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A History of New York City to 1898

By Mike Wallace, Edwin G. Burrows



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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, racoons, beavers, otters and foxes. Today it is the city 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 work of history 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.

Product code: 9780195140491

ISBN 9780195140491
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H254xW179xS55
Series The History of NYC Series
No. Of Pages 1408
Publisher Oxford University Press Inc
Drawing on the work of hundreds of scholars who have re-examined New York's past, the authors weave together diverse histories - of sex and sewer systems, finance and architecture, immigration and politics, poetry and crime - into a single narrative tapestry that reads like a fast paced novel.