Benjamin F. Alexander’s Profile

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Benjamin F. Alexander
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American History


Ben Alexander is the author of two books: “Coxey’s Army: Popular Protest in the Gilded Age” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015) and “The New Deal’s Forest Army: How the Civilian Conservation Corps Worked” (JHUP, 2018). He has a PhD in history from the CUNY Graduate Center, completed in 2005, and teaches American history and government at City Tech.

My Courses

American Government, Alexander Sections

American Government, Alexander Sections

This is the introductory course in American Government, with the main focus on the national level but some attention to state and local levels as well. This OpenLab site contains course materials as well as links to news sites and a discussion board to exchange ideas. Please keep disagreements friendly, and please keep in mind that our main purpose is more to analyze than to react and fume. When the course is over, as long as you still have an OpenLab account at City Tech, you are invited to continue posting on this discussion board. To access course materials, click “Visit Course Site” at the right of this page.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

”Phantom Rep” By Ben Alexander

”Phantom Rep” By Ben Alexander

If you are trying to obtain a copy of the play “Phantom Rep” by Ben Alexander, please email the author at and the script will be emailed to you.

New York:  Reflections on a City

New York: Reflections on a City

What borough and neighborhood of New York City do you live in, how would you describe it, and how is it changing? Have you lived here all your life, or did you come from far away? If you’ve lived elsewhere, would you like to describe that environment, and discuss how it differs from NYC (or how it’s similar)? What do you miss, either in the New York of the past or in the place that you came from? Click Discussion on the right, and tell the rest of us all about it!

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