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Urban Life

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1 A Gathering of Ghetto Writers: Irish, Italian, Jewish, Black, and Puerto Rican
Miller, Wayne (editor)

New York University Press New York, New York, USA 1972
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

0814753582 / 9780814753583



CG1 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in illustrated white wraps with only very minor overall wear plus some light rubbing of the front cover. A collection of minority experiences, stories, essays, sections of novels, poems and a play that illustrate the similarities within the American experience that all these groups have shared in the ghettos and tenements of America's urban centers. 442p. SCW02082 
Price: 8.00 USD
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An Approach to Urban Planning, Breese, Gerald W. and Dorothy E. Whiteman (editors)
2 An Approach to Urban Planning
Breese, Gerald W. and Dorothy E. Whiteman (editors)

Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated Westport, Connecticut, USA 1969
Hard Cover
Very Good+, No Dust Jacket
5.75"x8.75"

0837122848 / 9780837122847



BX4 - A hard cover book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in brown clot covered boards with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A collection of essays on the urban planning process and certain of its major components. Emphasis has been placed on a down-to-earth consideration of selected basic principles and persistent problems in urban planning. Further reading, 147p. SCW05804 
Price: 40.00 USD
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City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World, Rybczynski, Witold
3 City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World
Rybczynski, Witold

Simon & Schuster Trade New York, New York, USA 1995
Hard Cover
Good-, Very Good-
6"x8.25"
First Edition
0684813025 / 9780684813028

Ex-Library

BZ6 - A tight, clean, sound copy in red paper covered boards quarter bound in light brown cloth with gold lettering and a graphic on the spine and monochrome pictoral illustrated endpapers plus the front endpaper has been removed as part of the library's withdrawal process plus there is the usual library stamp and label on the half-title page and dedication page plus there is some very, very slight bumping to the bottom right corners. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve plus there is the usual library label on the spine. In this book, the author looks at what we want from cities, how they have evolved and what accounts for their unique identities. 256p. SCW05776 
Price: 3.50 USD
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4 Japan: Geographical Background to Urban-Industrial Development
Kornhauser, David Henry

Longman New York, New York, USA 1982
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
2nd Edition
0582300819 / 9780582300811

Ex-Library

CA1 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated black wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with a library stamp on the inside surface of the front cover plus there are library marks on the front endpaper plus the book is very, very slightly shelf cocked. A bok of urban, economic, and historical geography of Japan. The author examines the historical development of Japanese urban centers from the 8th century onwards. There is special emphasis on the transformation of the Japanese landscape that took place because of development, growth, and evolution of Japanese commerce and industry. Illustrated with line drawn maps, black and white photographs, and charts. Endnotes, bibliography, indexed, 189p. SCW12324 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Lewis Mumford: A Life, Miller, Donald L.
5 Lewis Mumford: A Life
Miller, Donald L.

University of Pittsburgh Press Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA 1992
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

0822959070 / 9780822959076



CA6 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound coy in monochrome illustrted green and white wraps with minor overall shelf eear mainly in the form of light rubbing along the spine edges plus some very, very light soiling of the right outside paper edges. A notable biography of an American known as one of the world's foremost authorities on cities, architecture and technology. This book was written with previously unavailable access to Mumford's personal papers. Mumford is noted as the author of the major works "The City in History," "The Culture of Cities," The Pentagon of Power," and "Technics and Civilization" among others. Endnotes, indexed, 628p. This book weighs more than 2 pounds when packaged to ship. SCW03214 
Price: 4.00 USD
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6 Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope
Kozol, Jonathan

Crown Publishers, Inc. New York, New York, U.S.A. 2000
Hard Cover
Near Fine, Near Fine
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
First Edition
051770000X / 9780517700006



AT6 - DJ and book has wrinkling on the bottom spine edge and a few edges and very light shelf wear otherwise fine. This is a book about the little miracles of stubbornly persistent innocence in children who are still unsoiled by the world and still can view their place within it without cynicism or despair. EC4979BB 
Price: 7.00 USD
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7 Spanish Harlem: Anatomy of Poverty
Sexton, Patricia Cayo

Harper and Row, Publishers New York, New York, USA 1965
Hard Cover
Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
First Edition


Ex-Library

BF6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear with some very light edge wear with some fraying on the top spine edge plus there is some light yellowing and soiling of the outside paper edges plus there are the usual library marks, stamps, and labels on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front fixed and free endpapers, and the copyright page plus there is some glue and paper residue on the front and back fixed endpapers from where the dust jacket mylar sleeve endflaps were glued to the fixed endpapers plus the book is very slightly shelf cocked plus there is a tiny patch of board showing at the extreme top left corner of the back board. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with some very light scattered rubbing plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A ethnic study of life in Spanish Harlem as of the early 1960s. The author is a sociologist who spent two years in this section of New York City and the book describes the urban slum world of poverty and of the related difficulties and aspirations of those living there. By the author of "The War on Labor and the Left," "Education and Income," "The Feminized Male," "The American School," "Women In Education," "Blue Collars and Hard Hats," "The New Nightingales," and "Operation Retrieval." Indexed, 208p. SCW11882 
Price: 6.00 USD
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8 The Broken Fountain
Belmonte, Thomas

