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HIST 3480 The History of New York City

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 44.
The information below might still reflect the old course numbers. Bracketed numbers, if any, are the old course numbers. Learn more...)

This information is in effect as of academic year 2023. The current course information can be found in bulletins at

3 hours; 3 credits

New York City from its origins to the present. Indigenous inhabitants before the European invasion; Dutch and English imperial periods; the American Revolution; slavery; immigration and ethnicity; growth, development, and infrastructure; reform, social uplift, and social conflict; urban crisis and urban renewal; public life, culture, and innovation; race and gentrification.


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