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At the Edge of a Dream: The Story of Jewish Immigrants on New York's Lower East Side, 1880-1920
by Lawrence J. Epstein
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc. 2007
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While almost every Jew in America is from a family that came from Eastern Europe to New York's Lower East Side, surprisingly few really understand the significance of this famous center of Jewish history in culture. In this beautiful book, Lawrence J.... >
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Bad Seeds in the Big Apple: Bandits, Killers and Chaos in New York City, 1920-1940
by Patrick Downey
Publisher: Cumberland House 2008
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In the two decades surrounding World War the city of New York reached a monumental peak in violence and lawlessness. With young men and women taking their crimes to new, and often deadly, levels this period was marked by a few short lives that changed... >
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Belly Up to the Bar: Dining with New York City's Top Restaurants Without Reservation(s)
by Joyce Slayton Mitchell
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing 2008
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Bars in New York City are to New Yorkers what pubs in England are to the Brits. Manhattan bars have long been places to meet and greet old and new friends. Tasting the menu of New York's master chefs at the bar has a much shorter history, however. But in... >
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City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York
by Mason B. Williams
Publisher: W.W. Norton 2013
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Faith in Their Own Color: Black Episcopalians in Antebellum New York City
by Craig D. Townsend
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2005
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Louis Miller and Di Warheit ("The Truth"): Yiddishism, Zionism and Socialism in New York, 1905-1915
by Ehud Manor
Publisher: 2012
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Satan's Circus: Murder, Vice, Police Corruption, and New York's Trial of the Century
by Mike Dash
Publisher: Random House 2008
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They called it Satan’s Circus—a square mile of Midtown Manhattan where vice ruled, sin flourished, and depravity danced in every doorway. At the turn of the twentieth century, it was a place where everyone from the chorus girls to the beat cops was... >
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The Northern Borough: A History of The Bronx
by Lloyd Ultan
Publisher: Bronx County Historical Society 2009
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The Northern Borough: A History of The Bronx, the first one-volume history of the borough for general readers to appear since I9I2, has just been published by the Bronx County Historical Society. This comprehensive, illustrated 367-page paperback volume... >
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Trying Leviathan: The Nineteenth-Century New York Court Case That Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature
by D. Graham Burnett
Publisher: Princeton University Press 2007
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In 1818, in a New York City courtroom, the case of Maurice v. Judd posed an apparently straightforward question: Was whale oil fish oil, and therefore subject to state inspection and taxation? As expert witnesses testified, however, the trial quickly... >
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Urban Impressions: The Changing Face of New York in the 1970s
by Marianne Robinson
Publisher: Regent Press 2013
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"21": Everyday Was New Year's Eve: Memoirs of a Saloon Keeper
by H. Peter Kriendler, Harry Paul Jeffers
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing 1999
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he story of New York's 21 Club is the story of American glamour in the twentieth century.
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"21": The Life and Times of New York's Favorite Club
by Marilyn Kaytor
Publisher: Viking Press 1975
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'City Beautiful' Revisited: An Analysis of Nineteenth-Century Civic Improvement Efforts
by Bonj Szczygiel
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2003
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'Equivocal Masculinity: New York Dada in the Context of World War I'
by Amelia Jones
Publisher: Art History 2002
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'Frank Sinatra: The Popular Front and an American Icon
by Gerald Meyer
Publisher: Science & Society 2002
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'Gym Crow Must Go!' Black Student Activism at Columbia University, 1967-1968
by Stefan Bradley
Publisher: Journal of African American History 2003
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'Journeying to 'Old New York': Elite New Yorkers and Their Invention of an Idealized City History in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries,'
by Clifton Hood
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2002
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'No Italian Spoken for the Duration of the War': Language, Italian American Identity, and Cultural Pluralism in the World War II Years
by Nancy C Carnevale
Publisher: Journal of American Ethnic History 2003
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'The Masses are Singing': Insurgency and Song in New York City, 1929-1941
by Marc Endsley Johnson
Publisher: City University of New York 2003
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'This is Harlem Heights': Black Student Power in the 1968 Columbia University Rebellion
by Stefan M. Bradley
Publisher: Afro-Americans in New York Life and History 2008
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Published in the journal Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, vol. 32, no. 1, January 2008, 99-122.
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'W.E.B. Du Bois and Jews: A Lifetime of Opposing Anti-Semitism'
by Benjamin Sevitch
Publisher: Journal of African American History 2002
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'White Ethnic' New York: Jews and Catholics in Post-War Gotham, 1945-1970
by Joshua Michael Zeitz
Publisher: Brown University 2002
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100 Years of Wall Street
by Charles R. Geist; Foreword Richard A. Grasso
Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL 1999
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Financial ups and downs are only part of the 20th century saga of Wall Street. The street symbolizes the historic triumphs, failures and excesses of capitalism, but it has also been the scene of great human achievements and epic tragedies. Like America... >
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101 Cool Buildings: The Best of New York City Architecture 1999-2009
by Richard McMillan
Publisher: Booksurge LLC 2009
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A visual guidebook to 101 projects over the past ten years embracing innovative architectural design, as opposed to the emphasis on preservation which prevailed through much of the 1990s. This survey illustrates projects that have pushed the... >
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1185 Park Avenue: A Memoir
by Anne Richardson Roiphe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster 1999
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From National Book Award nominee Anne Roiphe comes this moving memoir of growing up in a wealthy Jewish home with a family who had money, status, culture -- everything but happiness. While the nation was at war abroad, Roiphe, who was coming of age... >
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1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York
by Lyle Spatz
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press 2010
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At the dawn of the roaring twenties, baseball was struggling to overcome two of its darkest moments: the death of a player during a Major League game and the revelations of the 1919 Black Sox scandal. At this critical juncture for baseball, two teams... >
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19th Century New York City's Complicity with Slavery: The Case for Reparations,
by Alan Singer
Publisher: Negro Educational Review 2003
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212 Views of Central Park: Experiencing New York City's Jewel from Every Angle
by Michael Hales, Sandee Brawarsky, Mick Hales, David Hartman
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang 2002
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A glorious souvenir of Manhattan's unique urban arcadia, 212 Views of Central Park shows the Park from every vantage point of its 843 acres, through every season. The book shares the experience of being in Central Park with out-of-town visitors and New... >
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25 To Life: The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth
by Leslie Crocker Snyder, Tom Shachtman
Publisher: Warner Books 2002
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Snyder recalls that, shortly after she began working as an assistant prosecutor in Manhattan, "I began to understand that there was, indeed, pure evil in this world." Although she now serves as a trial court judge, that early insight continues to temper... >
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722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York
by Clifton Hood
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 1995
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New York City's rapid transit system, the longest in the world, was built between 1904 and 1940, and initially was operated as three separate lines (Interborough Rapid Transit, or IRT; Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit, or BMT; and the Independent System, or... >
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740 Park: The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building
by Michael Gross
Publisher: Broadway 2006
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97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement
by Jane Ziegelman
Publisher: HarperCollins 2010
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In 97 Orchard, Jane Ziegelman explores the culinary life that was the heart and soul of New York’s Lower East Side around turn of the 20th century—a city within a city where Germans, Irish, Italians, and Eastern European Jews attempted to forge a new... >
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A Battle For The Soul Of New York: Reverend Charles Parkhurst's Crusade Against Police Corruption, Vice, And Tammany Hall, 1892-1895
by Warren Sloat
Publisher: Cooper Square Press 2002
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This book is the first-ever history of the exploits of a forgotten American hero, the Rev. Charles H. Parkhurst (1842-1933), and of his crusade against the crooked New York City Police Department and the political organization behind it. In 1892... >
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A Brief History of the Recent Future
by David Manning
Publisher: dhm imPRESSions 2010
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Written in 1975 with the idea of satirizing the present by forecasting the most bizarre imaginable future, A Brief History of the Recent Future is a “verbally-animated cartoon” tracing the evolution of a final conflict between ganic garbage and... >
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A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century
by Witold Rybczynski
Publisher: Scribner Book Company 1999
