×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

New York City: A Short History / Edition 2
     

New York City: A Short History / Edition 2

by George J. Lankevich
 

See All Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0814751865

ISBN-13: 9780814751862

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: New York University Press

From its origins as a primitive Dutch outpost to the sprawling urban complex it is today, the defining characteristic of New York has been constant, dramatic, and rapid change.Formerly published as An American Metropolis, this new edition features a new preface in which Lankevich discusses the impact of the events of September 11 on the city, as well as an updated

Overview

From its origins as a primitive Dutch outpost to the sprawling urban complex it is today, the defining characteristic of New York has been constant, dramatic, and rapid change.Formerly published as An American Metropolis, this new edition features a new preface in which Lankevich discusses the impact of the events of September 11 on the city, as well as an updated final chapter on the Giuliani administration. By understanding the history of New York, we obtain a vital sense of what America was, is, and can become.

Author Biography: George Lankevich is Professor Emeritus at the Bronx Community College, CUNY. He has written more than thirty books and contributed essays to the Encyclopedia of New York City and the Encyclopedia Britannica. His most recent works are Postcards from Times Square and Postcards from Manhattan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814751862
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
720,755
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

1. New Amsterdam Becomes New York

2. An English Town Becomes an American City

3. National Capital City

4. Building a Modern City

5. The Age of the Bosses

6. America’s First Metropolis

7. Governing the World’s Greatest City

8. The La Guardia Era

9. The Long Slide

10. Disaster and Rebirth

11. Contemporary New York

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews