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Thomas Kessner
Position: Distinguished Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Phone: 212-817-8437
Room Number: 5114.08
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.
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).


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