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Rarely are biographer and subject so well-matched as in Witold Rybczynski's seminal biography of the great nineteenth century landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. In such classic works as Home: The Short History of an Idea and City Life,... >
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A Consumer's Republic: The Politics Of Mass Consumption In Postwar America
by Lizabeth Cohen
Publisher: Vintage Books 2003
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After WWII, Americans' lives were shaped by economic, political, social and cultural structures premised on the notion that mass consumption would bring widespread prosperity and social equality. In an ideal America, mass consumption would "provide jobs,... >
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A Covenant with Color: Race and Social Power in Brooklyn 1636-1990
by Craig Steven Wilder
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2001
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Spanning three centuries of Brooklyn history from the colonial period to the present, "A Covenant with Color" exposes the intricate relations of dominance and subordination that have long characterized the relative social positions of white and black... >
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A Factious People: Politics and Society in Colonial New York
by Patricia U. Bonomi
Publisher: Columbia University Press 1973
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A Few Great Men, Or How to Get Things Done in New York City
by Amy G. Richter
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2004
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A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York
by Tony Michels
Publisher: Harvard University Press 2006
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In a compelling history of the Jewish community in New York during four decades of mass immigration, Tony Michels examines the defining role of the Yiddish socialist movement in the American Jewish experience. The movement, founded in the 1880s, was... >
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A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties
by Suze Rotolo
Publisher: Thorndike Pr 2008
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"A Freewheelin' Time" is Suze Rotolo's firsthand, eyewitness, participant-observer account of the immensely creative and fertile years of the 1960s, just before the circus was in full swing and Bob Dylan became the anointed ringmaster. It chronicles the... >
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A Garden in the City: The History of America's First Garden and Cooperative Apartment Community
by Daniel Karatzas
Publisher: Jackson Heights Beautification Group 1990
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A Guide to Gangsters, Murderers and Weirdos of New York City's Lower East Side
by Eric Ferrara
Publisher: History Press 2009
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ew York's Lower East Side is the Birthplace of everything from organized crime to anarchist movements. In the nineteenth century, an influx of struggling immigrants seeking opportunity met the harsh realities of industrialization. Poverty and squalor... >
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A History of Housing in New York City
by Richard Plunz
Publisher: Columbia University Press 1990
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The French architect Le Corbusier once described New York as "a magnificent catastrophe." Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century as the nation's "metropolis"' New York has faced the most challenging housing problems of any American city, but... >
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A House On The Heights
by Truman Capote
Publisher: Little Bookroom 2002
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The tranquil life Truman Capote led in the quiet enclave of Brooklyn Heights in the 1950s and 1960s stood in sharp contrast to the glittering scene he adored in Manhattan. Intimate and wry, A House on the Heights vividly evokes the neighborhood that... >
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A Journey Into Dorothy Parker's New York
by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, Marion Meade
Publisher: Roaring Forties Press 2005
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Taking the reader through the New York that inspired, and was in turn inspired by, the formidable Mrs. Parker, this guide uses rarely seen archival photographs from her life to illustrate Dorothy Parker's development as a writer, a formidable wit, and a... >
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A Legend In The Making: The New York Yankees In 1939
by Richard J Tofel
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee 2002
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Here is the story of perhaps the greatest team in baseball history and of one of the game's most remarkable seasons. With Babe Ruth having retired but Lou Gehrig still in his prime, the Yankees in 1939 won their fourth consecutive world series — and... >
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A Maritime History of New York
by WPA Writers' Project
Publisher: Going Coastal, Inc. 2004
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Republication of a seminal work about New York City’s waterfront which begins with the formation of New York Harbor in the Ice Age and covers the history of the great seaport through when the book was first published in 1941. The Going Coastal edition... >
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A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic
by David Dinkins
Publisher: 2013
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A Modern Arcadia: Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and the Plan for Forest Hills Gardens
by Susan L. Klaus
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press 2001
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An illustrated history of one of America's most notable experiments in urban design, built in the early twentieth century.
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A Moment in the Sun
by John Sayles
Publisher: McSweeney's 2011
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It's 1897, and the world seems on the verge of offering its outcasts a new kind of opportunity. Hod Brackenridge has turned his back on years spent working for the mining concerns to follow news of gold to the Yukon; Clarence Rice, sentenced to hard... >
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A New Deal for New York
by Mike Wallace
Publisher: Bell & Weiland Publishers/Gotham Center Books 2002
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Hailed in the New York Observer as a "utopian gesture in a city that has been mired in grim realities, " A New Deal for New York is a stirring call-to-arms from the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mike Wallace. Written with the same verve and gusto of... >
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A Pickpocket's Tale: The Underworld of Nineteenth-Century New York
by Timothy J. Gilfoyle
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company 2007
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In George Appo's world, child pickpockets swarmed the crowded streets, addicts drifted in furtive opium dens, and expert swindlers worked the lucrative green-goods game. On a good night Appo made as much as a skilled laborer made in a year. Bad nights... >
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A Plague on Your Houses: How New York Was Burned Down and National Public Health Crumbled
by Deborah Wallace
Publisher: Verso 1999
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A Plague on Your Houses is a scorching indictment of the decision to close fire companies in New York City and a frightening study of the way misguided and malevolent social policy can spark a chain reaction of enormous and unforeseen urban collapse.
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A Precinct of Their Own: The New York City Women's Precinct, 1921-1923
by Dorothy Moses Schulz
Publisher: New York History 2004
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A Rich Man's Guide to Social Climbing: Philanthropy As a Bourgeois Behavioral Pattern in Nineteenth-Century New York
by Thomas Adam
Publisher: Journal of Arts Management, Law, & Society 2002
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A Rumor of Revolt: The "Great Negro Plot" in Colonial New York
by Thomas J. Davis
Publisher: Univ. of Massachusetts Press 1990
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A Short and Remarkable History of New York City
by Jane Mushabac
Publisher: Fordham University Press 1999
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With close to 1,500 entries on a fast-paced timeline, and with illustrations from the collection of The Museum of the City of New York, this informative book tells the history of the past five centuries in New York City. A Short and Remarkable History... >
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A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York
by Anjelica Huston
Publisher: Baker & Taylor 2013
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A Tale of Three Global Ghettos: How Arnold Hirsch Helps Us Internationalize U.S. Urban History
by Nightingale Carl H
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2003
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A Tale of Two Cities: Santo Domingo and New York after 1950
by Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof
Publisher: Princeton University Pres 2008
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In the second half of the twentieth century Dominicans became New York City's largest, and poorest, new immigrant group. They toiled in garment factories and small groceries, and as taxi drivers, janitors, hospital workers, and nannies. By 1990, one of... >
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A Thing (or Two) about Curtis and Camilla
by Nick Fowler
Publisher: Vintage Books USA 2003
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From the moment her daschund humped his leg on a Soho street, aspiring rock star/subway performer Curtis Birnbaum knew he was a goner. He sensed Camilla was a woman who would equally inspire and terrify him. And, miraculously, his ploys for her affection... >
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith
Publisher: Perennial (HarperCollins) 1998
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The American classic about a young girl's coming of age at the turn of the century. "A profoundly moving novel, and an honest and true one. It cuts right to the heart of life...If you miss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn you will deny yourself a rich... >
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A True Story: A Cuban in New York
by Miguel Barnet, trans. by Regina Galasso
Publisher: 1986
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Miguel Barnet’s A True Story is based on the life of Julián Mesa, a Cuban living in New York City. The novel spans the years between the 1930s to the 1980s as the protagonist moves from Cuba to the US. Throughout the novel Julián, a building... >
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A Vast and Fiendish Plot: The Confederate Attack on New York City
by Clint Johnson
Publisher: Kensington Press 2010
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Six Confederate officers tried to set fire to 20 Broadway hotels on the Friday after Thanksgiving 1864. They failed miserably, but they could have burned down the city had they only scouted better targets such as the turpentine and camphene distilleries,... >
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A Voice from Old New York: A Memoir of My Youth
by Louis Auchincloss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010
