Essays

1613-1865

The beginning of black history in the place that became New York City dates to June 1613 when Jan Rodrigues, a free sailor from Hispaniola…

1866-1915

During Reconstruction (1865–77), two migrations gradually changed not only the demographics of the city’s African-American population…

1916-1939

The First World War had started in Europe in 1914, but the United States entered it only in 1916. The conflict brought a halt…

1940-1959

Entry of the United States into World War II, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, led to the end of the Great Depression

1960-2010

Despite the social measures of the domestic policy known as the Great Society of the 1960s, that decade and the following two were a period of decline…

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2016