On the first episode of “Empire State Engagements” Dr. Kara Murphy Schlichting of Queens College, CUNY, discussed metropolis-makers on the urban periphery, the heroism of local libraries, the hubris of hipness, her views on Robert Moses, and her revisionist environmental history of the making of modern New York City, in a conversation with Dr. Chiles about her book New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore (Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago, 2019).
You can listen to the entire conversation here.
Empire State Engagements is a long-form interview program created and hosted by Dr. Robert Chiles. It features conversations with historians of all aspects of New York State. Visit www.empirestateengagements.com for a full list of episodes.
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