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Urban Studies



link to catalog page, The Pekin

The Pekin

The Rise and Fall of Chicago’s First Black-Owned Theater

Author: Thomas Bauman
Pub Date: May 2014

A portrait of an African American cultural institution in the early twentieth century   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Rise of the Chicago Police Department

The Rise of the Chicago Police Department

Class and Conflict, 1850-1894

Author: Sam Mitrani
Pub Date: January 2014

Class turmoil, labor, and law and order in Chicago   learn more...

link to catalog page, When Tenants Claimed the City

When Tenants Claimed the City

The Struggle for Citizenship in New York City Housing

Author: Roberta Gold
Pub Date: April 2014

The fight for tenant community rights in defiance of the new suburban American Dream   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chicago River Bridges Author: Patrick T. McBriarty
Pub Date: October 2013

A photographic guidebook to Chicago's amazing moveable bridges   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934 Author: Thomas Leslie
Pub Date: June 2013

A detailed tour, inside and out, of Chicago's distinctive towers from an earlier age   learn more...

link to catalog page, Citizens in the Present

Citizens in the Present

Youth Civic Engagement in the Americas

Author: Maria de los Angeles Torres, Irene Rizzini, and Norma Del Río
Pub Date: August 2013

A transnational study of active and engaged urban youth   learn more...

link to catalog page, Organized Crime in Chicago

Organized Crime in Chicago

Beyond the Mafia

Author: Robert M. Lombardo
Pub Date: January 2013

Explaining Chicago's mix of crime, corruption, and politics   learn more...

link to catalog page, Harlem vs. Columbia University

Harlem vs. Columbia University

Black Student Power in the Late 1960s

Author: Stefan M. Bradley
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: August 2012

A vigorous study of the black activism and civil disobedience that rocked the Ivy League in the 1960s   learn more...

link to catalog page, Media Capital

Media Capital

Architecture and Communications in New York City

Author: Aurora Wallace
Pub Date: November 2012

The buildings and spaces of New York City's mass media landscape   learn more...

link to catalog page, Becoming the Second City

Becoming the Second City

Chicago's Mass News Media, 1833-1898

Author: Richard Junger
Pub Date: January 2010

A colorful history of Chicago journalism in the nineteenth century   learn more...

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