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HIST 4474 A Tale of Two Cities: New York and Boston (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

Although New York City is more than a dozen times larger than Boston (according to the 2010 Census, Gotham has nearly 8.2 million people and the Hub about 620,000), the two cities followed remarkably parallel courses through the 20th century. Both metropolises witnessed important transitions in the ethno-religious composition of their political leadership as well as significant divisions along racial lines. From schools to downtown development to transportation to cultural trends, a comparison of New York and Boston offers excellent insights into the American urban experience over the past 100 years.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Mark Gelfand

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17