Teaching India, 1945: Workshop in New York City, June 14-15

"Defining a Nation: The Indian Subcontinent on the Eve of Independence, 1945," by Ainslie Embree and Mark Carnes, will be featured at the Reacting to the Past Summer Institute at Barnard College in New York City, June 12-15, 2019.  https://reacting.barnard.edu/ai-2019. Reacting to the Past consists of elaborate in-class games, in which students take on roles informed by classic texts.

SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCEMENT: CUNY-Graduate Center: The Missouri Crisis & the Politics of Slavery

Please save the date for "Contrary to the Law of Nature": The Missouri Crisis & the Politics of Slavery, a one-day symposium marking the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the Missouri Crisis. It will meet at the CUNY-Graduate Center on Friday, March 22, 2019 and is free and open to the public.  All panels will take place in the Elebash Recital Hall on the first floor of the CUNY-Graduate Center at 365 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCEMENT: CUNY-Graduate Center: The Missouri Crisis & the Politics of Slavery

Please save the date for "Contrary to the Law of Nature": The Missouri Crisis & the Politics of Slavery, a one-day symposium marking the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the Missouri Crisis. It will meet at the CUNY-Graduate Center on Friday, March 22, 2019 and is free and open to the public.  All panels will take place in the Elebash Recital Hall on the first floor of the CUNY-Graduate Center at 365 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

Re: layout of a wealthy New York home around 1865-1875

Take a look at some of the Dover publications from c. 1980: _Bicknell's Victorian Buildings_ (1979), _American Victorian Architecture_ (1975), _Sloan's Victorian Buildings_ (1980). All reproduce floor plans from the mid-19th century and some include prices. And keep in mind that $30,000 in 1875 would have equivalent purchasing power today to about $700,000. And real estate was less expensive then today's equivalents. So the friend could have afforded a very large house.

Re: "The Hub" in New York

Your query about the NYC newspaper, The Hub, gave me a delightful time one December morning at the New York Historical Society. We were in the city as part of family holiday visits.

Here is what I found: The NYHS has scattered issues of The Hub [published monthly in New York City] from v. 13-14 (Feb. 1877) to v. 41 (Apr. 1890). I asked them to pull their first and last volumes.

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