Dr. Anne Steinert

This course emphasizes major themes in urban history through the case of Cincinnati.

The course will examine the founding and early success of the city as well as its subsequent relative decline in the twentieth century.

Keeping recent events very much in mind,  the course will pay particular attention to the racial and social divides in the region. Another central theme of the course tracks the changing shape of the city,  encouraging analysis of how the urban environment is both shaped by and in turn shapes society.