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Urban Studies



link to catalog page ADDAMS, My Friend, Julia Lathrop Author: Jane Addams
Pub Date: February 2004

The biography of one Jane Addams' best friends, written after Julia Lathrop’s death   learn more...

link to catalog page GANZ, Pots of Promise

Pots of Promise

Mexicans and Pottery at Hull-House, 1920-40

Author: Edited by Cheryl R. Ganz and Margaret Strobel
Pub Date: May 2004

Presenting the Mexican artisans of Hull House and the history of its kilns and pottery   learn more...

link to catalog page SHOCKLEY,

"We, Too, Are Americans"

African American Women in Detroit and Richmond, 1940-54

Author: Megan Taylor Shockley
Pub Date: November 2004

The story of how African American women used their wartime contributions on the home front to push for increased rights to equal employment,welfare benefits, worker equity and desegration of volunteer associations during WWII. The crucible for the civil rights movement.   learn more...

link to catalog page DASH, When Children Want Children

When Children Want Children

The Urban Crisis of Teenage Childbearing

Author: Leon Dash
Pub Date: March 2003

When Washington Post reporter Leon Dash set out to investigate the ever-lowering age of teenage parents, what he discovered shocked him: these pregnancies were almost always intentional.   learn more...

link to catalog page CHA-JUA, America's First Black Town

America's First Black Town

Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-1915

Author: Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua
Pub Date: 2002

The courageous story of the first all-Black free town in the United States   learn more...

link to catalog page KEATING, Building Chicago

Building Chicago

Suburban Developers and the Creation of a Divided Metropolis

Author: Ann Durkin Keating
Pub Date: April 2002

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link to catalog page BOWEN, Growing Up with a City Author: Louise de Koven Bowen
Pub Date: December 2002

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link to catalog page GORDON, Heroes of Their Own Lives

Heroes of Their Own Lives

The Politics and History of Family Violence--Boston, 1880-1960

Author: Linda Gordon
Pub Date: April 2002

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link to catalog page MERCIER, Anaconda

Anaconda

Labor, Community, and Culture in Montana's Smelter City

Author: Laurie Mercier
Pub Date: September 2001

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link to catalog page WEINBERG, The Muckrakers Author: Edited by Arthur Weinberg and Lila Weinberg
Pub Date: May 2001

A challenging call to arms for today’s writers to have the courage of the muckrakers and expose abuse of power wherever they find it   learn more...

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