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The Gothamist By Sarah Towers (from the New York Times, Dec. 24, 2010) Early in Edith Wharton’s “House of Mirth,” Lily Bart is offered some wisdom about how to live in the dazzling yet potentially deadening realm of the rich and well born:... >
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Abandoned: Foundlings in Nineteenth-Century New York City
by Julie Miller
Publisher: NYU Press 2008
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In the nineteenth century, foundlings—children abandoned by their desperately poor, typically unmarried mothers, usually shortly after birth—were commonplace in European society. There were asylums in every major city to house abandoned babies, and... >
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ABC No Rio Dinero: The Story of a Lower East Side Art Gallery
by Alan Moore, Marc H. Miller
Publisher: ABC No Rio with Collaborative Projects 1985
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Act Of Creation: The Founding Of The United Nations: A Story Of Superpowers, Secret Agents, Wartime Allies And Enemies, And Their Quest For A Peaceful World
by Stephen C Schlesinger
Publisher: Westview Press 2003
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When President Roosevelt died in April 1945, the plans for a United Nations suddenly fell into peril. Many wondered if the unassuming new president from Independence, Mo., would postpone the long-planned San Francisco conference scheduled to begin in two... >
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Acts of Enforcement : The New York City Election of 1870
by David Quigley
Publisher: Journal of American History 2002
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Advocating the Man: Masculinity, Organized Labor, and the Household in New York, 1800-1840
by Joshua R. Greenberg
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2008
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Aerosol Kingdom: Subway Painters of New York City
by Ivor Miller
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi 2001
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Derided as graffiti by outsiders, hailed as "writing" by the artists themselves, spray-can art glowed as a whole new art genre in the 1970s. Its practitioners made New York City's subway cars their moving canvas. Though helpless in checking its... >
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African American Women and Christian Activism: New York's Black YWCA, 1905-1945
by Judith Weisenfeld
Publisher: Harvard University Press 1998
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African Or American?: Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861
by Leslie M. Alexander
Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2008
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During the early national and antebellum eras, black leaders in New York City confronted the tenuous nature of Northern emancipation. Despite the hope of freedom, black New Yorkers faced a series of sociopolitical issues including the persistence of... >
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African-American Mothers in New York City, 1827-1877
by Jane E. Dabel
Publisher: Afro-Americans in New York Life and History 2003
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After The Ball: Gilded Age Secrets, Boardroom Betrayals, And The Party That Ignited The Great Wall Street Scandal Of 1905
by Patricia Beard
Publisher: Harper Perennial 2004
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After the Ball is the story of the dramatic events of 1905, when James Hazen Hyde, the flamboyant young heir to the majority shares in the billion-dollar Equitable Life Assurance Society, became the central figure in the most far-reaching financial... >
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After the Fall: New Yorkers Remember September 2001 and the Years that Followed
by Catherine Ellis, Stephen Drury Smith
Publisher: New Press 2011
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Published to mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, After the Fall is a landmark oral history drawn from the celebrated collection of 9/11 interviews at Columbia University. Within days of 9/11, Columbia’s Oral... >
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After the World Trade Center: Rethinking NYC
by Michael Sorkin
Publisher: Routledge 2002
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The September 11 attacks transformed all of New York City, not just the historic financial district of Lower Manhattan. In AFTER THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, the eminent social critics Michael Sorkin and Sharon Zukin call on eighteen of New York's best... >
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Age of Consent Law and the Making of Modern Childhood in New York City, 1886-1921
by Stephen Robertson
Publisher: Journal of Social History 2002
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Al Capone: A Biography
by Luciano J Iorizzo
Publisher: Greenwood Press 2003
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For more than 70 years, the name Al Capone has been equated with wealth, violence, and corruption. This concise biography helps separate the myth from the man, and is a perfect starting place for students interested in the man known as "Scarface, " who... >
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Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow
Publisher: Penguin Books 2004
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Building on biographies by Richard Brookhiser and Willard Sterne Randall, Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton provides what may be the most comprehensive modern examination of the often overlooked Founding Father. From the start, Chernow argues that... >
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Alexander Hamilton, American
by Richard Brookhiser
Publisher: Simon and Schuster 2000
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Alexander Hamilton is one of the least understood, most important, and most impassioned and inspiring of the founding fathers. At last Hamilton has found a modern biographer who can bring him to full-blooded life; Richard Brookhiser. In these pages,... >
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Alfred E. Smith, The Happy Warrior
by Christopher M Finan
Publisher: Hill and Wang 2002
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Alfred E. Smith lost the 1928 presidential election by a landslide. Herbert Hoover and the Republicans sailed into office on a wave of prosperity, the promise of a chicken in every pot, and the support of the Ku Klux Klan. The brash, Catholic... >
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Alfred H. Barr, Jr., And The Intellectual Origins Of The Museum Of Modern Art
by Sybil Gordon Kantor
Publisher: MIT Press 2003
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Growing up with the twentieth century, Alfred Barr (1902-1981), founding director of the Museum of Modern Art, harnessed the cataclysm that was modernism. In this book--part intellectual biography, part institutional history--Sybil Gordon Kantor tells... >
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Alfred Stieglitz: An American Seer
by Dorothy Norman
Publisher: Aperture 1990
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Norman draws upon her own close association with Stieglitz (1864-1946) and upon his own words (many of which she herself recorded) to present a warm portrait of the great photographer who was a focal figure of the modern art movement in America. Includes... >
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All Around the Town: Amazing Manhattan Facts and Curiosities
by Patrick Bunyan
Publisher: Fordham University Press 1999
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Where in Manhattan did Washington sleep? Where was Teddy Roosevelt born? Where di John Tyler get married? Where did James Monroe die? Where did Lincoln and Grant lie in state? These Manhattan presidential sites are among more than 2,000 fascinating... >
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All Hopped up and Ready to Go: Music from the Streets of New York, 1927-77
by Tony Fletcher
Publisher: W.W. Norton 2009
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A penetrating and entertaining exploration of New York’s music scene from Cubop through folk, punk, and hip-hop. From Tony Fletcher, the acclaimed biographer of Keith Moon, comes an incisive history of New York’s seminal music scenes and their vast... >
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All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene In The 1960s
by Daniel Kane
Publisher: University of California Press 2003
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Kane's volume is the first to tackle the period in New York's downtown literary history most closely tied to the group of poets known as the "Second Generation New York School," including Bernadette Mayer, Ted Berrigan, Ann Waldman, Ron Padgett and Lewis... >
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All the Nations Under Heaven
by Frederick Binder, David Reimers
Publisher: Columbia University Press 1996
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In certain neighborhoods of New York City, an immigrant may live out his or her entire life without even becoming fluent in English. From the Russians of Brooklyn's Brighton Beach to the Dominicans of Manhattan's Washington Heights, New York is arguably... >
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Alone Together: A History of New York's Early Apartments
by Elizabeth Collins Cromley
Publisher: Cornell University Press 1999
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Along Broadway
by Randall Gabrielan
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing 2007
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Broadway, arguably the most famous street in the world, is the only one that runs the full length of Manhattan, which was not always the case. Founded at New Yorks earliest settlement, Broadway was extended in length and evolved in character over the... >
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Alphaville: 1988, Crime, Punishment, and the Battle for New York City's Lower East Side
by Michael Codella
Publisher: McMillan Palgrave 2010
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A raw, gritty memoir—part true-life cop thriller, part unputdownable history of a storied time and place—that will grip you by the throat until the explosive end Alphabet City in 1988 burned with heroin, radicalism, and anti-police sentiment.... >
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Amalgamation, immigration, and the problem of racial and ethnic classification: New York City, 1890--1930
by Teresa Elizabeth Leslie
Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST Mar-05
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America's Greatest Criminal Barracks': The Tombs and the Experience of Criminal Justice in New York City, 18381897
by Timothy J Gilfoyle
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2003
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America's Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York
by ed. by Sam Roberts
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2010
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In a stunning repudiation of the Democratic machine, John V. Lindsay (1921-2000) captured the New York mayoralty in 1965 by promising to rid the city of apathy and corruption and make New York governable again. Over the next eight years, Lindsay presided... >
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American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, The Birth of the "It" Girl and The Crime of the Century.
by Paula Uruburu
Publisher: Penguin Putnam 2008
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The story of Evelyn Nesbit is one of glamour, money, sex, and murder, and Uruburu weaves all of these elements into an elegant narrative that reads like the best fiction--only it's all true. Illustrated.
