The Historical Atlas of New York City: A Visual Celebration of 400 Years of New York City's History / Edition 2

The Historical Atlas of New York City: A Visual Celebration of 400 Years of New York City's History / Edition 2

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by Eric Homberger, Alice Hudson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0805078428

ISBN-13: 9780805078428

Pub. Date: 07/01/2005

Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.

A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book

The rich and eminently browsable visual guide to the history of New York, in an all-new
second edition

The Historical Atlas of New York City, second edition, takes us, neighborhood by neighborhood, through four hundred years of Gotham's rich past, describing such crucial events as the

Overview

A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book

The rich and eminently browsable visual guide to the history of New York, in an all-new
second edition

The Historical Atlas of New York City, second edition, takes us, neighborhood by neighborhood, through four hundred years of Gotham's rich past, describing such crucial events as the city's initial settlement of 270 people in thirty log houses; John Jacob Astor's meteoric rise from humble fur trader to the richest, most powerful man in the city; and the fascinating ethnic mixture that is modern Queens. The full-color maps, charts, photographs, drawings, and mini-essays of this encyclopedic volume also trace the historical development and cultural relevance of such iconic New York thoroughfares as Fifth Avenue, Wall Street, Park Avenue, and Broadway. This thoroughly updated edition brings the Atlas up to the present, including three all-new two-page spreads on Rudolph Giuliani's New York, the revival of Forty-second Street, and the rebuilding of Ground Zero.

A fascinating chronicle of the life of a metropolis, the handsome second edition of The Historical Atlas of New York City provides a vivid and unique perspective on the nation's cultural capital.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805078428
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Edition description:
Revised and Updated Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
142,818
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 10.58(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Hilly Island 10
Chapter 2: Dutch new Amsterdam 1610-1664 20
Chapter 3: British New York 1664-1783 34
Chapter 4: Rebuilding the city 1783-1825 54
Chapter 5: The age of "go ahead" 1825-1860 70
Chapter 6: "New York will be alive ..." 1860-1898 90
Chapter 7: Greater New York 1898-1945 114
Chapter 8: Cultural capital 1945-2004 146

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The Historical Atlas of New York City: A Visual Celebration of 400 Years of New York City's History 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm enjoying this wonderfully illustrated and written work immensely!
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corgi247 More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully concise edition with lots of info. So many of the familiar NYC names and places are Anglicized versions of the original Dutch.A city always on the move. Good book!
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