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2021-2022 Catalog

FYS 055 Leaving Downtown: Race, Ethnicity, and the Creation of the Suburbs

Where did residents go when their multi-facial, multi-ethnic neighborhood ("Syrian Town") in downtown Easton, PA was demolished in the 1960s? And why did so many residents join the rapidly growing suburbs surrounding the city? Through interviews with the very people who made this shift, field trips, and interdisciplinary research, students will answer this and related questions while exploring the unforeseen consequences of the suburban revolution.