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Faith and Community

How Engagement Strengthens Members, Places of Worship, and Society

Rebecca A. Glazier

Forthcoming Spring 2024
Showing how community engagement can build stronger congregations and improve democracy

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 47 tables, 14 figures


Crossing Great Divides

City and Country in Environmental and Political Disorder

John D. Fairfield

Forthcoming Spring 2024
Forging a path forward toward modes of production and ways of life, less dependent on despoliation and manic consumption, that will be genuinely sustaining

316 pages | 6 x 9


Queering Rehoboth Beach

Beyond the Boardwalk

James T. Sears

Forthcoming Spring 2024
How a conservative southern Delaware beach town was transformed into a major East Coast summer queer resort

341 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 halftones


Building a Social Contract

Modern Workers’ Houses in Early Twentieth-Century Detroit

Michael McCulloch

Shows that power is negotiated through housing development, which spatializes race and class relations and is central to workers’ security

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 9 figures, 61 halftones


Digging in the City of Brotherly Love

Stories from Philadelphia Archaeology
Second Edition

Rebecca Yamin

New archaeological finds in Philadelphia and state-of-the-art analyses bring more of the city’s unknown past and its people to life

320 pages | 7 x 10 | 75 color photos, 2 tables, 10 figures, 91 halftones, 9 maps


The Many Geographies of Urban Renewal

New Perspectives on the Housing Act of 1949

Edited by Douglas R. Appler

Reveals crucial yet previously unexplored facets of the American federal urban renewal program

232 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 4 figures, 25 halftones


Political Black Girl Magic

The Elections and Governance of Black Female Mayors

Edited by Sharon D. Wright Austin

Examines the crucial role that Black women have carried out in the cities they govern

332 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 tables, 14 figures


Philadelphia, Corrupt and Consenting

A City’s Struggle against an Epithet

Brett H. Mandel

How corruption in Philadelphia harms the city, why it endures, and what can be done to move toward a better future

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables


Preserving the Vanishing City

Historic Preservation amid Urban Decline in Cleveland, Ohio

Stephanie Ryberg-Webster

Exploring historic preservation in Cleveland, Ohio during the 1970s and early 1980s, when the city’s urban decline escalated

266 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 4 figures, 19 halftones, 1 map


A Good Place to Do Business

The Politics of Downtown Renewal since 1945

Roger Biles and Mark H. Rose

How six industrial cities in the American Rust Belt reacted to deindustrialization in the years after World War II

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 halftones, 6 maps


Regional Governance and the Politics of Housing in the San Francisco Bay Area

Paul G. Lewis and Nicholas J. Marantz

A cautionary lesson about the dangers of fragmented local authority and the need for an empowered regional institution to address housing crises

116 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 2 figures, 4 maps


Understanding Crime and Place

A Methods Handbook

Edited by Elizabeth R. Groff and Cory P. Haberman

A hands-on introduction to the fundamental techniques and methods used for understanding geography of crime

442 pages | 7 x 10 | 35 color photos, 27 tables, 51 figures


Beauty and Brutality

Manila and Its Global Discontents

Edited by Martin F. Manalansan IV, Robert Diaz, and Rolando B. Tolentino

Diverse perspectives on Manila that suggest the city’s exhilarating sights and sounds broaden how Philippine histories are defined and understood

346 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 halftones, 1 map


Engaging Place, Engaging Practices

Urban History and Campus-Community Partnerships

Edited by Robin F. Bachin and Amy L. Howard

How public history can be a catalyst for stronger relationships between universities and their communities

218 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 19 color photos, 7 halftones, 2 maps


The Spires Still Point to Heaven

Cincinnati’s Religious Landscape, 1788–1873

Matthew Smith

How nineteenth-century Cincinnati tested the boundaries of nativism, toleration, and freedom

260 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 6 figures