Brooklyn In The 1920's, New York (Images of America Series)

Brooklyn In The 1920's, New York (Images of America Series)

by Eric J. Ierardi
     
 


Now home to approximately 2.5 million people, Brooklyn

is one of the five boroughs that make up the City of New

York. It was during the 1920s that Brooklyn experienced

some monumental changes in the early motorized world of

cars, trucks, buses, and trains. In this decade, Brooklyn saw

the construction of the world's largest promenade, the Coney

Island

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Now home to approximately 2.5 million people, Brooklyn

is one of the five boroughs that make up the City of New

York. It was during the 1920s that Brooklyn experienced

some monumental changes in the early motorized world of

cars, trucks, buses, and trains. In this decade, Brooklyn saw

the construction of the world's largest promenade, the Coney

Island Boardwalk, as well as the construction of most of the

homes that still exist in Brooklyn. The 1920s also brought

Brooklyn's sewers and paved roads. Slowly but surely, farms

and gardens began to vanish in the name of progress. Brooklyn

became a refuge for many. It offered the opportunity for

peaceful living in a growing urban society.

Discover the people and places of Brooklyn in a decade of

growth and prosperity, and travel back to the beginnings of

a diverse community with a rich ethnic heritage. Join Eric

Ierardi in this celebration of a unique American city with a

fascinating past. Brooklyn in the 1920s is sure to appeal to both

residents and newcomers and will serve as a valuable tool in

teaching the history of Brooklyn to future generations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738590059
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/25/1998
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Brooklyn in the 1920s is a vivid collection of images of one of the most progressive periods in the history of Brooklyn, New York. Originally a city unto itself and at one time the fourth largest in America, Brooklyn became a borough of New York in 1898. Historian and educator Eric Ierardi explores the colorful past of this ever growing community in an unprecedented pictorial collection.

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