|KENNETH T. JACKSON|
"The End of Sprawl: The City Beckons Once Again"
|MARCH 4, 2002
NYS Museum Theatre
Kenneth T. Jackson, the New York Council for the Humanities Scholar of the Year (2001), is the author of one of the most influential books of American history in the last half century, Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States (1985), which has been reprinted 17 times. Professor Jackson is editor-in-chief of the monumental The Encyclopedia of New York City (1995), the first book of its kind to appear in almost 100 years, now in its sixth printing.
Jackson, a leading commentator on urban issues, has been a featured guest on ABC Nightline, ABC World News Tonight, the NBC Today Show, CBS Up to the Minute, the History Channel and CNN.
He also served as editor-in-chief of The Dictionary of American Biography and currently American Lives. Jackson's other works include Silent Cities: The Evolution of the American Century (with Camilo Vergara, 1989); Atlas of American History (revised edition, 1978); Cities in American History (with Stanley K. Schultz, 1972); and American Vistas (with Leonard Dinnerstein), which went through seven editions between 1970 and 1978. Jackson is the Jacques Barzun Professor of History and Social Sciences at Columbia University. He was elected president of the New York Historical Society in May 2001.
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