Tag Archives: philadelphia demographics

For the Love of Money: A Novel

For the Love of Money: A Novel Product Description“Those who create for the love of art are consistently getting better. But those who create for the love of money, those guys are forever getting worse.” Tracy Ellison, the sizzling heroine of the bestselling Flyy Girl, returns in this razor-sharp sequel from acclaimed author Omar Tyree.… Read More »

Falling Back: Incarceration and Transitions to Adulthood among Urban Youth (Critical Issues in Crime and Society)

Falling Back: Incarceration and Transitions to Adulthood among Urban Youth (Critical Issues in Crime and Society) Product DescriptionJamie J. Fader documents the transition to adulthood for a particularly vulnerable population: young inner-city men of color who have, by the age of eighteen, already been imprisoned. How, she asks, do such precariously situated youth become adult… Read More »

Black Citymakers: How The Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America

Black Citymakers: How The Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America Product DescriptionW.E.B. DuBois immortalized Philadelphia’s Black Seventh Ward neighborhood, one of America’s oldest urban black communities, in his 1899 sociological study The Philadelphia Negro. In the century after DuBois’s study, however, the district has been transformed into a largely white upper middle class neighborhood. Black Citymakers… Read More »

Money over Mastery, Family over Freedom: Slavery in the Antebellum Upper South (Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia)

Money over Mastery, Family over Freedom: Slavery in the Antebellum Upper South (Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia) Product DescriptionOnce a sleepy plantation society, the region from the Chesapeake Bay to coastal North Carolina modernized and diversified its economy in the years before the Civil War. Central to… Read More »

Water by the Spoonful

Water by the Spoonful Product Description “How many plays make us long for grace? Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Hudes is such a rare play; it is a yearning, funny, deeply sad and deeply lyrical piece, a worthy companion to Hudes’s Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue. The play infects us with the urge to find… Read More »

The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life

The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life Product Description An acclaimed sociologist illuminates the public life of an American city, offering a major reinterpretation of the racial dynamics in America. Elijah Anderson, called “one of our best urban ethnographers” by the New York Times Book Review, introduces the concept of the “cosmopolitan canopy”:… Read More »

The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life

The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life Product Description An acclaimed sociologist illuminates the public life of an American city, offering a major reinterpretation of the racial dynamics in America. Following his award-winning work on inner-city violence, Code of the Street, sociologist Elijah Anderson introduces the concept of the “cosmopolitan canopy”—the urban island… Read More »