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Thomas Kessner
Position: Distinguished Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Phone: 212-817-8437
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Columbia University
Research Interests: American, Urban and Social History

Selected Publications

 
Review of Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City, Journal of American History 102 (2016): 1237-1238.
 
“The Great Depression & WWII,1929-1945, The New Deal,” Journal of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, 2014.  http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/great-depression-and-world-war-ii-1929-1945/new-deal.
 
The Flight of the Century: Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of American Aviation. (Oxford University Press. Pivotal Moments in American History Series, 2010). Paperback edition, 2011.
 

The Flight of the Century: Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of American Aviation (Oxford University Press, 2010).












Capital City: New York City and the Men Behind America's Rise to Economic Dominance, 1860-1900 (Simon & Schuster, 2003).











Fiorello H. Laguardia and the Making of Modern New York, (McGraw Hill Publishers, 1989. Paper, Penguin, 1991).











Today's Immigrants, Their Stories: A New Look at the Newest Americans (New York: Oxford University Press, 1982. with Betty Caroli. paper, Oxford Galaxy, 1983).











The Golden Door: Italian and Jewish Immigrant Mobility in New York City, 1980-1915. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1977, Paper, Oxford, 1977).











Articles/Reviews/Essays:

"Depression as Opportunity," in The Landscape of Modernity (eds. David Ward, Olivier Zunz) (1992).