TOC: Journal of Urban History 45:3 (May 2019)

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The Journal of Urban History is pleased to announce the table of contents for the May 2019 issue.


Journal of Urban History

Volume 45, Number 3/May 2019




A Right to Housing in the Suburbs: James v. Valtierra and the Campaign Against Economic Discrimination


Aaron Cavin 


The Landscape of Early Automobile Registration and Licensing Laws


Ellen Hostetter


Branch School Buildings in the St. Louis Public Schools District: Tools to Support the Segregative Neighborhood School Policy of the St. Louis Board of Education


Claude Weathersby


Pre-Colonial Origins of Urban Spaces in the West African Sahel


           Monika Baumanova  


A Hotel of Her Own: Building by and for the New Woman, 1900-1930


Nikki Mandell 


Guadalupe, Spain: The Organic Growth of the Monastery and the Morphology of a Medieval Village


Jose-Carlos Salcedo


John Lindsay, the Association for a Better New York, and the Privatization of New York City, 1969-1973


            Joe Merton


Community Prejudice Is Also to Blame: Significant Causes and Effects of Residential Segregation in St. Louis


            Tesa Rigel Hines





Review Essays


What is the Urban Landscape and What Role in Urban History?

            Thaisa Way

Richard Longstreth (2015). Looking beyond the Icons: Midcentury Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 271 + x pp., illustrations, notes, index, $65.00 cloth.


E.C. Relph (2016). The Modern Urban Landscape: 1880 to the Present. Baltimore:

Johns Hopkins University Press, 279 + xviii pp., illustrations, bibliography, index, $28.00 paper. (republished from 1984)


The Future of Preserving the Past: Defining Value (and Values) of Historic Preservation

Richard Anderson

Richard Longstreth ed. (2014). Frank Lloyd Wright: Preservation, Design, and Adding to Iconic Buildings. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 289 + xii pp., illustrations, notes, index, $50.00 cloth.


Max Page (2016). Why Preservation Matters. New Haven: Yale University Press, 207 + xi pp., illustrations, index, $25.00 cloth.


Living in the City: Urban Politics, Community Activism, and Black Power


            Charissa Threat  


Stefan M. Bradley (2009). Harlem vs. Columbia University: Black Student Power in the Late 1960s.  Urbana:  University of Illinois Press, pp. ix, 249, photographs, notes, bibliography, index, $40.00 cloth.


David Goldberg and Trevor Griffey, eds. (2010). Black Power at Work: Community Control, Affirmative Action, and the Construction Industry.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, pp. x, 265, notes, index, $42.50 cloth, $16.50 paper. 


Leonard N. Moore (2010). Black Rage in New Orleans.  Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, pp. xiv, 302, tables, photographs, notes, bibliography, index, $35.00 cloth.


Donna Jean Murch (2010).  Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, CA.  Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, pp. xiv, 312, illustrations, photographs, notes, bibliography, index, $60.00 cloth, $22.95 paper. 


Joe Trotter and Jared Day (2010). Race and Renaissance: African Americans in Pittsburgh since World War II. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, pp. xxi, 328, maps, photographs, appendix, notes, bibliography, index, $29.95 cloth. 




Urban Reflections of National Life


            Angela Zombek  


John B. Jentz and Richard Schneirov (2012). Chicago in the Age of Capital: Class, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, pp. xii, 310, charts, tables, notes, index, $55.00 cloth.


Andrew L. Slap and Frank Towers eds. (2015). Confederate Cities: The Urban South During the Civil War Era. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 302 + xiii pp., notes, index, $30.00 paper, $90.00 cloth.


Politicizing Youth: Police, Politics, and Gangs in the late-Twentieth-Century City


            Max Felker-Kantor


John M. Hagedorn (2015). The In$ane Chicago Way: The Daring Plan by Chicago Gangs to Create a Spanish Mafia. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 296 + xii pp., illustrations, notes, appendices, index, $27.50 cloth.

Geoff Harkness (2014). Chicago Hustle and Flow: Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Pres244 + xvii pp., notes, bibliography, index, $27.50 paper.

Jennifer M. Hazen and Dennis Rodgers, eds. (2014). Global Gangs: Street Violence across the World. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 300 + vii pp., illustrations, notes, index, $27.50 paper.

Darrel Wanzer-Serrano (2015). The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, illustrations, notes, index, $29.95 paper.


The Future of Cities:  The End of Marxism and the Promise of Green Urbanism

            John Gilderbloom

William W. Goldsmith (2016). Saving our Cities: A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press $29.95 cloth.


Matt Hearn (2016). What a City Is For:  Remaking the Politics of Displacement. Cambridge. MA: The MIT Press, 254 + xi pp., illustrations, notes, index, $27.95 cloth.

Eugene McCann & Kevin Ward, eds. (2011). Mobile Urbanism: Cities and Policy Making in the Global Age.  Minnesota Press, pp. xxxv, 213, notes, index, tables, $25.00 paper.


Duncan McLaren & Julian Agyeman (2015). Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.


Michael Pagano, ed. (2016). Remaking the Urban Social Contract: Health, Energy, and the Environment. Chicago: University of Illinois Press.



Revisiting Progressive Era Lessons For Understanding Today


            Andrew Theising


Daniel Amsterdam (2016).  Roaring Metropolis:  Businessmen’s Campaign for a Civic Welfare State.  Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 230 pp., illustrations, epilogue, notes, index, $45 (cloth).


James J. Connolly (2010).  An Elusive Unity:  Urban Democracy and Machine Politics in Industrializing America.  Ithaca:  Cornell University Press, xiv + 264 pp., illustrations, epilogue, notes, bibliography, index, $39.95 (cloth).


Mordecai Lee (2008).  Bureaus of Efficiency:  Reforming Local Government in the Progressive Era.  Milwaukee:  Marquette University Press, 292 pp., tables, appendices, bibliography, index, NP (paper).


Daniel O. Prosterman (2013).  Defining Democracy:  Electoral Reform and the Struggle for Power in New York City.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 276 pp., illustrations, epilogue, notes, bibliography, index, $49.95 (cloth).