NYC History

A People’s History of New York City traces the history of NYC through the experiences of Immigrant and Migrant communities. By tracing common threads between these groups the City’s modern relevance, as well as its present tensions is unveiled. Highlighted are economic and social struggles for equity, justice and liberation from the marginalized groups who allowed for the creation of arguably the most significant metropolis of the present era.

Further, is the ability to add to this story through the collection of oral histories. By clicking on the Oral History Project tab, you can follow the instructions to gain consent for distribution and contact me at so that we can add your interviews to the Guttman Community College Undergraduate Scholars Oral History Collection.