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Empire City New York Through the Centuries

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ISBN-10: 0231109091

ISBN-13: 9780231109093

Edition: 2005

Authors: Kenneth T. Jackson, David S. Dunbar

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As perhaps never before in its extraordinary history, New York has captured the American imagination. This major anthology brings together not only the best literary writing about New York -from O. Henry, Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Paul Auster, and James Baldwin, among many others -but also the most revealing essays by politicians, philosophers, city planners, social critics, visitors, immigrants, journalists, and historians. The anthology begins with an account of Henry Hudsons voyage in 1609 and ends with an essay written especially for this book by John P. Avlon, former Mayor Rudolph Guilianis speechwriter, called "The Resilient City," on the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center as observed from City Hall. The editors have chosen some familiar favorites, such as Washington Irvings "A History of New York" and Walt Whitmans "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," as well as lesser-known literary and historical gems, such as Frederick Law Olmsteds plan for Central Park and Cynthia Ozicks "The Synthetic Sublime" -an updated answer to E. B. Whites classic essay "Here Is New York," which is also included. The variety and originality of the selections in Empire City offer a captivating account of New Yorks growth, and reveal often forgotten aspects of its political, literary, and social history.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 7/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1008
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.124
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Colonial Period (1624-1783)
Account of Henry Hudson's Voyage in 1609, (1611)
New Amsterdam, Frontier Trading Post, from Historisch Verhael, (1626)
Letter of the Eight Men to the States-General of the United Netherlands Provinces Regarding the Fear in New Amsterdam of the Indians During the Wars of 1643-1645 (1643)
The Representation of New Netherland, 1650
Exclusion of Jews from Military Service in New Amsterdam, (1655)
Remonstrance of the Inhabitants of the Town of Flushing (1657)
Description of the Towne of Mannadens, (1661)
Mercantilist Ideas, from England's Treasure by Forraign Trade, (1664)
Prosperity in New York, from A Brief Description of New York, (1670)
True Copy of Articles Whereupon... The New Netherlands Were Surrendered (January 1674)
The Demand for English Liberties in New York: The Charter of Liberties and Privileges (October 30, 1683)
Leisler's Rebellion: Benjamin Blagge's Memorial, from The Documentary History of the State of New-York, (1689)
Contract of an Indentured Apprentice (October 2, 1718)
From the New York Weekly Journal (March 11, 1733)
Andrew Hamilton's Defense, from A Brief Narrative of Case and Trial of John Peter Zenger (1736)
The Great Negro Plot of 1741, from The New York Conspiracy, (1741)
The Trial of John Ury, from The New York Conspiracy, (1741)
Description of New York City in 1748, from Travels into America, (1748)
Opposition to a Sectarian College, from The Independent Reflector, (1753)
State of the Province of New York, Cadwallader Colden (1765)
From A Tour Through Part of the North Provinces of America, (1774)
From Diary of Pastor Schaukirk, (1775)
Journal of Lieutenant Isaac Bangs (1776)
Hessian Views of New York City, (1777, 1780)
The Forgotten Saga of the Prison Ships, (1990)
Rise to National Dominance (1783-1860)
From An Excursion to the United States of North America in the Summer of 1794, (1794)
From Travels, (1799)
From Travels Through Canada, and the United States of North America in the Years 1806, 1807, 1808
Remarks of the Commissioners for Laying Out Streets and Roads in the City of New York (1811)
Free Schools, (1809)
Accounts and Recollections of the War of 1812 from the popular press (1814, 1846)
From A History of New York, Diedrich Knickerbocker (1819)
From Travels Through North America, (1825)
From Notions of the Americans and New York, (1828, 1851)
From Travels in North America in the Years 1827 and 1828
From The Domestic Manners of the Americans, (1832)
From America and the Americans, (1833)
Letter, March 1, 1833
Workies, from Men and Manners in America, (1833)
Diary: 1835, 1847, 1849
From Cinco meses en los Estados-Unidos de la America del Norte desde el 20 de abril al 23 de setiembre de 1835 (Five Months in the United States of North America from April 20 to September 23, 1835)
The Dans Kamer: A Revery in the Highlands, (1835)
From Democracy in America, (1835)
Letters from New York, (September 23, 1841; October 21, 1841; May 1, 1843)
From American Notes for General Circulation, (1842)
Two Worlds, from Journal, (1843)
Doings in Gotham, Letters III and V, (1844)
Diary: 1857, 1859, 1863, 1869
Murray Hill Reservoir, November 25, 1849, (1849)
From Travels in the United States...during 1849 and 1850
The Points at Midnight, (1850)
From Moby-Dick, (1851)
From Things as They Are in America, (1853)
From A Few Months in America: Containing Remarks on Some of Its Industrial and Commercial Interests, (1854)
From The Englishwoman in America, (1854)
From Land und Leute in Amerika: Skizzen aus dem Amerikanischen Leben (Land and People in America: Sketches of American Life), (1857)