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American Mafia: A History Of Its Rise To Power
by Thomas A Reppetto
Publisher: H. Holt 2004
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Organized crime—the Italian American kind—has long been a source of popular entertainment and legend. Now Thomas Reppetto provides a balanced history of the Mafia's rise—from the 1880s to the post-WWII era—that is as exciting and readable as it... >
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American Moderns: Bohemian New York and the Creation of a New Century
by Christine Stansell
Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company 2000
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From Publishers Weekly: They were novelists, artists' models, secretaries and chess whizzes; their ranks included Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Margaret Sanger and John Reed. A few were wealthy, many were poor, and they gathered in shabby saloons... >
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American Radio Drama, 1941-1945: War, propaganda, and dramatic method
by Stanley R. Richardson
Publisher: Tufts University 2003
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American Scream: Allen Ginsberg's Howl And The Making Of The Beat Generation
by Jonah Raskin
Publisher: University of California Press 2004
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As he follows the genesis and the evolution of Howl, Jonah Raskin constructs a vivid picture of a poet and an era. He illuminates the development of Beat poetry in New York and San Francisco in the 1950s--focusing on historic occasions such as the first... >
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Americans in Paris: The J. Walter Thompson Company in France, 1927
by Clark Eric Hultquist
Publisher: Enterprise & Society 2003
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Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century
by John F. Kasson
Publisher: Hill & Wang 1978
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Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. "Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an... >
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An Actual Working Out of Internationalism: Russian Politics, Zionism, and Lillian Wald's Ethnic Progressivism
by Marjorie N. Feld
Publisher: Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 2003
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An Architectural Guide To The Metropolis: 15 Walking Tours
by Gerard R. Wolfe
Publisher: McGraw Hill 2003
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You can ride the subway and buses, even take a cruise on the Staten Island Ferry. But the best way to discover the architectural majesty of New York City is the old-fashioned way: on foot! And with McGraw-Hill’s newly expanded New York: 15 Walking... >
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An Immigrant Neighborhood Interethnic and Interracial Encounters in New York before 1930
by Shirley J. Yee
Publisher: Temple University Press 2012
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An Invisible Minority: Brazilians in New York City
by Maxine L. Margolis
Publisher: University of Florida Press 2009
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In the mid-1980s, a relatively new immigrant stream from Brazil began to arrive in New York City. Like other immigrant populations, many of the new arrivals were undocumented, but, unlike other groups, most were from middle-class backgrounds and few... >
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Angels of Mercy:White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum
by William Seraile
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2011
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From its founding in 1836 until 1946, the COA cared for about 15,000 orphans, half-orphans, neglected and deliquent children. It was started by Quakers and attracted the support of the Jays, Murrays, Astors, Roosevelts and others. One of the young men... >
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Appetite City: A Culinary History of New York
by William Grimes
Publisher: McMillan Palgrave 2010
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New York is the greatest restaurant city the world has ever seen. In Appetite City, the former New York Times restaurant critic William Grimes leads us on a grand historical tour of New York’s dining culture. Beginning with the era when simple... >
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Archaeology of New York State
by William A. Ritchie
Publisher: Doubleday 2000
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The only one-volume account of the early peoples of New York State.
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Around Washington Square: An Illustrated History Of Greenwich Village
by Luther S Harris
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2003
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Describing Washington Square, Henry James wrote that it was as if the wine of life had been poured for you, in advance, into some pleasant old punch bowl. Created in 1826 through the visionary efforts of philanthropist and New York City mayor Philip... >
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Arsenic and Clam Chowder: Murder in Gilded Age New York
by James D. Livingston
Publisher: SUNY Press, Excelsior Editions 2010
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Recounts the sensational 1896 Manhattan murder trial of Mary Alice Livingston, who was accused of murdering her mother with an arsenic-laced pail of clam chowder and faced the possibility of becoming the first woman to be executed in New York’s... >
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Art Deco New York
by David Lowe
Publisher: Watson-Guptill 2004
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Art for the Masses: A Radical Magazine & Its Graphics, 1911-1917
by Rebecca Zurier
Publisher: Temple University Press 1988
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As the preeminent left-wing American magazine in the years before WW I, the Masses was not only a forum for writers (John Reed, Carl Sandburg, Sherwood Anderson, Walter Lippmann), but also a "museum without walls." Drawings and cartoons by Ashcan School... >
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Art Of The Steal: Inside The Sotheby's-Christie's Auction House Scandal
by Christopher Mason
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2004
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The Art of the Steal is the explosive inside story--the only book to tell the whole truth and dish the dirt--of one of the most fascinating big-business trials of the new century--the price-fixing scandal that rocked the auction world and put one of the... >
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Art to Educate: A History of Public Art in the New York City Public Schools, 1890-1976
by Michele Cohen
Publisher: City University of New York 2002
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Unpublished dissertation
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Art Work: Women Artists and Democracy in Mid-Nineteenth-Century New York
by April F. Masten
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2008
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This fascinating social history recovers the experiences and aspirations of a forgotten generation of women artists who came to New York between 1850 and 1880, studied at the Cooper Union School of Design for Women, and launched promising careers in the... >
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Art Work: Women Artists and Democracy in Mid-Nineteenth-Century New York
by April F. Masten
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2008
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This fascinating social history recovers the experiences and aspirations of a forgotten generation of women artists who came to New York between 1850 and 1880, studied at the Cooper Union School of Design for Women, and launched promising careers in the... >
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Artists On The Left: American Artists And The Communist Movement, 1926-1956
by Andrew Hemingway
Publisher: Yale University Press 2002
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This remarkable book is the first to examine in abundant detail the relation between visual artists and the American Communist movement during the twentieth century. Andrew Hemingway charts the rise and decline of the Communist Party's influence on art... >
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Asphalt Gods: An Oral History Of The Rucker Tournament
by Vincent M Mallozzi
Publisher: Doubleday 2003
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Highlighting a little-known piece of New York history, Mallozzi, a sports editor at the New York Times, documents the Harlem basketball institution called the Rucker Tournament. Begun in the 1950s by young, Harlem-born Holcombe Rucker, the tournaments... >
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Asphalt Warrior: The Story Of New York City's Fastest Messenger
by Kurt Boone
Publisher: Tasora Book 2011
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"Asphalt Warrior" is a memoir about the life of a veteran New York City Messenger.
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Asphalt Warrior: The Story of New York City's Fastest Messenger
by Kurt Boone
Publisher: Itasca Books 2010
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"Asphalt Warrior" is the true story of one of New York City fastest messengers. In New York City business districts, billions of dollars are traded everyday and power deals are closed every minute.Within the hundreds of skyscrapers there are dedicated... >
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At Sea in the City: New York from the Water's Edge
by William Kornblum
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2002
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New York is a city of few boundaries, a city of well-known streets and blocks that ramble on and on, into our literature, dreams, and nightmares. We know the city by the byways that split it, streets like Broadway and Madison and Flatbush and Delancey.... >
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Automat: The History, Recipes, And Allure Of The Art Deco Masterpieces
by Lorraine B Diehl, Marrianne Hardart
Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Publishers 2002
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A coin-operated glass-and-chrome wonder, Horn & Hardart’s Automats revolutionized the way Americans ate when they opened up in Philadelphia and New York in the early twentieth century. In a country where the industrial revolution had just taken hold,... >
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Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure
by David Freeland
Publisher: NYU Press 2009
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From the lights that never go out on Broadway to its 24-hour subway system, New York City isn’t called "the city that never sleeps" for nothing. Both native New Yorkers and tourists have played hard in Gotham for centuries, lindy hopping in 1930s... >
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Babe Ruth: Launching The Legend
by Jim Reisler
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 2004
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As America's pasttime was still reeling from the Black Sox scandal of 1919, Red Sox player Babe Ruth was traded to the New York Yankees for $125,000. Who could have known that this business transaction would turn the 1920 season into a magical one and... >
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Back Then: Two Lives In 1950's New York
by Anne Bernays, Justin Kaplan
Publisher: Morrow 2002
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Written in two separate voices, here is Anne Bernays's and Justin Kaplan's double memoir: a candid, anecdotal account of two children of privilege, one from New York's East Side, the other from the West Side, who came of age in the transformative 1950s.... >
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Bad Guys Won: A Season Of Brawling, Boozing, Bimbo-Chasing, And Championship Baseball With Straw, Doc, Mookie, Nails, The Kid, And The Rest Of The 1986 Mets, The Rowdiest Team To Put On A New York Uniform, And Maybe The Best
by Jeff Pearlman
Publisher: HarperCollins 2004
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Baseball's last great wild bunch--the world champion 1986 Mets--is immortalized in this rollicking story of the arrogant, insane, rock-and-roll, party-all-night team.
