Picturing New York: The City from Its Beginnings to the Present

Picturing New York: The City from Its Beginnings to the Present

by Gloria Deak, Gloria Deak
     
 

In this lavishly illustrated volume of historical vignettes, Deák charts the birth and development of this incomparable city. Each of the fourteen essays explores a different facet of New York's history, ranging from the religious pluralism it enjoyed as a scruffy Atlantic trading post, the marketing and merchandising that propelled its growth, to the rise

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In this lavishly illustrated volume of historical vignettes, Deák charts the birth and development of this incomparable city. Each of the fourteen essays explores a different facet of New York's history, ranging from the religious pluralism it enjoyed as a scruffy Atlantic trading post, the marketing and merchandising that propelled its growth, to the rise of the arts, literature, architecture, and sports.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231107280
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2000
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.82(w) x 7.46(h) x 0.99(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PrefaceOne - A MULTIPLE BIRTH - The European Discovery and Naming of Manhattan: Angoulême, New Amsterdam, New York, New Orange, and Forever After, New YorkTwo - A MULTIRELIGIOUS DESTINY - The Early Establishment of Religious Pluralism in Churches and SchoolsThree - SEAFARING SPLENDOR - The Shaping of New York's Destiny as a World-Class SeaportFour - MERCHANT PRINCES - The Lure of Marketing, Merchandising, and MoneymakingFive - PEOPLING NEW YORK - Asia, Europe, and Africa TransplantedSix - A CITY OF CONTRASTS - Ascent of the Rich and Struggles of the PoorSeven - BROADWAY - The Metamorphosis of a Manhattan StreetEight - BROOKLYN AND STATEN ISLAND - The People, Parks, and AmbienceNine - THE BRONX AND QUEENS - The People, Parks and AmbienceTen - POLITICIANS FOR ALL SEASONS - Peter Stuyvesant, Thomas Dongan, Fernando Wood, and Fiorello La GuardiaEleven - TRIUMPHS OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN ENGINEERING - Buildings, Bridges, Parks, and the City's UndergroundTwelve - PAINTING, THEATER, MUSIC, AND DANCE - New York's Rise as an International Center in All Phases of the ArtsThirteen - COMMUNICATION AS ART AND AS INDUSTRY - Literature, Newspapers, Printing, and PublishingFourteen - SPORTS FOR ALL SEASONS AND ALL FANS - Take Me Out to the BallgameNotesBibliographyPicture CreditsIndex

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