Department of History | Brooklyn College | Brooklyn 11210
Edwin G. Burrows
Distinguished Professor of History
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Honors College Seminar II
Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War (Basic Books: New York, 2008)
News from Occupied Flatbush," America in Britain
"Manhattan at War" in Michael Sorkin and Sharon Zukin (eds.) After the Trade Center (Routledge, 2002), 23-32.
"Introduction" to Thomas A. Janvier, In Old New York (St. Martinís Press: New York, 2000)
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898. With Mike Wallace (Oxford Univ. Press: New York, 1999)
"Corruption," in Eric Foner and John A. Garraty (eds.), The Reader's Companion to American History . (Boston, 1991)
Albert Gallatin and the Political Economy of Republicanism. (New York, 1986)
in Government," in Jack P. Greene (ed.),Encyclopedia of
American Political History. (New York, 1984)
|Honors & Awards|
2009/ Recipient of the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award for the Best Book on the American Revolution published in 2008
Distinguished Professor of History, Brooklyn
2001/ Named Broeklundian Professor of History at Brooklyn College; recipient of the Presidential Medal at Hofstra University; named Author of the Year by the Presbyterian Writers Guild.
2000/ Elected a Fellow of the Society of American Historians; awarded the Washington Irving medal by the St. Nicholas Society; recipient of the Wolfe Fellowship, Brooklyn College.
1999/ Pulitzer Prize in History for Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898; recipient of the Brendan Gill Award from the Municipal Art Society; Gotham chosen Best Book of the Year by the New York Society Library; named Claire and Leonard Tow Professor of History for 1999-2000; recipient of the Brooklyn College Award for Creative Achievement.
1998/ Named a "Centennial Historian of New York"
1995/ Voted "Best Core 4 Teacher" by student newspaper, Excelsior
Recipient of the Wolfe Fellowship, Brooklyn College
I have two projects currently underway. (1) a study of New York's Crystal Palace, which stood from 1853 to 1858 on Reservoir Square (now the site of Bryant Park); and (2) a book about the social experience of the American Revolution as reflected in the stories of a half-dozen communities. I am also gathering materials for books on the history of historical writing about New York City as well as the history of political corruption in the United States.