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Bain's New York The City in News Pictures, 1900-1925
by Michael L. Carlebach
Publisher: Dover Pubns 2011
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Offers over one hundred images from the George Grantham Bain collection in the Library of Congress, providing a view of life in New York City during the first quarter of the twentieth century.
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Banished Children of Eve, A Novel of Civil War New York
by Peter Quinn
Publisher: Viking 1994
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Set in New York City during the Civil War years, this first novel echoes with Stephen Foster songs and the disparate voices of its teeming throngs of citizens while focusing on the experience of Irish Catholic immigrants. Quinn offers a strong,... >
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Bargaining for Brooklyn: Community Organizations in the Entrepreneurial City
by Nicole P. Marwell
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press 2007
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When middle-class residents fled American cities in the 1960s and 1970s, government services and investment capital left too. Countless urban neighborhoods thus entered phases of precipitous decline, prompting the creation of community-based... >
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Battleground New York City: Countering Spies, Saboteurs, and Terrorists since 1861
by Thomas A. Reppetto
Publisher: Potomac Books 2011
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Beautiful Bodies
by Laura Cunningham
Publisher: Washington Square Pr 2003
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It has been a while since an "all female novel" rose to the wit of classics penned by Dorothy Parker or Mary McCarthy, but Beautiful Bodies has critics placing Laura Shaine Cunningham in such esteemed and delightful company while extolling the numerous... >
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Becoming American, Being Indian: An Immigrant Community In New York City
by Madhulika S Khandelwal
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2002
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Since the 1960s the number of Indian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States has grown dramatically. During the same period, the make-up of this community has also changed-the highly educated professional elite who came to this... >
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Becoming German: The 1709 Palatine Migration to New York
by Philip Otterness
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2004
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Becoming German tells the intriguing story of the largest and earliest mass movement of German-speaking immigrants to America. The so-called Palatine migration of 1709 began in the western part of the Holy Roman Empire, where perhaps as many as thirty... >
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Beer and Revolution: The German Anarchist Movement in New York City, 1880-1914
by Tom Goyens
Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2007
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Understanding an infamous political movement's grounding in festivity and defiance Beer and Revolutionexamines the rollicking life and times of German immigrant anarchists in New York City from 1880 to 1914. Offering a new approach to an often... >
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Beer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery
by Steve Hindy, Tom Potter, Michael Bloomberg
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons 2005
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What do you get when you cross a journalist and a banker? A brewery, of course."A great city should have great beer. New York finally has, thanks to Brooklyn. Steve Hindy and Tom Potter provided it. Beer School explains how they did it: their mistakes as... >
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Before & After: Stories from New York, Volume 1
by Thomas Beller
Publisher: Mr. Beller's Neighborhood Books 2002
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A collection of essays concerned with New York City before and after the World Trade Center terrorist attacks.
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Before Harlem: The Black Experience in New York City Before World War I
by Marcy S. Sacks
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2006
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Preview this book Preview this book Buy this book Univ of Pennsylvania Press Amazon.com Barnes&Noble.com - $49.95 Books-A-Million BookSense.com Google Product Search Borrow this book Find this book in a library In the years between... >
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Before the Melting Pot: Society and Culture in Colonial New York City, 1664-1730
by Joyce D. Goodfriend
Publisher: Princeton University Press 1995
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From its earliest days under English rule, New York City had an unusually diverse ethnic makeup, with substantial numbers of Dutch, English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Jewish immigrants, as well as a large African-American population. Joyce... >
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Ben Shahn's New York: The Photography of Modern Times
by Ben Shahn, Deborah Martin Kao, Laura Katzman, Jenna Webster
Publisher: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums 2000
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Ben Shahn, renowned painter, muralist, and graphic artist, was also a talented photographer who made documentary street photographs in New York City in the early 1930s. This book is the first to focus on his compelling New York images, showing how he... >
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Berenice Abbott: Changing New York
by Berenice Abbott, Bonnie Yochelson
Publisher: The New Press 1999
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The highly acclaimed, definitive collection of Abbott's popular New York photographs.
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Better Than Gold: An Immigrant Family's First Years in Brooklyn
by Fannie Silver
Publisher: Jewish Heritage Project, Inc. 1998
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Memoir/Jewish American culture. Published posthumously, "Better Than Gold" is a collection of 29 brief stories that recall the life of a young Jewish immigrant girl, Fannie Silver, growing into womanhood in the New York City of the early twentieth... >
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Between Borinquen and the Barrio: Environmental Justice and New York City's Puerto Rican Community, 1969-1972
by Matthew Gandy
Publisher: Antipode 2002
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Between Melting Pot and Mosaic: African Americans and Puerto Ricans in the New York Political Economy
by Andres Torres
Publisher: Temple University Press 1995
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Probing the nature and causes of continuing poverty and inequality among New York City's two largest minoritiesAfrican Americans and Puerto RicansAndrs Torres explores their struggles for economic and political survival through phases of exclusion,... >
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Between Ocean and City: The Transformation of Rockaway, New York
by Lawrence Kaplan and Carol Kaplan
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2003
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Rockaway Beach was once a popular seaside resort in south Queens with a small permanent population. Shortly after World War 11,large parts of this narrow peninsula became some of the worst slums in New York City. A historian who grew up in the community... >
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Beyond the edge: New York's new waterfront
by Raymond Gastil
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press 2002
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Before September 11, 2001, New York City was in the process of transforming its waterfront after decades of neglect. The tragic events of that day brought into sharper focus the issue surrounding the development of the water's edge, along with a host of... >
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Beyond The Lines: Pictorial Reporting, Everyday Life, And The Crisis Of Gilded Age America
by Joshua Brown
Publisher: University of California Press 2002
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In this wonderfully illustrated book, Joshua Brown shows that the wood engravings in the illustrated newspapers of Gilded Age America were more than a quaint predecessor to our own sophisticated media. As he tells the history and traces the influence of... >
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Bikeman: An Epic Poem
by Thomas F. Flynn
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing 2008
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On September 11, 2001, journalist Tom Flynn set off on his bike toward the World Trade Towers not knowing what he was riding into. Bikeman is one man's journey back to the horrors of that day and to the humanity that somehow emerged from the dust and the... >
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Bill-O' and 'the Fox': Linkage and Leverage in Postwar Harlem Politics, 1945
by Durahn Taylor
Publisher: Afro-Americans in New York Life and History 2003
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Biography of a Tenement House in New York City: An Architectural History of 97 Orchard Street
by Andrew Dolkart
Publisher: University of Virginia Press 2006
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"I trace my ancestry back to the Mayflower," writes Andrew S. Dolkart. "Not to the legendary ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620, but to the more prosaic tenement on the southeast corner of East Broadway and Clinton Street... >
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Birth of the Bravest: A History of the New York Fire Department from 1609 to 1887
by A. E. Costello
Publisher: Macmillan 2003
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They are called "the Bravest." They are the New York City Fire Department, ordinary men who put themselves on the line every day to save lives, and this is a chronicle of their early history. "Birth of the Braves traces the history of New York... >
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Black And White Manhattan: The History Of Racial Formation In New York City, 1624-1783
by Thelma Wills Foote
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2003
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Race first emerged as an important ingredient of New York City's melting pot when it was known as New Amsterdam and was a fledgling colonial outpost on the North American frontier. Thelma Wills Foote details the arrival of the first immigrants, including... >
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Black Art and Activism in Postwar New York, 1950-1965
by Rebeccah E Welch
Publisher: New York University 2002
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Black Churches of Brooklyn
by Clarence Taylor
Publisher: Columbia University Press 1996
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Brooklyn's black churches have played a vital role in the borough since the early nineteenth century. Mr. Taylor quotes contemporary newspaper accounts of church events, using descriptions of concerts and lectures to illustrate nuances of class among... >
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Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City
by Carla L. Peterson
Publisher: Yale University Press 2011
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Black Women and Politics in New York City
by Julie A. Gallagher
Publisher: 2012
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Blackout
by James Goodman
Publisher: Macmillan 2005
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On July 13, 1977, there was a blackout in New York City. With the dark came excitement, adventure, and fright in subway tunnels, office towers, busy intersections, high-rise stairwells, hotel lobbies, elevators, and hospitals. There was revelry in bars... >
