11.013J / 21H.231J American Urban History I

Spring 2005

Prison.

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA. (Image courtesy of the National Park Service.)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive reading list and all assignments.

Course Description

This course is a seminar on the history of institutions and institutional change in American cities from roughly 1850 to the present. Among the institutions to be looked at are political machines, police departments, courts, schools, prisons, public authorities, and universities. The focus of the course is on readings and discussions.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Robert Fogelson

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
One session / week
2 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate