Historical Atlas of New York City A Visual Celebration of 400 Years of New York City's History
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book The rich and eminently browsable visual guide to the history of New York, in an all-new second edition "The Historical Atlas of New York City, second edition, takes us, neighborhood by neighborhood, through four hundred years of Gotham's rich past, describing such crucial events as the city's initial settlement of 270 people in thirty log houses; John Jacob Astor's meteoric rise from humble fur trader to the richest, most powerful man in the city; and the fascinating ethnic mixture that is modern Queens. The full-color maps, charts, photographs, drawings, and mini-essays of this encyclopedic volume also trace the historical development and cultural relevance of such iconic New York thoroughfares as Fifth Avenue, Wall Street, Park Avenue, and Broadway. This thoroughly updated edition brings the Atlas up to the present, including three all-new two-page spreads on Rudolph Giuliani's New York, the revival of Forty-second Street, and the rebuilding of Ground Zero. A fascinating chronicle of the life of a metropolis, the handsome second edition of "The Historical Atlas of New York City provides a vivid and unique perspective on the nation's cultural capital.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 7/1/2005
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Eric Homberger is reader in English and American Studies at the University of East Anglia.
|Dutch new amsterdam 1610-1664|
|British New York 1664-1783|
|Rebuilding the city 1783-1825|
|The age of "go ahead" 1825-1860|
|"New York will be alive ..." 1860-1898|
|Greater New York 1898-1945|
|Cultural capital 1945-2004|