Jamaica, New York (Images of America Series)

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Jamaica, Queens, has long occupied a commanding position in the political, social, and industrial life of Queens County. Indigenous people created a trail, used by various tribes to trade furs and other goods, through the woods that later became Jamaica Avenue, the main street of the village. Jamaica was witness to the evolution of change, receiving a charter from Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1656, becoming an English colony in 1664, and winning freedom in the American Revolution with the Jamaica Minutemen....

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Overview

Jamaica, Queens, has long occupied a commanding position in the political, social, and industrial life of Queens County. Indigenous people created a trail, used by various tribes to trade furs and other goods, through the woods that later became Jamaica Avenue, the main street of the village. Jamaica was witness to the evolution of change, receiving a charter from Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1656, becoming an English colony in 1664, and winning freedom in the American Revolution with the Jamaica Minutemen. The area is richly steeped in history: George Washington slept here; and Walt Whitman, Susan B. Anthony, Rufus King, Jacob Riis, and many more have left their mark on Jamaica. Jamaica is an astounding visual journey documenting the unique history of this remarkable community over more than 350 years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738574264
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 5/2/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 779,403
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

The Aquinas Honor Society of the Immaculate Conception School, a group of young students, is under the direction of award-winning teacher, author, and local historian Carl Ballenas. They previously partnered on the book Jamaica Estates. Ballenas is also the coauthor of Richmond Hill and Maple Grove Cemetery.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 From the Beginning: Influenced by the Past 9

2 People, Places, and Events: Marking a Place in Time 19

3 On the Streets: All Roads Lead to Jamaica 73

4 Leaving an Impression: Making Jamaica Unique 79

5 Jamaica's Offspring: Dearest Treasures 101

6 Jamaica's Vision: Looking to the Future 123

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