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Blacks in the Colonial Bronx: A Documentary History
by Lloyd Ultan
Publisher:
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Bloomberg's New York: Class and Governance in the Luxury City
by Julian Brash
Publisher: 2011
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg claims to run the city like a business. In Bloomberg's New York, Julian Brash applies methods from anthropology, geography, and other social science disciplines to examine what that means. He describes the mayor's... >
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Blue notes until dawn: The New York jazz community, 1940--1967
by Barry Tremayne Smith
Publisher: Yale University 2002
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Bonfire of the Vanities
by Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux 1990
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Sherman McCoy, the central figure of Tom Wolfe's first novel, is a young investment banker with a fourteen-room apartment in Manhattan. When he is involved in a freak accident in the Bronx, prosecutors, politicians, the press, the police, the clergy, and... >
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Book Row: An Anecdotal And Pictorial History Of The Antiquarian Book Trade
by Marvin Mondlin, Roy Meador, Madeleine B Stern
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers ; Distributed by Publishers Group West 2004
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The city has eight million stories, and this one unfolds just south of 14th Street in Manhattan, mostly on the seven blocks of Fourth Avenue bracketed by Union Square and Astor Place. There, for nearly eight decades, from the 1890s to the 1960s, thrived... >
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Boricuas In Gotham: Puerto Ricans In The Making Of New York City
by Gabriel Haslip-Viera, Angelo Falc?n, F鬩x V Matos Rodriguez, Antonia Pantoja
Publisher: M. Wiener Publishers 2004
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This new and very important collection of essays reinterprets and updates the history of New York's Puerto Rican community and its leaders from the beginnings of the great migration in the 1940s to the present time. The collection also honors the memory... >
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Born To Steal: Born To Steal: A Life Inside The Wall Street Mafia
by Gary R Weiss
Publisher: Warner Books 2003
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Weiss, a business journalist, tells the fascinating story of Louis Pasciuto, a man "born to steal," who grew up in the Wall Street Mafia, was caught by law enforcement at age 25, and then turned against his former accomplices. With engrossing detail, we... >
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Boss Tweed: The Rise and Fall of the Corrupt Pol who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York
by Kenneth D. Ackerman
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers 2005
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This vibrant, accessible, and altogether captivating new work is a biography of New York's Boss Tweed, the legendary figure who "bribed the state legislature, fixed elections, skimmed money from city contractors, and diverted public funds on a massive... >
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Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope Along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx
by Constance Rosenblum
Publisher: New York University Press 2009
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Stretching over four miles through the center of the West Bronx, the Grand Boulevard and Concourse, known simply as the Grand Concourse, has gracefully served as silent witness to the changing face of the Bronx, and New York City, for a century. Now, to... >
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Branding New York: How a City in Crisis Was Sold to the World
by Miriam Greenberg
Publisher: Routledge 2008
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Branding New York traces the rise of New York City as a brand and the resultant transformation of urban politics and public life. Greenberg addresses the role of 'image' in urban history, showing who produces brands and how, and demonstrates the enormous... >
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Braving The Waves: Rockaway Rises-- And Rises Again
by Kevin Boyle
Publisher: Rising Star Press 2002
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The true story of the community of Rockaway Beach, New York. Hit hard not only by the events of September 11 but also by a horrific passenger jet plane crash just two months later. Tragic and uplifting coincidence, heroism past and present, and an ending... >
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Bread Givers
by Anzia Yezierska
Publisher: Persea Books Inc. 2003
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The classic novel of Jewish immigrants in new trade paperback format and design, with sixteen period photographs. This masterwork of American immigrant literature is set in the 1920s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and tells the story of Sara... >
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Bricks and brownstone: the New York row house, 1783-1929
by Charles Lockwood
Publisher: Rizzoli 2003
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Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Rowhouse 1783–1929 was first published in 1972, and remains the only book ever written on the New York row house. It has been met with impressive critical praise ever since and Rizzoli is proud to publish this... >
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Bringing it All Back Home: An Oral History of New York City’s Vietnam Veterans
by Philip F. Napoli
Publisher: Hill and Wang 2013
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Britton's Botanical Empire: The New York Botanical Garden and American Botany
by Peter Mickulas
Publisher: New York Botanical Garden Press 2007
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Broadway
by Brooks Atkinson
Publisher: Limelight Editions 1974
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Broadway Boogie Woogie: Damon Runyon And The Making Of New York Culture
by Daniel R Schwarz
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan 2003
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While analyzing Damon Runyon’s work in terms of historical contexts, popular culture, and of the changing function of the media, Schwarz argues that Runyon was an indispensible figure in creating enduring images of New York City culture, which spurred... >
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Broadway's Women on Trial: The McCarthy Years
by Milly S. Barranger
Publisher: Journal of American and Drama Theatre 2003
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Bronx Accent: A Literary and Pictorial History of the Borough
by Lloyd Ultan, Barbara Unger
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2000
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This comprehensive book captures The New York borough of The Bronx through the eyes of its writers -- both past literary figures and emerging talents. Vintage photos from The Bronx Historical Society and postcard views from the early decades of the... >
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Bronx Boy: A Memoir
by Jerome Charyn
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books 2002
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A celebrated trilogy is concluded in this final memoir It is hard to imagine a more colorful, wacky, and delightful boyhood than the one noted author Jerome Charyn recounts in his trilogy about growing up in the Bronx of the 1940s and 1950s. In this... >
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Bronx Ecology: Blueprint For A New Environmentalism
by Allen Hershkowitz
Publisher: Island Press 2002
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In 1991, environmental scientist Hershkowitz decided to transform an abandoned railway yard in the South Bronx into a world-scale recycling mill that would take advantage of the 12,600 tons of paper discarded in New York City daily. Ten years later,... >
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Bronx Primitive: Portraits in a Childhood
by Kate Simon
Publisher: Penguin Books 1997
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The classic, unforgettable memoir of a young girl's coming of age, "Bronx Primitive" recalls the vitality of an immigrant neighborhood through the unsentimental eyes of a child. With an unerring eye for detail and an iridescent, clear-eyed prose, Kate... >
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Bronx: Lost, Found, & Remembered, 1935-1975
by Stephen M Samtur
Publisher: Back in the Bronx 1999
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Brooklyn by Name: How the Neighborhoods, Streets, Parks, Bridges and More Got Their Names
by Leonard Benardo and Jennifer Weiss
Publisher: NYU Press 2006
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Brooklyn is: Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes
by James Agee, preface by Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2005
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For the first time in book form—a great writer’s classic celebration of the essence of Brooklyn.In 1939, James Agee was assigned to write an article on Brooklyn for a special issue of Fortune on New York City. The draft was rejected for “creative... >
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Brooklyn Navy Yard
by John Bartlestone
Publisher: powerHouse Cultural Entertainment, Inc. 2009
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New York City's largest and oldest industrial facility, the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard occupies 250-acres on the East River between the Williamsburg and Manhattan Bridges, and is presently one of New York City's major industrial sites. One of the last... >
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Brooklyn Remembered: The 1955 Days of the Dodgers
by Maury Allen, Bob Costas
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC 2005
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Allen captures the emotion, the drama, and the sweet reverie of what many baseball fans consider the greatest sports triumph ever: The 1955 Brooklyn Series win over the Yankees.
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Brooklyn Steel-Blood Tenacity
by Frank J. Trezza
Publisher: Publish America 2007
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This book will take the reader into the world of shipbuilding where the working Poor of Brooklyn built Super Tankers in the old Brooklyn Navy Yard against all odds. This in itself might be interesting but the real story lies in the daily struggle of the... >
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Brooklyn!: An Illustrated History
by Ellen Marie Snyder-grenier
Publisher: Temple University Press 2001
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Brooklyn! The word conjures up a host of images--from "The Honeymooners" and Ebbets Field to the Bridge and Walt Whitman, from Coney Island and "Saturday Night Fever" to the Navy Yard and the West Indian Carnival. Guiding us into this historical panorama... >
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Brooklyn!: The Ultimate Guide to New York's Most Happening Borough
by Ellen Freudenheim, Anna Wiener
Publisher: Macmillan 2004
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With nearly 2.5 million residents, kaleidoscope of cultures, and gutsy attitude, Brooklyn has become a place for families, hipsters, artists, and entrepreneurs---plus emigres from abroad, the Midwest, and even Manhattan. In this, the most comprehensive... >
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Brooklyn's East New York and Cypress Hills
by Brian Merlis and Riccardo Gomes
Publisher: Gomerl Publishing 2010
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Photographic history of the East York and Cypress Hills neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Hardcover, 336 pages.