From Life and Liberty in America, (1859)
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry and Mannahatta, (1856, 1860)
Industrial metropolis (1860-1898)
Selected Writings of African Americans in Brooklyn (1849-1928)
The Republic of New-York, from Debow's Review, (1861)
Up Broadway to Madison Square, from Ragged Dick, (1868)
Selected Writings on Central Park, (1858, 1870)
The Life of the Street Rats, from The Dangerous Classes of New York and Twenty Years' Work Among Them, (1872)
From The Age of Innocence, (1920)
Sandhog, from My Life and Loves, (1922)
Selected Writings (1879, 1883)
Vice-Buster, from Frauds Exposed, (1880)
The New Colossus, (1883)
Bathing at Coney Island, from Coney Island Frolics, (1883)
The Senate Committee on the Relations Between Labor and Capital, Testimony of Thomas B. McGuire (1883)
Experience of a Chinese Journalist, from Puck, (1885)
The Two Revelations, from Evolution and Religion, (1885)
From How the Other Half Lives, (1890)
A Glimpse of High Society, from Society as I Have Found It, (1890)
From New York History 1860-1890, (1891)
From Darkness and Daylight, (1892)
Minetta Lane, (1896)
Selected Writings (1897, 1899)
World City (1898-1948)
Brooklyn Could Have Been a Contender, from The New York Times, (December 28, 1997)
The Tenement-House Exhibition of 1899, (1901)
The Padrone System, from Reports of the Industrial Commission on Immigration and Education (1901)
The Plan of a City, (1902)
Immigrant Attitudes, a Humorous View, from Observations by Mr. Dooley, (1902)
New York: Good Government in Danger, from McClure's, (1903)
From The Gospel of Wealth, (1903)
No Constantine in Sight, from The Education of Henry Adams (1904)
Built Like a Bonfire: The General Slocum Disaster, June 15, 1904, (2001)
The Desirability of Comprehensive Municipal Planning in Advance of Development, (1905)
The Day's Work of a "New Law" Tenement Inspector, from Charities and the Commons 17, (1906-1907)
From The American Scene, (1907)
From Plunkitt of Tammany Hall, (1905)
Selected Writings of O. Henry (1862-1910)
The Spirit of the Girl Strikers, from The Outlook, (1910)
Scenes at the Morgue, from The New York Times (March 26, 1911)
Abram I. Elkus, Opening Statement, from New York State Factory Investigating Commission (October 10, 1911)
From The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, (1912)
Judges in the Gate, from They Who Knock at Our Gates in American Magazine, (1914)
Compact Between the States of New York and New Jersey, "The Port Authority" (1921)
A Meditation in Broadway, from What I Saw in America, (1921)
From The Color of a Great City (1923)
From Manhattan Transfer, (1925)
Arrangement in Black and White, (1927)
An American Catholic Answers Back, from the Atlantic Monthly, (1927)
General Retrospect and Summary, from The Graphic Regional Plan of 1929
Selected Writings of (1925-1935, 1935)
Harlem Runs Wild, (1935)
New York, (1935)
The Man-Moth, (1935)
From Going to the Territory, (1986)
The Fourteenth Ward, from Black Spring, (1936)
My Lost City, from The Crack-Up, (1936)
The Fairy Catastrophe, from When the Cathedrals Were White, (1936)
Apology for Breathing, from Back Where I Came From, (1938)
From The Mohawks in High Steel, from Up in the Old Hotel, (1938)
In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, (1938)
Ten Misconceptions of New York, (1939)
The Eighty Yard Run, (1942)
The Making of a New Yorker, (1943)
Voice, (1945)
Beyond, from A Walker in the City, (1946)
World Capital (1948-2002)
A Place (Any Place) to Transcend All Places, (1948)
Here Is New York, (1949)
Selected Writings of Langston Hughes
The King of Harlem, (1955)
Angel Levine, (1955)
Remarks on the Groundbreaking at Lincoln Square, (1959)
The Day Lady Died, (1959)
Fifth Avenue, Uptown, (1960)
New York Scenes, from Lonesome Traveler, (1960)
The Blackout, November 9, 1965, from POPism: The Warhol '60's, (1980)
The Balloon, (1968)
Introduction and Summary, from The Second Regional Plan (1968)
Goodbye to All That, (1968)
The Yankees, (1968)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Giving a Damn About Hell, from Robert Kennedy: A Memoir, (1969)
13-Point Program and Platform, (1969)
Get the Mafia and the Cops Out of Gay Bars, (1969)
From Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, (1970)
The Fallen Idol: The Harlem Tragedy of Earl Manigault, from The City Game, (1970)
Ode to New York, (1974)
New York, (1977)
The Brooklyn Bridge, from Sketches from Life, (1981)
It's Six a.m. Do You Know Where You Are?, (1982)
Boodling, Bigotry, and Cosmopolitanism: The Transformation of a Civic Culture, from Dissent, (fall 1987)
Auggie Wren's Christmas Story, (1990)
Autumn in New York, (1990)
Manhattan, 1976, from About This Life, (1993)
Shot: A New York Story, (1993)
Talk That Talk, from In the Place to Be, (1994)
A Region at Risk: A Summary of the Third Regional Plan for the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Metropolitan Area Regional Plan Association (1996)
One Large Garlic and Anchovy: The Search for the Perfect Slice, (1997)
The Second Inaugural Address: The Agenda for Permanent Change, (1998)
Someplace in Queens, (1998)
The Midnight Tour: Working the Edgar Allan Poe Beat in the Bronx, (May 15, 2000)
Down and Out and Up Again: Walking Freestyle Through the Upper East Side and Sleeping Rough in Central Park, from Time Out Book of New York Walks, (2000)
The Synthetic Sublime, from Quarrel and Quandary, (2000)
New York: Science Fiction, (2000)
The Resilient City, (2001)
Sources and Acknowledgments
Index