Urban History

  • Arnold Hirsch (1950–2018)

    In Memoriam

    Günter Bischof | Oct 1, 2018

    Arnold Hirsch passed away after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease at his home in Chicago on March 19, 2018.
  • Raising a Stink

    Perspectives Daily

    Chelsea Denault | Sep 6, 2018

    Working in sustainability provided Denault unique insights into why Detroit once built the world’s largest trash incinerator.
  • Demolishing “Participatory Dictatorship”

    AHA Today, From the National History Center

    Andrew Demshuk | May 21, 2018

    The destruction of Leipzig's University Church in 1968 revealed the insincerity of the German Democratic Republic's rhetoric of "people's democracy," writes Andrew Demshuk.
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Paula C. Austin

    AHA Today

    Matthew Keough | Apr 10, 2018

    Paula Austin is assistant professor at California State University, Sacramento. Her research interests include African American history and urban history.

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  • AHA Member Spotlight: Matthew Spady

    Matthew Keough | Feb 21, 2018

    atthew Spady is an independent historian and director of the Audubon Park Alliance.
  • Subway Stories

    Zachary Schrag | Jan 4, 2018

    Recent problems with the DC Metro suggest a need for more histories of maintenance on public transit systems and other infrastructure projects, writes Zachary Schrag.
  • The Rise and Fall of DC’s Chinatown

    Shaobin Zheng | Dec 29, 2017

    Even though only 300 Chinese Americans remain in DC's Chinatown, the neighborhood attests to the community's vibrant history in the city, writes Shaobin Zheng.
  • #SayHerName

    Brenda E. Stevenson | Apr 28, 2017

    Latasha Harlins’s murder and its contested treatment in the Los Angeles courts led to much of the destruction caused by the 1992 Los Angeles riot/insurrection.
  • Cleveland 2016

    John J. Grabowski | Dec 20, 2016

    It has been a memorable year for the city of Cleveland: the Cavaliers won the NBA championship; it h...

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