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Brooklyn, the Way It Was
by Brian Merlis
Publisher: Israelowitz Publishers 1997
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Brooklyn, USA: Fourth Largest City in America
by Rita S. Miller, ed.
Publisher: Brooklyn College Press 1979
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This collection of essays is devoted to the historical and sociological study of Brooklyn- once an independent city, but now a borough of almost 2.5 million inhabitants within New York City. One essay gives a historical overview of 500 years of continual... >
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Brooklyn: A State of Mind
by Michael Robbins
Publisher: Workman Publishing 2001
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Here is Arthur Miller on Midwood, Mel Brooks on Williamsburg, Spike Lee on Fort Green. David McCullough sees Truman, F. Murray Abraham deconstructs Brooklynese, Jerry Della Famina describes those hot summer nights, and Nora Guthrie remembers living with... >
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Brown Girl, Brownstones
by Paule Marshall
Publisher: Feminist Press 1996
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Selina lives with her parents Silla and Deighton, both Barbadian immigrants, in a brownstone in Brooklyn. Silla's ambition is to eventually buy the brownstone, but Deighton spends money like water and wants to return to Barbados. Deighton inherits some... >
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Brownsville, Brooklyn: Blacks, Jews, And The Changing Face Of The Ghetto
by Wendell E Pritchett
Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2002
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Brownsville, Brooklyn traces the history of Brownsville, a section of Brooklyn, from its origins as a white, predominately Jewish, working-class neighborhood through its transformation in the 1960s into a black and Latino ghetto, a stigmatized... >
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Bruce Grit: The Black Nationalist Writings of John Edward Bruce
by William Seraile
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press 2003
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A biography of a leading late 19th and early 20th century black nationalist. Bruce was a prolific writer in over 100 newspapers. Known as a race man he championed the teaching of black studies in schools and sought through various organizations such as... >
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Building Gotham: Civic Culture And Public Policy In New York City, 1898-1938
by Keith D Revell
Publisher: John Hopkins University Press 2002
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In 1898, the New York state legislature created Greater New York, a metropolis of three-and-a-half million people, the second largest city in the world, and arguably the most diverse and complex urban environment in history. In this far-ranging study,... >
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Building New York's Sewers: Developing Mechanisms of Urban Management
by Joanne Abel Goldman
Publisher: Purdue University Press 1997
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Offering a unique perspective on the conditions, constraints, and concerns of city government during the first half of the nineteenth century, Goldman investigates the links between decision making and the contemporary notions on disease, the... >
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Building the Empire State
by Carol Willis, ed.
Publisher: W. W. Norton 2007
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Building the New Rapid Transit System of New York City Circa 1915
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Publisher: Xplorer Press 2007
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An historical reprint of the Engineering Accounts in Building the dual contract lines for the City of New York
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Bulldaggers, Pansies, and Chocolate Babies: Performance, Race, and Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance
by James F. Wilson
Publisher: 2010
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This work shines the spotlight on historically neglected plays and performances that challenged early twentieth-century notions of the stratification of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. On Broadway stages, in Harlem nightclubs and dance... >
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Butchery on Bond Street
by Benjamin Feldman
Publisher: New York Wanderer Press 2007
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Butchery on Bond Street recounts a gruesome mid-19th century murder in New York City, as infamous in its day as the O. J. Simpson case has been in ours. The sordid tale of Emma Cunningham and Dr. Harvey Burdell and its socio-political importance amidst... >
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By the El, Third Avenue and Its El at Mid-Century
by Lawrence Stelter (Author), Lothar Stelter (Photographer)
Publisher: 2007
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This is a handsomely produced paperback of vivid photos and old-timers' reminiscences of the Third Avenue Elevated trains that dominated the skyline of Manhattan and the Bronx. Its 200+ photos are mostly from the years shortly before the El was abandoned... >
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Cadwallader Colden: A Figure Of The American Enlightenment
by Alfred R Hoermann
Publisher: Greenwood Press 2002
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Cadwallader Colden was a Scottish emigre to the American colonies in the 18th century. Trained as a physician, he settled in Philadelphia in 1710 to establish a medical practice. In 1718, he was offered a minor administrative position in the Province of... >
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Call It Sleep
by Henry Roth
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux 1992
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When Henry Roth published Call It Sleep, his first novel, in 1934, it was greeted with critical acclaim. But in that dark Depression year, books were hard to sell, and the novel quickly dropped out of sight, as did its twenty-eight-year-old author. Only... >
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Capital City: New York City and the Men Behind America's Rise to Economic Dominance, 1860-1900
by Thomas Kessner
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 2004
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At the beginning of the nineteenth century, New York City was an undistinguished town, competing with Philadelphia and Boston to be America's dominant port city. Just two generations later, it had built itself into the country's powerhouse center of... >
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Captain Hogan: Seaman, Merchant, Diplomat on Six Continents
by Michael H. Styles
Publisher: Six Continent Horizons 2003
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The true story of Michael Hogan an adventurous "seaman, merchant and diplomat" who traveled the world's oceans and lived on six continents during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, set in the rich historical context of the times encompassing... >
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Caribbean Crusaders and the Harlem Renaissance
by Joyce Moore Turner
Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2005
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Catholic Greenwich Village: Ethnic Geography and Religious Identity in New York City, 1880-1930
by Thomas J Shelley
Publisher: Catholic Historical Review 2003
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Catholics in New York: Society, Culture, and Politics, 1808-1946
by Terry Golway
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2008
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This lavishly illustrated book chronicles the history, growth, and extraordinary legacy of New York's largest denomination.Copublished with the Museum of the City of New York as a companion to its exhibit opening in April, 2006, Heart of the City brings... >
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CBGB's & OMFUG
by Hilly Kristal
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 2005
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Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies
by James Sanders
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf 2003
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A practicing architect, co-scripter of Ric Burns's New York: A Documentary Film and coauthor of that PBS series's companion volume now takes on the many movies showing New York in both location scenes and Hollywood sets. Sanders posits a mythic cityscape... >
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Chants Democratic: New York City and the Rise of the American Working Class, 1788-1850
by Sean Wilentz
Publisher: Oxford University Press 1986
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Chants Democratic is a fascinating reinterpretation of the origins and development of our nation's working class, as seen through the politics, culture, and ideas of New York City during the Jacksonian period. Here, Wilentz explores the dramatic social... >
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Charles C. Burlingham and St. George's Church, New York
by George Martin
Publisher: Anglican and Episcopal History 2003
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Chelsea Hotel Manhattan
by Joe Ambrose
Publisher: Headpress 2007
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Joe Ambrose stayed at the Chelsea Hotel, home to many famous authors, artists, and outlaws down the years. Andy Warhol shot Chelsea Girls there, and welsh poet Dylan Thomas died there, having reputedly inspired the young Zimmerman to change his name to... >
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Chinatown Family
by Yutang Lin, Cheng Lok Chua
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2007
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Lin Yutang (18951976), author of more than thirty-five books, was arguably the most distinguished Chinese American writer of the twentieth century. In Chinatown Family, he brings humor and wisdom to issues of culture, race, and religion as he tells the... >
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Chinatown, New York: Labor and Politics, 1930-1950
by Peter Kwong
Publisher: Monthly Review Press 1980
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Chinatown: A Portrait of a Closed Society
by Gwen Kinkead
Publisher: HarperCollins 1992
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Reading this, one feels like an urban explorer walking a few paces behind the author, agog at the mystery and magic of New York City's Chinatown. Doors open. Faces appear and recede. At the end of the dazzling journey in which a low faan (barbarian or... >
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Chinatown: The Socioeconomic Potential of an Urban Enclave
by Min Zhou
Publisher: Temple University Press 1995
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Min Zhou examines how an ethnic enclave works to direct its members into American society, while at the same time shielding them from it. Focusing specifically on New York's Chinatown, a community established more than a century ago, Zhou offers a... >
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Chronicles
by Bob Dylan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster -2004
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"I'd come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else." So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: Volume One, his remarkable book exploring... >
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Chronicles of the Hudson: Three Centuries of Travel & Adventure
by Roland Van Zandt
Publisher: Black Dome Press, Corporation 1992
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Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010
by Matthew Wittmann
Publisher: Yale University Press 2012
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At the turn of the 20th century, the circus was the most popular form of American entertainment, and New York City was the hub of circus-related activity. Featuring superb archival photography, this book documents a wide variety of ephemera, images, and... >
