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Thomas Kessner
Position: Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Columbia University
Research Interests: History, Urban Education, Liberal Studies MA, American Studies CP.

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).

About Professor Kessner and Recent Scholarship:
My interests include: Social and Political history of the United States; US Urban History; History of American Immigration; New York City History and American Jewish History.