Monthly Archives: May 2015

Citizen of the City: Joseph Mitchell

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“Digital Journalism: How Good Is It”?

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Mapping Old New York

722446f-aCheck out this historical mapping project put together by software engineer Dan Vanderkam and the NYPL. This project features an impressive archive of historic photos of most Manhattan intersections, including photos of key City of Print sites such as Printing House Square.

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“The Nation” Celebrates Its 150th Anniversary

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In our pre-institute reading, New York Intellect, Thomas Bender speaks of the rise of a “metropolitan sensibility” and ends with a discussion of E.L. Godkin’s founding of The Nation in 1865.  As this article highlights, The Nation is now celebrating its 150th anniversary.  The magazine is offering a free pdf of the entire issue, which includes remarkable essays from the past and present.  I recommend scrolling down and reading Godkin’s editorial in response to the Haymarket Trial (“The Execution of the Anarchists”). William Dean Howells, of course, penned A Hazard of New Fortunes as his own response to the judgement condemning 7 anarchists to death by hanging.

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http://www.thenation.com/article/200785/150th-anniversary-issue

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“On Literary Cartography: Narrative as a Spatially Symbolic Act” by Robert T. Tally, Jr.

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As we start walking and mapping the “City of Print,” Robert Tally’s essay may help us to steer our thoughts.

http://www.nanocrit.com/issues/issue-1-navigation-all/literary-cartography-narrative-spatially-symbolic-act/

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City to Acknowledge It Operated a Slave Market for More Than 50 Years

wall-st-pearl-01Here’s a great story from WNYC News about the slave market operated in New York City for 50 years.

City to Acknowledge It Operated a Slave Market for More Than 50 Years

by Jim O’Grady

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“Brooklyn Box Browns” by NEH Summer Scholar Theodore Hamm

civil_warIn this piece for the Gotham Gazzette, NEH Summer Scholar Theodore Hamm describes Brooklyn’s relationship to the Civil War

“Brooklyn Box Browns”

by Theodore Hamm

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