Place, People, and Power in City Building in Postwar America

March 1, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Lizabeth Coehen (Harvard University)

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Lizabeth Cohen is the Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the History Department at Harvard University. She is the author of Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919–1939 (Cambridge University Press, 1990, 2008, 2014)—winner of the Bancroft Prize and finalist for a Pulitzer Prize—and A Consumers’ Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America (Knopf, 2003). She is currently finishing Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age (forthcoming, Farrar, Straus & Giroux), which aims to present a more complex analysis of the costs and benefits of postwar urban renewal.

This keynote lecture is part of the workshop “Bounded Democracy: Global Workshop on American Urbanisms” taking place at the GHI March 1-2, 2018.