kathryn Peach D'Angelo

192 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 color illustrations


From Collective Bargaining to Collective Begging

How Public Employees Win and Lose the Right to Bargain

Dominic D. Wells

Analyzes the expansion and restriction of collective bargaining rights for public employees

198 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 22 tables, 1 figure, 9 maps


Giving Back

Filipino America and the Politics of Diaspora Giving

L. Joyce Zapanta Mariano

Explores transnational giving practices as political projects that shape the Filipino diaspora

200 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Graphic Migrations

Precarity and Gender in India and the Diaspora

Kavita Daiya

Examines “what remains” in migration stories surrounding the 1947 Partition of India

246 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 halftones


The Health of the Commonwealth

A Brief History of Medicine, Public Health, and Disease in Pennsylvania

James E. Higgins

138 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones


Immigrant Crossroads

Globalization, Incorporation, and Placemaking in Queens, New York

Edited by Tarry Hum, Ron Hayduk, Francois Pierre-Louis Jr., and Michael Alan Krasner

Highlights immigrant engagement in urban development, policy, and social movements

392 pages | 6 x 9 | 25 tables, 10 figures, 8 halftones, 4 maps


Implementing City Sustainability

Overcoming Administrative Silos to Achieve Functional Collective Action

Rachel M. Krause and Christopher V. Hawkins

How cities organize to design and implement sustainability

282 pages | 6 x 9 | 28 tables, 24 figures, 3 maps


The Misunderstood History of Gentrification

People, Planning, Preservation, and Urban Renewal, 1915-2020

Dennis E. Gale

Reframing our understanding of the roles of gentrification and urban renewal in the revitalization of American cities

254 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 16 halftones, 3 maps


Modern Mobility Aloft

Elevated Highways, Architecture, and Urban Change in Pre-Interstate America

Amy D. Finstein

How American cities used elevated highways as major architectural statements about local growth and modernization before 1956

304 pages | 7 x 10 | 103 halftones, 12 maps



How States Push Mothers Out of Employment

Leah Ruppanner

Challenging preconceived notions of the states that support working mothers

186 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 tables, 4 figures, 36 maps


Philadelphia Battlefields

Disruptive Campaigns and Upset Elections in a Changing City

John Kromer

How upstart political candidates achieved spectacular successes over Philadelphia’s entrenched political establishment

340 pages | 6 x 9 | 35 tables, 12 halftones, 23 maps


Prisoner of Wars

A Hmong Fighter Pilot's Story of Escaping Death and Confronting Life

Chia Youyee Vang

The life of Pao Yang, whose experiences defy conventional accounts of the Vietnam War

168 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 22 halftones