My work examines the cultural, intellectual, and urban history of the United States in the 20th century. I am interested in the interrelations between ideas, culture, urban form, and politics. My first book was a new look at urban renewal in postwar Manhattan.

I am currently at work on two projects: a study of popular internationalism in the "postwar moment" between WW2 and the Cold War and a long term investigation of the relations between selfhood and metropolitan form.

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Samuel Zipp is a cultural, intellectual, and urban historian with particular interest in 20th century cities, the built environment, United States history since World War II, and nonfiction writing. He has written articles and reviews for a number of publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, Reviews in American History, The Baffler, Metropolis, American Studies International, Southern California Quarterly, Cabinet, and In These Times. He earned his Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. His book Manhattan Projects: The Rise and Fall of Urban Renewal in Cold War New York is available from Oxford University Press.

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