The Columbia University Club of Fairfield County is excited to host Professor Kenneth Jackson on Saturday afternoon April 6th, 3-5 pm at Greenwich's Cos Cob Library, where he will be presenting a talk titled, "The Roller Coaster of History: The Rise, Decline, and Rise Again of New York."
Professor Jackson is Director of the Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History and the Jacques Barzun Professor of History at Columbia University, where he has also chaired the department of history.
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More about "The Roller Coaster of History: The Rise, Decline, and Rise Again of New York:"
In 1950, New York was the capital of the world and the greatest city on earth. In 1975, it was in decline, industry and corporations were leaving, white flight was in full flower, crime was rising, and the city was technically bankrupt.
In 2010, the city was once again on top, with population gains in the hundreds of thousands, with declining crime, rising property values, and record-breaking tourism.
The talk will analyze these shifts and make predictions about the future.
More about Professor Kenneth Jackson:
Professor Jackson has lectured at hundreds of colleges, universities, civic groups, and historical societies around the world, and he has been a featured guest on the NBC Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, ABC Nightline, CBS Evening News, CBS Up to the Minute, CNN, the History Channel, East West Television, and more than sixty documentary productions. Professor Jackson’s full bio can be accessed here.