Daniel London serves as research coordinator for Benjamin Barber's upcoming book If Mayors Ruled the World. He received his MA in History at the City University of New York, where he taught urban history and researched the role of public space in turn-of-the-century progressive politics. He has also contributed on a variety of public history projects, including curatorial assistance on exhibitions and books at the Museum of the City of New York. He may be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org .
Daniel London considers the charges laid down by Jamaal Green that the settlement house movement of the 19th century is marked by an undercurrent of racism and assimilationism.
Daniel London discusses the settlement houses and social centres of the late 19th century, and how they sought to transform urban diversity into civic unity for broad social reform.
Historian Daniel London argues that today's civil leaders could learn a lot from previous generations of social workers who had very similar ideas--and implemented them.