Introduction

Many institutions can trace their founding to the outcome of a conflict, whether over ideas, beliefs, or human relationships. Not a few arose explicitly out of a labor dispute. In the case of New York University, there was a labor conflict over the foundation stones themselves. Convicts from Sing Si...

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Published in: The University Against Itself p. 1
Main Authors: Monika Krause, Mary Nolan, Michael Palm, Andrew Ross
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Temple University Press 03-28-2008
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Summary: Many institutions can trace their founding to the outcome of a conflict, whether over ideas, beliefs, or human relationships. Not a few arose explicitly out of a labor dispute. In the case of New York University, there was a labor conflict over the foundation stones themselves. Convicts from Sing Sing prison were subcontracted from the state to dress stone for NYU’s first building on the northeast corner of Washington Square Park in 1834, and local stonecutters rioted in response. The Twenty-Seventh Regiment of the New York National Guard, which used the park as its marching grounds, was called in to
ISBN: 9781592137404
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