TOC: Journal of Urban History November 2021 (vol. 47:6)

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Journal of Urban History

Volume 47, Number 6 / November 2021      


Who Owns The Lunger Building? Disease, Property, and the Limits of Accountability in Tenement Reform in St. Louis, 1832-1917

Taylor Hadley Desloge

What Were World's Fairs For? Catalysts for Trade-Based Urban Development in the Second Industrial Revolution

Miriam Levin

Upscaling, Obduracy, and Underground Parking in Maastricht (1965-Present): Is There a Way Out?

Jelena Stanković, Marc Dijk, Anique Hommels

Hanse Cultural Geography and Communal Identity in Late-Medieval City Views of Lübeck

Laura Tillery

The Industrious, the Laboring, and the Sunken: Berlin’s Mietskaserne and the Housing Question

Isabel Rousset

The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Racial Basis for Interstate Highways and Urban Renewal

Rebecca Retzlaff

Ruth Harris: A Reticent Disrupter in St. Louis Public Schools’ Stowe Teachers College during Jim Crow Era

Vanessa Garry

Review Essays

 Navigating Metaphors, Governing Analogies: Ideas and Institutions in Urban Political History

Daniel London

Richardson Dilworth and Timothy P.R. Weaver, eds. (2020). How Ideas Shape Urban Political Development. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 32 pages + xiii pp, illustrations, notes, index, $65.00 cloth.

Guy Ortolano (2019). Thatcher’s Progress: From Social Democracy to Market Liberalism through an English New Town. New York: Cambridge University Press. 301 + xvi pp, illustrations, notes, maps, bibliography, index, $39.99 cloth.

The End of Urban Crisis? Decentering the Crisis Paradigm in Post-World War II US Urban Historiography

Ryan Donovan Purcell

Robert A. Beauregard (2018). Cities in the Urban Age: A Dissent. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, pp. xv, 171, notes, index, $30.00 paper.

Kim Phillips-Fein (2017). Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics. New York: Metropolitan Books, pp. 417, notes, index, $9.99 ebook.

Brian Tocherman (2017). The Dying City: Postwar New York and the Ideology of Fear. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 277 + xiii pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $29.95 paper.

Looking for a “True Metropolis”

Paul Steege

 Parker Daly Everett (2019). Urban Transformations: From Liberalism to Corporatism in Greater Berlin, 1871-1933. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 388 pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $85 (cloth).

Miriam Paeslack (2019). Constructing Urban Berlin: Photography and the Metropolis. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 216 pp., illustrations, notes, index, $30.00 (paper), $120.00 (cloth).

Joseph Ben Prestel (2017). Emotional Cities: Debates on Urban Change in Berlin and Cairo, 1860-1910. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 242 pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $93 (cloth).

Sporting Los Angeles: How the Olympics and Other Games Created America’s Most Glamorous City

Travis Vogan

Barry Siegel (2019). Dreamers and Schemers: How an Improbable Bid for the 1932 Olympics Transformed Los Angeles from Dusty Outpost to Global Metropolis. Oakland: University of California Press. 272 + xiii pp, illustrations, bibliography, index, $29.99 cloth, $24.99 paper.

Wayne Wilson and David K. Wiggins, eds. (2018). LA Sports: Play, Games, and Community in the City of Angels. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press. 362 + x pp., illustrations, bibliography, index. $26.96 paper.

Reshaping New York’s Landscape

Stephen Petrus

Jeffrey S. Gurock (2019).  Parkchester: A Bronx Tale of Race and Ethnicity.  New York:  New York University Press, xi + 308 pp., illustrations, notes, index, $30 cloth.

Joanna Merwood-Salisbury (2019). Design for the Crowd:  Patriotism and Protest in Union Square.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, xii + 296 pp., illustrations, notes, index, $35 cloth.

Lawrence R. Samuel (2019).  Tudor City: Manhattan’s Historic Residential Enclave.  Charleston:  The History Press, 190 pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, $21.99 paper.


Loan Sharks, Mortgage Bankers, and Bond Financiers: New Perspectives on Banking in American Cities

Destin Jenkins

Alice Echols (2017). Shortfall: Family Secrets, Financial Collapse, and a Hidden History of American Banking. New York: New Press, 352 pp., illustrations, notes, index, $26.95 cloth.

Steven H. Jaffe and Jessica Lautin (2014).  Capital of Capital: Money, Banking, and Power in New York City, 1784-2012.  New York: Columbia University Press, 297 pp., illustrations, index, $45.00 cloth.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (2019). Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, pp. ix, 262, notes, index, bibliography, illustrations, $30.00 cloth.

Rightwing Populism and the White Neighborhood

Michael Koncewicz

Jason Hackworth (2019). Manufacturing Decline: How Racism and the Conservative Movement Crush the American Rust Belt. New York: Columbia University Press, pp. xviii, 229, notes, bibliography, index, graphs, illustrations, $30.00 paper, $90.00 cloth.

Timothy J. Lombardo (2018). Blue-Collar Conservatism: Frank Rizzo’s Philadelphia and Populist Politics. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 248, Maps, illustrations, notes, index, $37.50, cloth.

Michelle Nickerson (2012). Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right. Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. xxvi, 231, illustrations, figures, notes, index, $35 cloth and ebook.


Diversity and Coexistence in the Premodern Towns of East Central Europe

Curtis Murphy

David Frick (2014). Kith, Kin and Neighbors: Communities and Confessions in Seventeenth-Century Wilno. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, xxiv+529 pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $81.00 (hardcover).

Kateřina Horníčková, ed. (2018). Faces of Community in Central European Towns: Images, Symbols, and Performances, 1400-1700. New York: Lexington Books, xviii+430 pp., illustrations, endnotes, bibliography, index, $130 (hardcover).

Jaroslav Miller (2016). Urban Societies in East-Central Europe, 1500-1700. New York: Routledge, xxiii+329 pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $62.95 (paperback). First published by Ashgate in 2008.

Kevin C. O’Connor (2019). The House of Hemp and Butter: A History of Old Riga. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, xv+325 pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $39.95 (hardcover).