These lessons explore the global nature of the Dutch colonial experience and life in New Netherland. The lessons use documents and paintings from the New York State Archives, New York State Library, and other repositories throughout the United States and Europe and are free for educational use.
"In a move sure to get history-loving hearts racing, Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library is making more than 40 borough-specific newspapers available for online hunting.
Their digital archive of Brooklyn Daily Eagle articles is already an essential tool in borough research and the latest project adds thousands more newspaper pages for history buffs to hunt through."
Chair and Commentator: Richard John, Columbia University
Property and the Black Press in Jim Crow America
Cara Caddoo, Indiana University
Augusta, Maine, Mail-Order Magazines, and the Political Economy of Junk in Gilded Age America
Richard Popp, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Delivering Local News via Mass Media: The Hearst Newspaper Chain, 1910 –1930
Julia Guarneri, University of Cambridge
The African American Intellectual History Society will be hosting an online roundtable on LaShawn Harris's new book, Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City’s Underground Economy (University of Illinois Press, 2016) from September 5-10, 2016.