Radical Walking Tours of New York City [NOOK Book]

Overview

Traditional walking tours of New York enshrine the wealthy and war heroes by emphasizing what they’ve left behind. Rarely seen are those buried in their wake—those who fought the power, pushing for a better world. In Radical Walking Tours of New York Bruce Kayton leads us to monuments of those other heroes.
Through Kayton’s lens, the history of all hitherto existing neighborhoods is the history of class struggles, civil rights battles, and ...
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Radical Walking Tours of New York City

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Overview

Traditional walking tours of New York enshrine the wealthy and war heroes by emphasizing what they’ve left behind. Rarely seen are those buried in their wake—those who fought the power, pushing for a better world. In Radical Walking Tours of New York Bruce Kayton leads us to monuments of those other heroes.
Through Kayton’s lens, the history of all hitherto existing neighborhoods is the history of class struggles, civil rights battles, and labor movements; these twelve tours provide as many exciting, provocative, and educational afternoons.
You can visit, for instance, Emma Goldman’s long-time home in the East Village, Langston Hughes’s house in Harlem, the site of Mabel Dodge’s salon o the apartment in which John Reed worked on Ten Days That Shook the World, and the site of Margaret Sanger’s first birth control clinic.
From Battery Park to Harlem, from the Lower East Side to Central Park, Bruce Kayton’s tours provide a new perspective on the history of both New York City and American radicalism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609800420
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

BRUCE KAYTON has been a political activist for over thirty years. He has appeared on National Public Radio, WNYC-Radio and WBAI-Radio, and taught at the New School University and the Jewish Radical Education Project. His Radical Walking Tours Web site (http://www.he.net/~radtours) receives more than 10,000 hits per year. Kayton lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Preface to the Second Edition 11
Acknowledgments 15
Introduction 19
Greenwich Village 21
Greenwich Village I Tour 23
Greenwich Village II Tour 45
Greenwich Village III Tour 57
The East Village 71
East Village I Tour 73
East Village II Tour 85
Chelsea 99
Chelsea-Ladies' Mile Tour 101
Wall Street 115
Wall Street Area Tour 117
The Lower East Side 137
Lower East Side I Tour 139
Lower East Side II Tour 153
City Hall 165
City Hall Area Tour 167
Harlem 181
Harlem Tour 183
Central Park 205
Central Park Tour 207
Other Important Sites in the Park 220
About the Author 221
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