HSTY2670 New York, New York

NY, NY

This is a lecture and tutorial course that explores the history and representation of New York City, from its beginnings as a Dutch settlement down to 9/11, using the archetypal modern metropolis as a window on American history.  We look at the people, images and events that defined the city, its relationship to the American nation, and explore place as a category of historical analysis.

Students complete two essays, one focusing on why a particular event took place in New York City, and the other analyzing a particular place, drawing on maps and images as well as documents. They also do an exam which asks them to examine themes that run through the city’s history.

Student Feedback

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s