Epic of New York City A Narrative History

ISBN-10: 0786714360

ISBN-13: 9780786714360

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List price: $25.00
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 12/21/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Manhattan is discovered
First settlers arrive
Peter Stuyvesant takes command
The English name it New York
The Leisler Rebellion
Pirates infest New York
Of queesting and fribbles
The Peter Zenger trial
The city goes mad
Duel for empire
The Stamp Act Rebellion
Revolutionary war
The doctors' riot
The capital of the nation
The Hamilton-Burr duel
John Jacob Astor fools the President
Sawing off Manhattan Island
The gangs of New York
Down with foreigners!
The Astor place riot
Slavery and abolitionism
The police riot
Abraham Lincoln arrives
The draft riots
Confederates try to burn down New York
The Tweed scandals
Thomas Edison lights the city
Building Brooklyn Bridge
Metropolitan opera house opens
Creation of the Statue of Liberty
The blizzard of 1888
New York's first skyscraper
Ellis Island opens
The Reverend Parkhurst samples vice
Hearst wages war
Creation of greater New York
Opening of the twentieth century
The General Slocum disaster
Colonel house and Woodrow Wilson
The triangle fire
The League of Nations opens on Broadway
Wall Street is bombed
The Wall Street crash
The Great Depression
The Jimmy Walker scandals
Fiorello LaGuardia becomes mayor
Nazis plan to bomb New York
William O'Dwyer sweats
Robert F. Wagner's administration
"This city is the center of the universe"
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