Urban Studies: Urban History

  • Architectures of Hurry—Mobilities, Cities and Modernity book cover

    Architectures of Hurry—Mobilities, Cities and Modernity

    Edited by Phillip Gordon Mackintosh, Richard Dennis, Deryck W. Holdsworth

    ‘Hurry’ is an intrinsic component of modernity. It exists not only in tandem with modern constructions of mobility, speed, rhythm, and time-space compression, but also with infrastructures, technologies, practices, and emotions associated with the experience of the ‘mobilizing modern’. ‘Hurry’ is…

    Hardback – 2018-04-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Historical Geography

  • Modernization, Urbanization and Development in Latin America, 1900s - 2000s book cover

    Modernization, Urbanization and Development in Latin America, 1900s - 2000s

    By Arturo Almandoz

    In this book Arturo Almandoz places the major episodes of Latin America’s twentieth and early twenty-first century urban history within the changing relationship between industrialization and urbanization, modernization and development. This relationship began in the early twentieth century, when…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Dacca: A Study in Urban History and Development book cover

    Dacca

    A Study in Urban History and Development

    By Sharif Uddin Ahmed

    Originally published in 1986, this work discusses the development in Dacca of western-style municipal organization and its financial and practical problems and also explores the economic transition of the city after 1840. It is one of the few urban studies which carries through from the ‘old order’…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

  • "Trading Peasants" and Urbanization in Eighteenth-Century Russia

    The Central Industrial Region

    By Daniel Morrison

    Originally published in 1987, this book is based on research concerned primarily with the Central Industrial Region. It uses archival and published sources, focusing on a category of immigrants which is comparatively well documented in official records - those who enlisted formally in the urban…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

  • Patterns of European Urbanisation Since 1500 book cover

    Patterns of European Urbanisation Since 1500

    Edited by Henk Schmal

    Originally published in 1981, Patterns of European Urbanisation Since 1500 examines urbanisation in Europe since 1500, paying particular attention to the underlying factors which govern the differentiated process of urbanisation. The book goes on to formulate some of the ways in which these factors…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

  • Black Boston: African American Life and Culture in Urban America, 1750-1860 book cover

    Black Boston

    African American Life and Culture in Urban America, 1750-1860

    By George A. Levesque

    Between the Revolution and the Civil War, non-slave black Americans existed in the no-man’s land between slavery and freedom. The two generations defined by these two titanic struggles for national survival saw black Bostonians struggle to make real the quintessential values of individual freedom…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

  • Semi-Detached London: Suburban Development, Life and Transport, 1900-39 book cover

    Semi-Detached London

    Suburban Development, Life and Transport, 1900-39

    By Alan A Jackson

    Originally published in 1973, Semi-Detached London looks at the great suburban expansion of London between the two world wars. The book covers all aspects of urban history, presenting an authoritative and balanced account of the Great Suburban Age, and the final uninhibited forty years before the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

  • Urban Poverty in Britain 1830-1914 book cover

    Urban Poverty in Britain 1830-1914

    By James H. Treble

    First published in 1979, Urban Poverty in Britain 1830-1914 examines the plight of the poor in towns as a direct result of industrialization. This valuable study examines the major causes of poverty – low pay, casual labour, unemployment, sickness, widowhood, large families, old age, drink and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

  • Urbanization in China: Town and Country in a Developing Economy 1949-2000 AD book cover

    Urbanization in China

    Town and Country in a Developing Economy 1949-2000 AD

    By Richard J R Kirkby

    Originally published in 1985, Urbanisation in China is based on extensive original research and fieldwork, considers the whole problem of urbanisation in China. Starting with an outline of the pre-communist legacy, the author traces population changes and urban growth throughout the communist…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

  • Signs of Change: Urban Iconographies in San Francisco, 1880-1915 book cover

    Signs of Change

    Urban Iconographies in San Francisco, 1880-1915

    By Ron Robin

    Originally published in 1985, Urbanisation in China is based on extensive original research and fieldwork, considers the whole problem of urbanisation in China. Starting with an outline of the pre-communist legacy, the author traces population changes and urban growth throughout the communist…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

  • Routledge Library Editions: Urban History book cover

    Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

    By Various

    The volumes in this set, originally published between 1973 and 1994, draw together research by leading academics in the area of urban history, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine urbanization, European urbanization, community, ethnicity, race, urban poverty…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

  • The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present book cover

    The Restless City

    A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present, 3rd Edition

    By Joanne Reitano

    The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present is a brief, insightful and lively history of the peoples, events and interactions that have formed New York City. Weaving together the shifting currents of economic, political, social, and cultural life, Joanne…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12 
    Routledge

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