Gotham

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ISBN: 0199741204
Release Date: 1998-11-19
Number of pages: 1416
Author: Edwin G. Burrows
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Gotham in PDF and EPUB To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut, and oak, and forests that teemed with bears, wolves, raccoons, beavers, otters, and foxes. Today, it is the site of Broadway and Wall Street, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, and the home of millions of people, who have come from every corner of the nation and the globe. In Gotham, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace have produced a monumental work of history, one that ranges from the Indian tribes that settled in and around the island of Manna-hata, to the consolidation of the five boroughs into Greater New York in 1898. It is an epic narrative, a story as vast and as varied as the city it chronicles, and it underscores that the history of New York is the story of our nation. Readers will relive the tumultuous early years of New Amsterdam under the Dutch West India Company, Peter Stuyvesant's despotic regime, Indian wars, slave resistance and revolt, the Revolutionary War and the defeat of Washington's army on Brooklyn Heights, the destructive seven years of British occupation, New York as the nation's first capital, the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, the Erie Canal and the coming of the railroads, the growth of the city as a port and financial center, the infamous draft riots of the Civil War, the great flood of immigrants, the rise of mass entertainment such as vaudeville and Coney Island, the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the birth of the skyscraper. Here too is a cast of thousands--the rebel Jacob Leisler and the reformer Joanna Bethune; Clement Moore, who saved Greenwich Village from the city's street-grid plan; Herman Melville, who painted disillusioned portraits of city life; and Walt Whitman, who happily celebrated that same life. We meet the rebel Jacob Leisler and the reformer Joanna Bethune; Boss Tweed and his nemesis, cartoonist Thomas Nast; Emma Goldman and Nellie Bly; Jacob Riis and Horace Greeley; police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt; Colonel Waring and his "white angels" (who revolutionized the sanitation department); millionaires John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, August Belmont, and William Randolph Hearst; and hundreds more who left their mark on this great city. The events and people who crowd these pages guarantee that this is no mere local history. It is in fact a portrait of the heart and soul of America, and a book that will mesmerize everyone interested in the peaks and valleys of American life as found in the greatest city on earth. Gotham is a dazzling read, a fast-paced, brilliant narrative that carries the reader along as it threads hundreds of stories into one great blockbuster of a book.


A History of New York

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ISBN: NYPL:33433074806534
Release Date: 1835
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Author: Washington Irving
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History of the State of New York

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044050770692
Release Date: 1871
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Author: John Romeyn Brodhead
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New York History

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105123030301
Release Date: 2005
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Author: Alexander Clarence Flick
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A Natural History of New York City

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ISBN: 0823210863
Release Date: 1982-01
Number of pages: 428
Author: John Kieran
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

Download and read online A Natural History of New York City in PDF and EPUB This has been called "the side-walk superintendent's guide" to the inner workings of New York.


History of the New Netherlands Province of New York and State of New York to the Adoption of the Federal Constitution

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ISBN: NYPL:33433062495373
Release Date: 1840
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Author: William Dunlap
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A History of Livingston County New York

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ISBN: HARVARD:TZ1AI4
Release Date: 1876
Number of pages: 685
Author: Lockwood Lyon Doty
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A History of Jefferson County in the State of New York

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044004468047
Release Date: 1854
Number of pages: 601
Author: Franklin Benjamin Hough
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A History of Housing in New York City

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ISBN: 9780231543101
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Number of pages: 496
Author: Richard Plunz
Publisher: Columbia University Press

Download and read online A History of Housing in New York City in PDF and EPUB Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century as the nation's "metropolis," New York has faced the most challenging housing problems of any American city, but it has also led the nation in innovation and reform. The horrors of the tenement were perfected in New York at the same time that the very rich were building palaces along Fifth Avenue; public housing for the poor originated in New York, as did government subsidies for middle-class housing. A standard in the field since its publication in 1992, A History of Housing in New York City traces New York's housing development from 1850 to the present in text and profuse illustrations. Richard Plunz explores the housing of all classes, with comparative discussion of the development of types ranging from the single-family house to the high-rise apartment tower. His analysis is placed within the context of the broader political and cultural development of New York City. This revised edition extends the scope of the book into the city’s recent history, adding three decades to the study, covering the recent housing bubble crisis, the rebound and gentrification of the five boroughs, and the ecological issues facing the next generation of New Yorkers. More than 300 illustrations are integrated throughout the text, depicting housing plans, neighborhood changes, and city architecture over the past 130 years. This new edition also features a foreword by the distinguished urban historian Kenneth T. Jackson.


The Great School Wars

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ISBN: 0801864712
Release Date: 2000-06-15
Number of pages: 488
Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: JHU Press

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