The Long Crisis: New York City and The Path To Neoliberalism
About Our Speaker:
Benjamin Holtzman is an Assistant Professor of History at Lehman College at CUNY. He research interests include the intersection of political and social history in the United States, with particular focus on politics, capitalism, race and class, cities, and social movements. His research has been supported by fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
His first book, The Long Crisis: New York City and the Path to Neoliberalism, is out now from Oxford University Press. It uses the sweeping transformation of post-1960s New York City to trace how market-oriented policies have come to proliferate across American life over the past five decades. His research has appeared in Modern American History, the Journal of Social History, the Journal of Urban History, and several edited collections. He is currently working on my second book, “Smash the Klan: Fighting the White Power Movement in the Late Twentieth Century."