We missed sharing a lot of great history-related stuff with you, our dear readers, during our August hiatus. Have no fear, a great round-up is here!
Over at the Global Urban History Project‘s blog–our internet bffs–Noam Maggor wrote about “Brahmin Boston and the Politics of Interconnectedness” and Razak Khan about “Princely Architectural Cosmopolitanism and Urbanity in Rampur.”
UHA member Brent Cebul explained the perverse incentives of property tax policy over on City Lab.
From the UCLA Department of Chicanx Studies, a cool map of important Latinx sites in suburban Los Angeles.
The Washington Post’s Made By History vertical recently featured UHA members Andrew Kahrl, Max Felker-Kantor, Dan Berger, Brian Purnell and Jeanne Theoharis, Adam Goodman, Andy Horowitz, Victoria Wolcott, N.D. B. Connolly, and, just today, Heather Ann Thompson.
Following Charlottesville, UHA member Walter Greason’s tweet thread on teaching collective racial violence went viral… we’ll have a reflection from him about the experience on The Metropole next week!
Fifteen years ago, I taught a course on collective racial violence in the US. It is the only course I decided to never teach again. #Thread
— Walter D. Greason (@WorldProfessor) August 13, 2017
For those who love music as much as they love urban history, I found a Spotify playlist called “Metropolis” for you to jam to this weekend.
And last but not least, a shout-out to us all from the inimitable Ta-Nehisi Coates:
Without the historians digging in the trenches, I got nothing. Appreciate all of you. I hope you know it.
— Ta-Nehisi Coates (@tanehisicoates) September 7, 2017
Have a great weekend!
Avigail, Ryan, and Hope