On December 6, 2017, the New-York Historical Society hosted a lecture featuring distinguished historian Stephen Kotkin.
Stephen Kotkin, author of the book Stalin: Waiting For Hitler, 1929-1941, explored Joseph Stalin’s forced industrialization of the Soviet Union and assessed his relationship with Hitler’s Nazi Germany during World War II.
When Kotkin took the stage, he opened with a joke that had the audience roaring with laughter. With the relaxed atmosphere settling throughout the Robert H. Smith Auditorium,...Read More
What defines race? Is it color? Is it DNA? Is it the labels you choose for yourself? In The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White, author Daniel J. Sharfstein argues that it is becoming ever harder to view race neatly in black and white. He does so by looking at post-Civil War America, through three black families, two who chose to "pass" as white and one who moved north...Read More
Written by Kelly Morgan, N-YHS Intern, Ph.D. candidate, Drew University
Propaganda posters weren’t the only means of transmitting popular sentiment to the American public during World War I. Sheet music, both for popular songs and songs never even recorded, were ubiquitous in American homes. In the early 20th century, even the most popular songs sold far more copies of sheet music than recordings, and often recordings were released only in order to boost the sales of...Read More
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