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From the Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism series
Developers and the Business of Exclusionary Housing, 1890–1960
Focusing on Baltimore’s wealthiest, whitest neighborhoods, Paige Glotzer offers a new understanding of the deeper roots of suburban segregation. She argues that the mid-twentieth-century policies that favored exclusionary housing were the culmination of a long-term effort by developers to use racism to structure suburban real estate markets.
Challenging the Face of Science
Edited by Lexi Jamieson Marsh and Ellen Currano
Challenging persistent gender biases in the sciences, the Bearded Lady Project puts the spotlight on underrepresented geoscientists in the field and in the lab. This book pairs portraits of these scientists after donning fake beards with personal essays in which they tell their stories.
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The Chinese Literary Universe, 1945-1965
This work offers an innovative interpretation of literary works from the Mao era that reads Chinese socialist literature as world literature. Nicolai Volland demonstrates that Chinese socialist literature was not driven solely by politics but by an ambitious—but ultimately doomed—attempt to redraw the literary world map.