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History of New York

ISBN-10: 0231129351

ISBN-13: 9780231129350

Edition: 2004

Authors: Fran�oise Weil, Jody Gladding, Fran�ois Weil

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New York is not America, Franois Weil writes, "but what America promises, perhaps its greatest promise." It may be hard to believe, then, that the quintessential symbol of American enterprise and energy was once quite low in the political and social hierarchy. Weil takes on the New York of myth and offers a compelling chronicle of how it actually developed into a global city -- what some have called the capital of the twenty-first century. He shows how the uneasy tension between capitalism and multiculturalism has been at the heart of the city's immense physical, social, economic, and cultural transformation -- as well as of American notions of what urban "space" is, for whom it exists, and how it is used. The book also captures what makes the city exceptional -- from the arts and literature to popular culture and party politics -- and reveals New York as both a unique space and a model of American diversity.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 7/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Madeleine Ferri�res is professor of social history at the University of Avignon.Jody Gladding is a published poet and the translator of several works, including French Gastronomy: The History and Geography of a Passion.

List of Illustrations and Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Province 1620-1820
The Ocean
The Commencement of a Town
Queen of the New World 1820-1890
The Venice of the Atlantic
The Empire City
Mannahatta
Metropolitan Modernities 1890-1940
Greater New York
The Promised City?
The Lights of the City
Capital of the American Century 1940-2000
The Phoenix
New York, New York!
Notes
Bibliographical Essay
Index