History as Destiny: The Case of New York City
New York Historical Society President and eminent Columbia University historian Kenneth T. Jackson has been teaching a course on the history of New York City for over thirty years. In this series of online lectures, Jackson recreates the experience of his legendary Columbia University class with the complement of a wealth of documentary photographs, maps and other illustrative material.
In this first e-seminar of the series, Jackson, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, compares New York City to ...
New York Studies
This specialization is a 30-credit program for students wishing to pursue an interest in the history of New York City and its cultures. Courses prepare students in this interdisciplinary specialization to take doctoral-level courses with Graduate Center faculty, which includes many eminent scholars, artists, and critics whose work is focused on New York City. Depending on their interests and expertise, students will consider New York City’s past, its populations, and its productions from a varie...
NYC: A Social History
About the Course:
New York City, growing from the small Dutch commercial settlement of New Amsterdam early in the seventeenth century into a bustling multi-cultural city of more than 8 million and metropolis of more than 18 million by the twentieth century, is a place with many stories. A semester of 14 weeks can only touch on some of them.
This course will focus on the social history of the city – the peoples who have built the city and competing efforts by different numbers to authorize t...