HIST 3485 Brooklyn History
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 44.1.
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3 hours; 3 credits
The history of Brooklyn with an emphasis on the period from Consolidation to the present. The Lenape and early settlers; culture and community in rural Brooklyn; preindustrial Brooklyn, New York?s ?first suburb,? industrialization and work in the nineteenth century; the Consolidation and urban growth; the borough?s icons: The Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island, and the Brooklyn Dodgers; immigration, ethnic succession, and race relations; deindustrialization and the post?World War II economic, political, and cultural landscape. Students will explore various methodological tools for the study of local history and will use Brooklyn as their laboratory for examining its history and conducting research.
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