New York City: Social History

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

New York City: Social Hist

Spring 2019

Taught By: Elaine Abelson

Section: A

CRN: 7002

Credits: 4

This seminar will explore critical areas of the social, political and cultural history of “Island Manhattes” – New York City from the 17 th century to the present day. Historically, the largest, least American and least-loved of American cities, New York has been (and still is) a work- in-progress. Linkages to the wider world and a shifting position in an evolving global economy have been key to the city’s development and provide the context for beginning to come to terms with this mammoth story. The focus of this seminar will be on the interplay of those social, economic and political forces which have indelibly shaped both the city and its inhabitants and have made New York a unique local of urbanism, global capitalism, and American imperial power. Combining primary documents with secondary source material and film, NYC History will endeavor to uncover the multiple facets of one of the world’s greatest cities.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (LHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 19

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:00pm 5/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 715

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/9/2019