SERVING THE COMMUNITY
The DDC Oral History Project tells the story of the founding and evolution of the Double Discovery Centeran education and youth development program based at Columbia University in New York City. The project was organized and implemented by participants in the Teagle-DDC Freedom and Citizenship Program. The Program introduces high school students to college-level work, places their experiences as twenty first-century New Yorkers in a historical conversation that dates back to the ancient world, and prepares them for lives as active, responsible citizens. Visit the Teagle Dreamers website.
"The Constitution, The Court, and America's Promise"
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Michael Schapira of Full Stop interviews Professor Casey Blake about Paul Goodman. Read the interview here.
American Studies Advisor Jean-Christophe Cloutier discovers new novel of Harlem Renaissance by Claude McKay.
Professor Hilary Hallett publishes Go West, Young Women! The Rise of Early Hollywood.
WELCOME FROM THE DIRECTOR
Columbia University's Center for American Studies offers students the opportunity to explore the experience and values of the people of the United States as embodied in their history, literature, politics, art, and other enduring forms of cultural expression.
The Center seeks to prepare students to confront with historical awareness the pressing problems that face our society. The Center takes advantage of our location in New York by involving students with the life of the city, working with community service organizations such as the Double Discovery Center, which serves local high school students, and by inviting leading figures on the New York political and cultural scene to participate in colloquia, public conferences, and in the classroom. American Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to be open and flexible while taking seriously the challenge of striving for a liberal education that helps prepare students for responsible citizenship.
It is a pleasure and privilege for me to work with a group of