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“Peoples of New York City” is a digital history research seminar on nineteenth and twentieth century communities and neighborhoods of Manhattan Island. In our weekly meetings, we will discuss one community to analyze in space and time to understanding their formation and characteristics. The class themes including: race and immigration, gender and sexuality, work and leisure. The course places special emphasis on space, both within and relationship to neighboring communities and access to other parts of the city. As a digital history research seminar, this course exposes you to a wide range of digital sources and digital history methods, including digital cartography. The course meets once a week for a seminar discussion of the weekly readings, which will include a mix of scholarly works and primary sources. Every week, students will conduct primary sources research in digital databases for materials that complement the readings. Students will have a chance to share their findings in class discussion, and write about the connections in individual blogs. For the final projects, students will combine the weekly assignments into a digital project using StoryMaps.