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The Palais After Dark: Two Histories of British Dance Halls

James Nott, Going to the Palais: A Social and Cultural History of Dancing and Dance Halls in Britain, 1918–1960, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2015, 327 pp, £65.00, ISBN 978-0199605194. Dave Haslam, Life After Dark: A History of British Nightclubs & Music Venues, … Continue reading

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The “Spiritual Capital” of the Rust Belt: Pittsburgh and the Postindustrial Transformation of North Atlantic Cities

Tracy Neumann, Harvard University / Wayne State University In 1973, Daniel Bell’s The Coming of Post-Industrial Society hit bookshelves just as the golden age of postwar capitalism wound to an end. In it, Bell described post-industrial society as one in … 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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The Latin Quarter and the Third World

Michael Goebel, Freie Universität Berlin Between the two World Wars, imperial centers such as London or Paris became bridgeheads for the spread of nationalism throughout the colonial world. As I argue in my recent book about Paris as an Anti-Imperial Metropolis, migration to … Continue reading

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