The American City from FDR to Donald Trump

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

US City: FDR to Trump

Fall 2020

Taught By: Elaine Abelson

Section: A

CRN: 8739

Credits: 4

This course provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the American urban experience. Using historical, literary, and visual materials, it traces the development of the late 20th century city as a physical and work environment, social milieu, political entity, economic center, and cultural symbol. It considers what the term urban means today and whether cities are still viable, focusing on the conflict between the promise of American cities at the end of WWII and the reality at the beginning of a new millennium. Topics include immigration and migration, race and ethnicity, education and social reform, poverty and wealth, urban decline and revitalization, deindustrialization, planning, gentrification, and suburbanization.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (LHIS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 6:10am 2/25/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/17/2020