Readings for each week are taken from the required books, listed on the Syllabus, and additional texts cited in the schedule as they appear.
|Irving, Washington. Diedrich Knickerbocker's A History of New-York. Chicago, IL: W. B. Conkey, 1806. Book I, chapter V; Book III, chapter III; Book VI, chapter V; Book VII, chapter XI.|
|2||Haudenosaunee: The people of the longhouse|| |
Ordeal of the Longhouse, chapters 1-4.
Island at the Center of the World, chapters 1-4.
Pilkington, Walter, ed. "Speech of Onoonghwandekha at the Funeral of a Seneca, 7 April 1765." In The Journals of Samuel Kirkland: 18th Century Missionary to the Iroquois, Government Agent, and Father of Hamilton College. Clinton, NY: Hamilton College, 1980, pp. 23-25.
|3||New France, New Netherland, New England, New York|
|4||Trade and social transformation|| |
New York Before Chinatown, chapters 1-3.
Chants Democratic, chapters 1-2.
Copeland, David A. "The New York Public Education Controversy, 1753-1744." Debating the Issues in Colonial Newspapers: Primary Documents on Events of the Period. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000, chapter 13. ISBN: 9780313309823.
|5||The greatest city in North America|| |
Crabgrass Frontier, chapters 1-2.
City of Eros, chapters 2-4.
Dickens, Charles. American Notes: A Journey. London, England: Chapman and Hall, 1842, chapter 6.
Whitman, Walt. "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry." In Leaves of Grass, 1855.
|6||The era of the Civil War|| |
Commager, Henry Steele, and Milton Cantor, eds. "Mayor Fernando Wood's Recommendation for the Secession of New York City." In Documents of American History, Vol. 1: to 1898. 10th ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1988. ISBN: 9780132172745.
Kuo Wei Tchen, John. "Quimbo Appo's Fear of Fennians: Chinese-Irish-Anglo Relations in New York City." Bayor, Ronald H., and Timothy J. Meagher, eds. In The New York Irish. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997, chapter 5. ISBN: 9780801857645.
|7||Metropolis: post-bellum New York City|| |
The Monied Metropolis, chapters 4-6.
Pratt, John W. "Boss Tweed's Welfare Program." New York Historical Quarterly 45 (1961): 396-411.
Plunkitt, George Washington, and William L. Riordon. "On The Shame of the Cities," "Brooklynites: Natural-Born Hayseeds," and "Tammany Leaders Not Bookworms." In Plunkitt of Tammany Hall. New York, NY: McClure, Philips, & Co., 1905. Chapters 7, 10, and 11.
Steffens, Lincoln. "New York: Good Government to the Test." The Shame of the Cities. New York, NY: McClure, Philips, & Co., 1904.
|8||The house of labor|| |
Working Class New York, Introduction & chapter 2.
Doyle, Joe. "Striking for Ireland on the New York Docks." The New York Irish, chapter 14.
|9||Crime: disorganized and organized|
|10||Sexuality, gender, and race|| |
Gay New York, chapters 5-9.
Selections of Bruce Nugent's interview in Kisseloff, Jeff. You Must Remember This: An Oral History of Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000, pp. 285-289. ISBN: 9780801863066.
|11||The suburbanization of the American Dream|| |
Crabgrass Frontier, chapters 9-10.
|12||The urbanization of America's decline|| |
Working Class New York, chapters 11, 15.
|13||Urban revival in the age of corporatism|| |
Working Class New York, chapters 16-18.
Articles on gentrification and Times Square revitalization