Jonathan Karp

Jonathan Karp graduated 2015 from Washington University in St. Louis and is currently a PhD student in Harvard’s Program in American Studies.

Posts by Jonathan Karp

The View from the Eads Bridge

From its 1874 opening through the 1980s, when East St. Louis became equated with Blackness and crime, the Eads Bridge became an experimental zone, where racist geographic imaginations clashed with liberal fantasies of multiculturalism. On the Eads Bridge, we see the apparatus of hegemony at work, trying to fit all the bridge represents into the nation’s founding myths.