Answer the prompt below in a 1,500-word essay (5 pages). An essay should have a clear thesis (argument) and support from both primary and secondary sources. You should not need to consult any outside sources in your answer but you should quote or cite specific sources in the book or from the lectures or films. Parenthetical citations or any other standard from of citation is fine.
II. Document Analysis
Choose TWO of the passages below and in a short answer (c. 300 words each answer) explain the meaning and significance of the passage in light of what you have learned about New York City history. You are welcome to draw from other sources or the full primary sources you have read but be sure to explain these specific passages.