is one of the five boroughs that make up the City of New
York. It was during the 1920s that Brooklyn experienced
some monumental changes in the early motorized world of
cars, trucks, buses, and trains. In this decade, Brooklyn saw
the construction of the world's largest promenade, the Coney
Island Boardwalk, as well as the construction of most of the
homes that still exist in Brooklyn. The 1920s also brought
Brooklyn's sewers and paved roads. Slowly but surely, farms
and gardens began to vanish in the name of progress. Brooklyn
became a refuge for many. It offered the opportunity for
peaceful living in a growing urban society.
Discover the people and places of Brooklyn in a decade of
growth and prosperity, and travel back to the beginnings of
a diverse community with a rich ethnic heritage. Join Eric
Ierardi in this celebration of a unique American city with a
fascinating past. Brooklyn in the 1920s is sure to appeal to both
residents and newcomers and will serve as a valuable tool in
teaching the history of Brooklyn to future generations.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
Brooklyn in the 1920s is a vivid collection of images of one of the most progressive periods in the history of Brooklyn, New York. Originally a city unto itself and at one time the fourth largest in America, Brooklyn became a borough of New York in 1898. Historian and educator Eric Ierardi explores the colorful past of this ever growing community in an unprecedented pictorial collection.