This conference explores political, social, religious, ethnic, and cultural aspects of New York City and State history from 1930-1950.
June 5 & 6, 2008
1501 International Affairs Building,
Sponsored by The Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History, Columbia U. & The New York Academy of History
Thursday June 5
Welcome: Lisa Keller, Purchase College, SUNY
3:30-5:15 Sarah Elvins, University of Manitoba: " 'Buy Buffalo First!': Local Consumption in 1930s Western New York State"
Kenneth T. Jackson, Columbia University: “The Changing Economy of an Upstate Metropolis: Rochester in Depression and War”
5:30 Keynote Address-Introduction, James G. Neale, VP for Information Services, Columbia U.
Mike Wallace, John Jay College, co-author of Pultizer-Prize winning “Gotham”
“Gotham and the Second World War”
Friday June 6
8:45:-10:15 Rebecca Kobrin, Columbia University: "From Patrons to Paupers: Yiddish New York and the Economic Crisis of 1929"
Hasia Diner, New York University: “After the War: American Jewry Face a New Reality”
10:30-11:45 Burton Peretti, Western Connecticut State University: "The Beaut Champs Extant": 1930s New York City Burlesque, Nightclubs, and Government Regulation”
Clara Rodriguez, Fordham University: “Latin Allure: Latina/o Hollywood Film Stars of the 1920s and 1930s”
12:45-1:30 Plenary Session-Introduction, Michael Ryan, Director, Rare Books & Manuscripts Library
Robert Ingalls, University of South Florida
"Herbert Lehman and New York's Little New Deal"
1:45-3:15 Daniel Soyer, Fordham University: “’Support the Fair Deal in the Nation, Abolish the Raw Deal in the City": The Liberal Party in 1949”
Duane Tananbaum, Lehman College: “Herbert Lehman and the Election of 1938”
3:30-5:00 Karen Miller, Laguardia Community College, & Libby Garland, Kingsborough Community College: “Race, Crime, and Public Order:Policing Harlem during the Great Depression”
Peter Kwong, Hunter College: "Chinese Americans and the New Deal"
5:00 Reception & Closing Remarks by Kenneth T. Jackson
Purchase College SUNY
Lehman Center, Columbia University
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