NYU history professor Kim Phillips-Fein gives an epic and riveting account of the 1975 fiscal crisis that put New York City on the brink of disaster.

The crisis engulfed the city, forever transforming the largest metropolis in the US and reshaping ideas about government throughout the country.

There will be a book signing following the event.

 

Brief Bio

Kimberly Phillips-Fein is a historian of twentieth-century American politics. She teaches courses in American political, business and labor history. Her first book, Invisible Hands: The Making of the Conservative Movement from the New Deal to Reagan, was published by W. W. Norton in 2009. She has contributed to essay collections published by Harvard University Press, University of Pennsylvania Press and Routledge, and to journals such as Reviews in American History and International Labor and Working-Class History. She is a contributing editor to Labor: Studies in Working-Class History in the Americas, where her work has also appeared. Professor Phillips-Fein has written widely for publications including The Nation, London Review of Books, New Labor Forum, to which she has contributed articles and reviews.

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  • New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics

    Date: Mon, May 22, 2017, 12 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Venue: Classroom

    Price: from $25.00

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