Columbia University Press New York, New York, USA 1979
Trade Paperback
Good+, 
6"x9"

0231045433 / 9780231045438



BZ3 - A trade paperback book in good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated brown wraps with minor overall shelf wear with some moderate overall rubbinf of the covers. An ethnographic study of a small neighborhood in the notorious slums of Naples. Endnotes, indexed, 151p. SCW12111 
Price: 4.00 USD
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9 The City in American History
McKelvey, Blake

Barnes and Noble Inc. New York, New York, USA 1969
Hard Cover
Good+, Good+
6"x8.75"



Ex-Library

BZ6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear plus there is tape staining on the outside board surfaces and front and back endpapers from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there is some fading of the fading on the top outside paper edges plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, front and back endpapers, and copyright page plus there is a patch of light surface damage (about 0.75"x2") on the back endpaper from the library's removal of a label plus the book is very slightly shelf cocked. A book that provides a comprehensive survey of the successive roles played by cities in American history. This is a title in the publisher's Historical Problems: Studies and Documents series. Series editor G. R. Elton. Acknowledgments, indexed, 234p. SCW07503 
Price: 5.00 USD
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10 The Mexican Pet: More "New" Urban Legends and Some Old Favorites
Brunvand, Jan Harold

W. W. Norton & Co. New York, New York, USA 1988
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

0393305422 / 9780393305425



BX6 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with minor overall shelf weaer with some light creasing on the back cover. A book of modern American urban folklore. By the author of "The Study of American Folklore," "The Vanishing Hitchhiker," and "The Choking Doberman." Indexed, 221p. SCW10833 
Price: 3.50 USD
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11 The Remembered Gate: Origins of American Feminism The Woman and the City, 1800-1860
Berg, Barbara J.

Oxford University Press New York, New York, USA 1978
Hard Cover
Good, No Jacket
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition
0195022807 / 9780195022803

Ex-Library

BE2 - A tight, clean, sound copy in red cloth covered boards with black lettering and a graphic on the spine with minor overall shefl wear plus there is some fading on the spine plus there is some rubbing of the lettering on the spine plus there is some very light label staining on the spine wrapping around onto the front and the back around the spine top and bottom edges from library labels plus there are the usual library stamps and pocket on the half title page, title page, dedication page, first page, and back fixed endpaper. This is a title in the publisher's Urban Life in America series. A book that examines the condition, perceptions, and activity of urban American women in the early nineteenth century. This analysis is drawn from memoirs, diaries, newspapers, minutes of organizations, and the writings of femial authors an supports the picture of a quiet crusade which laid the foundations of contemporary feminism one hundred and fifty years earlier. Endnotes, bibliography, indexed, 334p. SCW08435 
Price: 5.00 USD
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12 Trends in Location of the Women's Clothing Industry
Magee, Mabel A.

University of Chicago Press Chicago, Ilinois, USA 1930
Hard Cover
Good+, No Dust Jacket
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition




BH3 - A hard cover first edition book in good+ condition with no dust jacket. No additional printings are indicated on the copyright page. A tight, clean, sound copy in green cloth covered boards with gold lettering and graphics on the spine and on the front with minor overall shelf wear with some light scattered spotting plus there is some light soiling on the spine plus there is some very, very light edge wear on the top and bottom spine edges plus there is some light yellowing of the paper plus there is a personal note about the author and the book in ink on the front free endpaper. An examination of the women's clothing industry and its relationship to industrial and social development of modern metropolitan regions. Indexed, 175p. SCW10708 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Women and Children Last: The Plight of Poor Women in Affluent America, Sidel, Ruth
13 Women and Children Last: The Plight of Poor Women in Affluent America
Sidel, Ruth

Penguin Books Canada, Limited Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1992
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

0140167668 / 9780140167665



BI5 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall wear plus some light creasing on the front cover and some more creasing on the back cover. A book that examines how and why America's women and children are treated as second-class citizens. This sociological study includes interviews with women across the country, statistical research and a concise examination of the historical background to the problem. The correlated issues covered include the decline of the traditional family, the rapid growth of female-headed households, the workplace discrimination against women, the impact of male unemployment on society and cutbacks in government support systems. This is an updated edition of the book that includes the widening gap between rich and poor and the rise in drug use. Endnotes, indexed, 250p. SCW03297 
Price: 3.50 USD
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