A site devoted to writings on urban history and civil society, with an eye to recognizing the present by understanding the past.
urban – from Latin, pertaining to a city or town;
-ography – "Forming nouns denoting processes or styles of writing, drawing, or graphic representation, or (more commonly) names of descriptive sciences or similar disciplines"– O.E.D
by Charles Dickens
The Police Riots of 1857
reported by Gregory Christiano
Where The Dream Was Made
The Vitagraph Studio in Brooklyn
by Irvin Leigh Matus
New York's Five Points
as depicted in the contemporary press
by Gregory Christiano
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