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Women in Politics in the American City

Mirya R. Holman

How and why gender matters in framing and determining urban policy and politics

210 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 20 tables, 27 figures


Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood

Brooklyn's Sunset Park

Tarry Hum

How immigrants are reinventing Sunset Park, forming new multi-racial alliances, and reshaping its community

300 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 tables, 7 halftones, 1 maps


Pushing Back the Gates

Neighborhood Perspectives on University-Driven Revitalization in West Philadelphia

Harley F. Etienne

A critical study of university-driven development from the neighborhood resident's perspective

192 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Second Cities

Globalization and Local Politics in Manchester and Philadelphia

Jerome I. Hodos

How Philadelphia and Manchester have successfully grappled with globalization, carving out a series of distinctive niche roles for themselves over time

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 3 figures, 13 halftones, 5 maps


Social Justice in Diverse Suburbs

History, Politics, and Prospects

Edited by Christopher Niedt

How the suburbs can give rise to campaigns for progressive change

276 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables, 12 figures, 30 halftones


"Building Like Moses with Jacobs in Mind"

Contemporary Planning in New York City

Scott Larson

How Bloomberg's urban development relies on a blending of Moses and Jacobs

198 pages | 6 x 9


Local Protest, Global Movements

Capital, Community, and State in San Francisco

Karl Beitel

How San Francisco's housing protest movements help us understand global mobilization

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 figures, 1 map


Citizenship and Governance in a Changing City

Somerville, MA

Susan Ostrander

How community influences contribute to civic and political engagement in a city undergoing rapid change

190 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figures, 5 maps


Claiming the Oriental Gateway

Prewar Seattle and Japanese America

Shelley Sang-Hee Lee

How the interests of Seattle and Japanese Americans were linked in the processes of urban boosterism before World War II

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 halftones


Church and State in the City

Catholics and Politics in Twentieth-Century San Francisco

William Issel

How Catholic religious activism shaped the language and outcome of San Francisco's debates about over the common good and the public interest.

336 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones


Fire on the Prairie

Harold Washington, Chicago Politics, and the Roots of the Obama Presidency
Revised Edition

Gary Rivlin and Clarence Page

A revised edition of the classic story of race and power, set in Chicago during the 1980s, when this most political of cities elected its first black mayor

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 halftones


Once the American Dream

Inner-Ring Suburbs of the Metropolitan United States

Bernadette Hanlon

A comprehensive national study of inner-ring suburbs in the U.S.

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 32 tables, 11 figures, 13 maps


The Public and its Possibilities

Triumphs and Tragedies in the American City

John Fairfield

Throughout U.S. history, our unrealized civic aspirations provide the essential counterpoint to an excessive focus on private interests

368 pages | 6 x 9


Saving San Francisco

Relief and Recovery after the 1906 Disaster

Andrea Rees Davies

How the relief and rebuiliding efforts after the 1906 disaster reproduced the class and racial divisions of pre-quake San Francisco

232 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 21 halftones, 8 maps


Baltimore '68

Riots and Rebirth in an American City

Edited by Jessica Elfenbein, Thomas Hollowak, and Elizabeth Nix

The first comprehensive study of one city, Baltimore, forty years after the unrest that swept across some 120 U.S. cities

294 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 halftones, 1 map