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Historic Photos of Hoboken

Historic Photos of Hoboken

by Joe Czachowski
     
 

The history of Hoboken, New Jersey, is an American blue-collar success story. Once a riverside getaway for New Yorkers, the port city of Hoboken developed to become an integral part of the economic system of the entire area. With the city’s growth came immigrants who found work in the shipping, manufacturing, and transportation industries, and who placed

Overview

The history of Hoboken, New Jersey, is an American blue-collar success story. Once a riverside getaway for New Yorkers, the port city of Hoboken developed to become an integral part of the economic system of the entire area. With the city’s growth came immigrants who found work in the shipping, manufacturing, and transportation industries, and who placed their stamp on the city’s evolving culture. Hoboken became a draw for the many in other countries who yearned for that breath of fresh air on America’s golden shores. In dramatic black-and-white, Historic Photos of Hoboken tells the story of this hardworking city on the Hudson River. Included are evocative views of nineteenth-century schools, churches, and storefront businesses; images of brave soldiers ready for service in World War I; and scenes of both economic vitality and sometimes tragedy in a city tied to the waterfront. Through its words and images, Historic Photos of Hoboken pays tribute to the resilience of this vibrant American city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596524439
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/18/2008
Series:
Historic Photos Series
Pages:
206
Sales rank:
1,246,639
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Joe Czachowski grew up in Newark, New Jersey, and attended Kean University, leaving after one year. He worked in Belleville, New Jersey, for twenty years in quality control before the company relocated. Upon receiving a grant to continue his education, he graduated in 2000 with a BA in History. Following his wife's passing, he returned to school and graduated in 2003 with a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. He worked as a graduate assistant on an oral history project dealing with Vietnam veterans and used his interviews to make a documentary film as his thesis, titled "Vietnam; Much Confusion, the Search for Relief." Prior to graduation he was asked to teach, a policy usually not followed at the university. He has been an adjunct professor in the History Department ever since. He resides in New Jersey with his son Kevin, and his cat, Lacey.

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