Natural Disasters in American History (NYU, Summer, 2011)

This six-week intensive seminar introduced students to the field of disaster history by focusing on four categories of natural disaster: floods, fires, storms and earthquakes.  The course highlighted the most destructive/expensive/deadly disasters in American history – the Midwestern fires of 1877 (including the Chicago fire), the Johnstown flood of 1889, the Galveston hurricane of 1900, the San Francisco earthquake (and fire) of 1906 and the tri-state tornado of 1925.

Syllabus:

Natural Disasters in American History

Evaluations:

Natural disasters in American History, NYU – précis

Natural disasters in American History, NYU – full evaluations (password protected)

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