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The Forgotten Revolution: How New Yorkers Created Our Political Party System 
The discussion of the New Yorkers--Aaron Burr, De Witt Clinton, Edward Livingston, and Martin Van Buren--who replaced the exclusive aristocratic vision of the Founding Fathers and developed the beginnings of our modern mass-scale, two party republic.
The New York City Origins of the Disability-Rights Movement
The disability-rights movement is a branch of the civil rights revolution of the 1960's and 1970's, but the story of its New York beginnings has never before been discussed, anywhere.
First Houses: A Monument Of The Past, A Model For The Future
The first public housing ever built in the United States, and its linchpin  role--both the culmination of the 19th Century battle to reform the tenement, and the precedent-making exponent of the still-controversial issues of Urban Renewal and low-income housing. Bringing 17th Century New Amsterdam To Life

This lecture describes the political and social context that surrounded the birth of our City during its forty formative years as a Dutch trading post.