“Is their such a thing as Philadelphia exceptionalism?” asked one observer at this year’s UHA.  Undoubtedly, over the […]

Welcome to the 2012 Urban History Conference.  Hurricane Sandy loomed over the event like depression in a Tim […]

In the last week Chicago’s teacher strike has galvanized debate nationwide about schools, labor, and the so-called “education […]

July, 1956. It had been over a decade since the Carnegie Foundation solicited Gunnar Myrdal’s opinion on American […]

We at ToM have started a yearly tradition of looking back at the works that most shaped our […]

Our Alex Sayf Cummings has a new piece up at Salon looking at the epic 1972 electoral battle between […]

Our friend Kevin Baker recently wondered aloud whether 2012 would be the Year that Tropics Broke, after seeing […]

When President Obama decided to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan many people who supported this decision argued […]