Mike Wallace (historian)
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Mike Wallace is an American historian. He is currently the director of the Gotham Center for New York City History. He is also Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, where he has taught since 1971.
Wallace received a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. In 1999, he won the Pulitzer Prize for History, along with co-author Edwin G. Burrows, 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. He is also the founder, copublisher, and coeditor of the Radical History Review.
Wallace is as of 2004 working on the second volume of the New York history series.