Schedule for Discussion/Presentation Leadership

Sept. 9:
Mike Braun (Jackson, ch. 3-4)

Sept. 16:
Regan Starks (Jackson, ch. 13-14)

Sept. 23:
Sarah Kasper (Stilgoe, Part III, ch. 12-14)
Sarah Prezioso (Stilgoe, Part VI, ch. 22-24)
Sarah Prezioso (Borchert)
Matthew Mohrbach (MacDonald)

Sept. 30:
Joy DeMarco (Marsh, ch. 3-4)
Regan Starks (Muncy)

Oct. 7:
None

Oct. 14:
Matthew Mohrbach (Hardwick, ch. 4-5)
Bradley Ardelean (Cohen)

Oct. 21:
Joe Skonce (Rome, ch. 2)
Keith Messerman (Colten)
Erin Hanrahan (Montrie)
Joy DeMarco (Kahrl)

Oct. 28:
Bradley Ardelean (Bloom, Part I)
Danielle Rose (Bloom, Part III)
Sarah Kasper (Reinberger)
Joe Skonce (Benac)

Nov. 4:
Erin Hanrahan (Nicolaides, ch. 3-4)

Nov. 11:
No Class

Nov. 18:
Keith Messerman (Wiese, ch. 3-4)
Trevor Thoms (Wiese, ch. 5-7)
Trevor Thoms (Michney)
Mike Braun (Benjamin)
Danielle Rose (Wolfinger)

Nov. 25:
None

Dec. 4:
None

Welcome

Welcome to HIS 693, “American Suburban History.” It may surprise you to learn that the history of suburbs in the United States is almost as old as the history of American cities. This course will likely reframe how you view “the suburbs” and in any case will introduce you to the subfield of suburban history, which has been an area of growing scholarly interest over the past few decades. The current trend is toward studies that seek to frame “urban” and “suburban” history within a “metropolitan” context. Indeed, it is fruitful to view cities and suburbs in tandem, and although we will often single out the suburbs for close examination as a type of place, we will seldom lose sight of their place within metropolitan areas.

The syllabus in the right sidebar of this site is available to you throughout the semester. Important announcements and additional information about seminar assignments will also be posted as needed. Questions about the course should be directed to me.