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Academic Year 2005/2006
The Immigrant City in the United States, 1880-1924
HIST 328 SP
The formation--in the wake of massive immigration--of ethnic cultural enclaves in U.S. cities played a decisive role in shaping both literal and figurative cityscapes in the years that American culture made the
to modernity. This seminar examines both the adaptation of traditional cultures to the urban context and the collision of these cultures with the dominant WASP ideology shared by reformers, politicians, literati and
alike. Particular attention will be paid to the ways ethnic and religious differences modulated class and gender systems. Paintings, photographs, architecture and film will supplement written sources.
Bodnar, THE TRANSPLANTED Kasson, AMUSING THE MILLION Yans-McLaughlin, IMMIGRATION RECONSIDERED Kraut, SILENT TRAVELLERS Glenn, DAUGHTERS OF THE SHTETL Orsi, THE MADONNA OF 115TH STREET Jacobson, SPECIAL
SORROWS Rozenzweig, EIGHT HOURS FOR
WHAT WE WILL Yung, UNBOUND FEET Selections from the fiction, journalism and autobiographical literature of the period.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Each student will be required to keep a journal, to make a brief class presentation during the course of the semester and to submit a major research paper/project at the end of the term or write three shorter papers due
at regular intervals during the
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