Radical Walking Tours of New York City

Radical Walking Tours of New York City

by Bruce Kayton, Pete Seeger

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609800420
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 4 MB

About 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword9
Preface to the Second Edition11
Acknowledgments15
Introduction19
Greenwich Village21
Greenwich Village I Tour23
Greenwich Village II Tour45
Greenwich Village III Tour57
The East Village71
East Village I Tour73
East Village II Tour85
Chelsea99
Chelsea-Ladies' Mile Tour101
Wall Street115
Wall Street Area Tour117
The Lower East Side137
Lower East Side I Tour139
Lower East Side II Tour153
City Hall165
City Hall Area Tour167
Harlem181
Harlem Tour183
Central Park205
Central Park Tour207
Other Important Sites in the Park220
About the Author221

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