One of the most popular programs on campus, history at the City College of New York has been crafted to meet the needs of the most voracious history scholar, as well as those students with an interest in a particular era or region. The accomplished faculty has made its own mark in this arena both at the college and throughout the world and prepares students for a wide range of future careers and challenges. Graduates not only represent City College at major higher educational institutions around the country but have gone on to successful careers in a wide range of legal, medical, entertainment, educational and other fields.
January 13, 2014
Two CCNY History Students Identify Original Revolution Document
Letter drafted by Robert R. Livingston was part of 'last-ditch effort' by Continental Congress to reconcile with Great BritainWhen City College of New York graduate history student Emilie Gruchow came upon an old, hand-written manuscript in a box at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, where she works as an archivist, she knew what it was because she had read the printed version in class. What she – and the rest of the world – did not know for certain was the author's identity. The mystery was solved by one of Ms. Gruchow's former classmates, Michael Hattem, now a PhD student and teaching fellow at Yale University. The story of the letter's discovery and author's identity as New Yorker Robert R. Livingston was reported New Year's Day in "The New York Times."
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December 28, 2013
C-SPAN Broadcast of Professor Greg Downs' Lecture on Reconstruction
On December 28, C-SPAN3 aired a lecture on Reconstruction by Associate Professor Gregory Downs as part of its American History TV weekend programming. Professor Downs explored several questions from the period: Without voting rights, what does the end of slavery mean for African Americans? Should former Confederates be welcomed back into Congress? And, how do you end a civil war? Topics discussed include ideas about reconciliation in Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address, as well as decisions on reconstruction made during the administration of Lincoln's successor, President Andrew Johnson.