Ben Alexander

Benjamin F. Alexander teaches American History and Government at the New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, and holds a PhD in History from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. He is the author of The New Deal's Forest Army: How the Civilian Conservation Corps Worked (JHU Press, 2018) and Coxey's Army: Popular Protest in the Gilded Age (JHU Press, 2015). He resides in Bloomfield, NJ, just outside of New York City.

Dec. 12, 2023

Constructing the Trail

Today we’re going back to the earliest days of the Appalachian Trail to learn more about the critical role that the Civilian Conservation Corps played in making the trail a reality.