Spring 2015: World’s Fairs and Empire

World’s fairs, the enormously popular spectacles that began in the middle of the nineteenth century and continue in lesser forms today, provide a rich body of evidence for investigating the cultures and ideologies of their times. This course will reach beyond the popular veneer of world’s fairs – the Ferris wheel, the ice cream cone, … Read more …

Book List Added: Fall 2014, Issues in Public History (Graduate)

Course description: Historians play a vital role in creating an engaged and informed citizenry. This seminar provides an in-depth examination of the issues and controversies that arise for historians and the public in settings such as historic sites and museums. The seminar also serves as an introduction to research in public history, a field of … Read more …

Spring 2014: Cities and Suburbs (512:364)

The following books for this course have been ordered through the University District Bookstore: American Urban Form (2013), by Sam Bass Warner and Andrew Whittemore Crabgrass Frontier (1987), by Kenneth Jackson American Urban Reader (2010), by Steven H. Corey and Lisa Krissoff Boehm (Companion website: http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415803984/)

Independence Hall in American Memory, Paperback Edition

Independence Hall in American MemoryPaperback Edition, December 2013ISBN 978-0-8122-2282-1 New companion website with teaching guides, documents, and more: http://www.independencehall-americanmemory.com/ University of Pennsylvania Press Amazon Table of Contents

Fall Semester 2013 – Updated book lists

This fall I will be teaching Perspectives on History (50:509:299) for history majors and Issues in Public History (56:512:531).  Graduate students, please watch your Rutgers email for an assignment for the first class. Read on for book lists, updated September 1, 2013:

Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations

NYU Press, March 2013   Introduction (PDF) Request an Examination Copy Read More on the Author’s Blog   Media:   On C-Span’s Book TV   Blog Tour, March 2013 Featured on PRI’s The World, February 13, 2013 Review by Lifelong Dewey, February 15, 2013 New York Times, March 10, 2013 (second item) Wall Street Journal, … Read more …