"You can't fit the people; you have to fit the society to the people. So the diversity's only going to make the people happier and less crime, if we accept the diversity. Of course you have to have guidelines and regulations and laws. That's without saying but we cannot block out diversity; if you block out diversity you destroy America." - Ann DeFalco, Pace Librarian

Research Resources

This website presents primary source material about the impact of the September 11 attacks on Pace University and New York City that must be placed in the larger context of a growing body of primary materials and secondary works addressing 9/11. Some of the printed and electronic works cited in this bibliography informed the first phase of the Pace 9/11 Oral History Project; others reflect more recent scholarship and repositories. All are resources for ongoing research.


DiMarco, Damon. Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11.  Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Press, 2007.

Dudziak, Mary L., ed. September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003. 

Goldstein, Evan R. New York’s 9/11: An Oral Archive Takes Shape. Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle Review. Section B, 12 August 2011, B19. 

Grenzmer, Herbert, Sybille Kershner, and Christian Schutz. Great Disasters: Natural and Manmade Catastrophes That Changed The World. Bath, United Kingdom: Parragon, 2010.

Harris, Bill. The World Trade Center: A Tribute.  Philadelphia, PA: Running Press Book Publishers, 2001. 

O’Brien, Jim and Andor Skotnes, eds. Historicizing 9/11: A Special Issue of Radical History Review, No. 111. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011.  

Strozier, Charles B. Until the Fires Stopped Burning: 9/11 and New York City in the Words and Experiences of Survivors and Witnesses. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.

Sweet, Christopher, ed. Above Hallowed Ground: A Photographic Record of September 11, 2001. New York: Viking, 2002.

HIS113P Course Bibliography:

Barber, Benjamin R. and Richard Battistoni, eds. Education for Democracy—Citizenship, Community, Service: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/ Hunt Publishing Company, 1994.

Meyerwitz, Joanne. History and September 11th. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003.

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks.The 9/11 Commission of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States Report, W. W. Norton, 2004.

Perks, Robert and Alistair, Thomson, eds. The Oral History Reader. New York: Routledge, Second Edition, 2005.