Looking Forward, Looking Back

In a blog post, explore the historical, social, or political context or one of the businesses you have written about this semester. Structure your post around several primary or secondary sources.

Primary sources examples:

  • Historical photographs of the block where the business is located.
  • Oral Histories, courtesy of NYPL
  • Historical census data

Secondary source examples:

  • Newspaper articles / blog posts describing the businesses / commercial identity of the neighborhood in which the business is located

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