Tag Archives: 19th Century

Of Rags and Riches

David Huyssen, Progressive Inequality: Rich and Poor in New York, 1890–1920, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press 2014, 392 pp, 38,- €, ISBN 978-0674281400. Reviewed by Björn Blaß, Max Planck Institute for Human Development “Neither any continental city nor even London … Continue reading

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When New Orleans Took on New York

Bruce E. Baker, Barbara Hahn, The Cotton Kings: Capitalism and Corruption in Turn-of-the-Century New York and New Orleans, Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press 2015, 232 pp, £19.99, ISBN 9780190211653. Reviewed by Catherine Davies, FernUniversität in Hagen In 1903, the American … Continue reading

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Rangoon and Singapore: Connections, Comparisons, and the Construction of Southeast Asian Cities

Michael Sugarman, University of Cambridge November’s parliamentary elections in Myanmar have contributed to a sense of cautious optimism not only on the ground, but also amongst academics studying the Southeast Asian nation’s rich and complex history and society. While academic … Continue reading

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What’s in a Grid? Finding the Form of Settler Colonialism in Melbourne

Nadia Rhook, La Trobe University In recent years Melburnians have been educated about an episode of Australian history previously little known in non-Indigenous circles. A play, Coranderrk: we will show the country, has been performed in theatres around Melbourne, and this … Continue reading

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Berlin, 1873: A New Imperial Center and a Transatlantic Financial Crisis

Catherine Davies, FernUniversität in Hagen When thinking about the interrelationship between the urban and the global, stock exchanges may yield valuable insights. A quintessentially urban locale, they were often seen as institutions that brought global events home with much force … Continue reading

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Rush Hour in Ottoman Istanbul: Mechanized Transportation and the Emergence of Modern Temporal Patterns

Avner Wishnitzer, Tel Aviv University It is the morning rush hour in the Istanbul neighborhood of Eminönü. Another ferry is approaching the quay and even before it is tied to the platform, hordes of people alight and rush on to … Continue reading

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Historicizing “Urbanity”: Buenos Aires in the epidemic years

Antonio Carbone, Freie Universität Berlin Scholars in the field of urban studies have been arguing for decades about what exactly the object of their research could be. At a first glance the ‘urban’ appears as a clearly defined field of … Continue reading

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