Mike Wallace (historian)

Mike Wallace is an American historian, Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, where he has taught since 1971, and the director of the Gotham Center for New York City History.

Wallace received a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. In 1999, along with co-author Edwin G. Burrows, he won the Pulitzer Prize for History for Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898. In 2000, he was a consultant for the PBS series New York: A Documentary Film, in which he also appeared.

Wallace is the founder, co-publisher, and co-editor of the Radical History Review and the author of Mickey Mouse History (1996), a collection of essays on American history. It includes an account of the "Battle of Enola Gay", detailing the feud over how to accurately represent the history of the dropping of the atomic bomb. He is working on a sequel to Gotham that will cover the history of New York City from 1898 through the Second World War.[1]

Wallace is married to Carmen Boullosa, a leading Mexican poet, novelist, and playwright. He was previously married to Hope Cooke, the former Queen of Sikkim.

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