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Citizens on the margins: Puerto Rican Migrants in New York City, 1917-1960
by Lorrin Reed Thomas
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania 2002
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Citizens Or Papists?: The Politics of Anti-Catholicism in New York, 1685-1821
by Jason K. Duncan
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press 2005
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Based on careful work with rare archival sources, this book fills a gap in the history of New York Catholicism by chronicling anti-Catholic feeling in pre-Revolutionary and early national periods. Colonial New York, despite its reputation for pluralism,... >
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City Boy: My Life During the 1960s and 1970s
by Edmund White
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing 2009
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In the 1970s Paris had fashion, London had the theatre, Berlin had a small painting scene, but New York had all these cultural attainments and more - a vibrant intellectual life. In a decade when New York City was on the verge of bankruptcy, when local... >
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City In The Sky: The Rise And Fall Of The World Trade Center
by James Glanz, Eric Lipton
Publisher: Times Books 2003
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In this vivid, brilliantly researched narrative, New York Times reporters James Glanz and Eric Lipton re-create the life of the World Trade Center from its genesis in David Rockefeller's ambition to rebuild lower Manhattan to the spirited battles with... >
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City of Disorder: How the Quality of Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics
by Alex S. Vitale
Publisher: NYU Press 2008
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In City of Disorder, Vitale uses neighborhood case studies and city-wide economic development data to investigate the rise of punitive urban social policies. His findings show that the neoconservative backlash against the homeless and poor was a direct... >
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City of Dreams: A Novel of Early Manhattan
by Beverly Swerling
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 2001
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The tapestry of early American society is hung out for a fresh viewing in this ambitious historical novel of 1660s New Amsterdam. The English Turners are brother and sister, surgeon/barber and apothecary. Devoted to one another, Sally and Lucas quickly... >
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City of Gods: Religous Freedom, Immigration, and Pluralism in Flushing, Queens, New York City, 1945-2000
by Richard Scott Hanson
Publisher: University of Chicago 2002
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City of Women: Sex and Class in New York, 1789-1860
by Christine Stansell
Publisher: University of Illinois Press 1987
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How women emerged as a distinctive class in the burgeoning society of New York City in the postCivil War era is explored from an original viewpoint in this interesting study. Female class relations, "ladies" and working women, were symbiotic. The... >
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City Reading: Written Words and Public Spaces in Antebellum New York (Popular Cultures, Everyday Lives)
by David M. Henkin
Publisher: Columbia University Press 1999
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Cultural historian David Henkin explores the influential but little-noticed role played by reading in New York City's public life between 1825 and 1865. From the opening of the Erie Canal to the end of the Civil War, New York became a metropolis, and... >
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City Room
by Arthur Gelb
Publisher: Putnam 2003
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When Arthur Gelb joinedThe New York Times in 1944, manual typewriters, green eyeshades, spittoons, floors littered with cigarette butts, and two bookies were what he found in the city room. Gelb was twenty, his position the lowliest-night copy boy.... >
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City Saints: Mormons in the New York Metropolis
by Scott Tiffany
Publisher: Luso-Brazilian Books 2004
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City Schools: Lessons from New York
by Diane Ravitch
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2000
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City Schools brings together a distinguished group of researchers, writers, and educators for an in-depth look at the nation's largest school system. Topics covered include the changing demographics of city schools, the impending teacher shortage,... >
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City Secrets New York City
by Robert Kahn
Publisher: Little Bookroom 2002
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Highlights of this unusual Big Apple guide include the quintessential Village bookstore, vintage saloons, a cinematic tour of Brooklyn, a celebrity deli, and a Hasidic dairy bar above the city's most famous diamond exchange. 19 maps.
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CITY: REDISCOVERING THE CENTER
by William H. Whyte
Publisher: Anchor 1990
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In a challenging and provocative book, William Whyte, author of the classic The Organization Man, explores the influence of public spaces on the people who use them. In his exploration of pedestrian behavior and urban dynamics, he calls on city planners... >
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Cityplay
by Amanda Dargan, Steve Zeitlin
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 1990
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A paean to play by a husband-and-wife team of folklorists, this hodgepodge of facts, quotes, scholarship and stories traces New York City frolics from the Triassic period (origin of the brownstone) through the introduction of elevators, electric street... >
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Cityscapes: A History of New York in Images
by Howard B Rock
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2001
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Neither a conventional history of the city nor simply a collection of illustrations and photographs, this ground-breaking work weaves together diverse historical works -from political and economic analyses to ethnic and gender studies -with visual... >
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Civic Engagement: Social Science and Progressive-Era Reform in New York City
by John Louis Recchiuti
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2007
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John Recchiuti recounts the history of a vibrant network of young American scholars and social activists who helped transform a city and a nation. New York, in the late Gilded Age and Progressive Era, was the nation's financial capital, its principal hub... >
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Civil Rights in New York City From World War II to the Giuliani Era
by Collection
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing 2011
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Since the 1960's, most U.S. history has been written as if the civil rights movement were primarily or entirely a Southern history. This book joins a growing body of scholarship that demonstrates the importance of the Northern history of the movement.... >
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Co-workers in the Kingdom of Culture: Black Swan Records and the Political Economy of African American Music
by David Suisman
Publisher: Journal of American History 2003
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Colonial New York : a History (75 Edition)
by Michael G. Kammen
Publisher: Oxford University Press 1996
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Today, New York stands as the stronghold of American culture, business, and cosmopolitanism. Its size, influence, and multicultural compostition mark it as a corner-stone of our country. The rich and varied history of early New York would seem to present... >
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Color Stories: Behind the Scenes in America's Billion-Dollar Beauty Industry
by Mary Lisa Gavenas
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 2002
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Beginning with Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer in the aerie of her 39th floor Estee Lauder offices in the GM Building, the author follows the development of a season's cosmetics trends. Chapters include the runway shows in Bryant Park; brainstorming and... >
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Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965
by Annelise Orleck
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 1995
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Common Sense and a Little Firetraces the personal and public lives of four immigrant women activists who left a lasting imprint on American politics. Though they have rarely had more than cameo appearances in previous histories, Rose Schneiderman, Fannia... >
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Communists in Harlem During the Depression
by Mark Naison
Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2005
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Community of Many Worlds: Arab Americans in New York City
by Kathleen Benson, Philip M. Kayal, Museum of the City of New York
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 2002
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A timely look at New York City's Arab communities from a variety of topics and viewpoints.
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Concrete and Clay: Reworking Nature in New York City
by Matthew Gandy
Publisher: MIT Press 2002
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In this innovative account of the urbanization of nature in New York City, Matthew Gandy explores how the raw materials of nature have been reworked to produce a "metropolitan nature" distinct from the forms of nature experienced by early settlers. The... >
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Coney Island: Lost and Found
by Charles Denson
Publisher: Ten Speed Press 2002
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Growing up on Coney Island in the ’50s and ’60s, Charles Denson experienced legendary amusements and attractions like the Cyclone and Thunderbolt roller coasters, the Parachute Jump, and Steeplechase Park. In CONEY ISLAND: LOST AND FOUND, Denson... >
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Coney Island: The Museum of the City of New York
by John S. Berman
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing 2003
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More than simply an escape from New York's sweltering summer streets, the strip of Brooklyn's south shore known as Coney Island embodied a new American attitude toward entertainment. Here, you'll experience the decadent delights of this magical land of... >
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Coney Island: The People's Playground
by Michael Immerso
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2002
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This is the first new history of Coney Island in half a century, tracing its evolution and cultural impact as an amusement center from its earliest development as a seaside resort to the present day Mermaid Parade. Over 100 photos.
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Confessions from the Velvet Ropes: The Glamorous, Grueling Life of Thomas Onorato, New York's Top Club Doorman
by Glenn Belverio, Thomas Onorato
Publisher: Macmillan 2006
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"If you are not on the guest list or if I don't know you or if I don't like you, you are NOT GETTING INTO THIS PARTY!" The doorman. The gatekeeper of the night. These silent observers see it all and yet say nothing. Until now. In Confessions from the... >
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Connections: New York City Bridges in Poetry
by edited by Peggy Garrison & David Quintavalle
Publisher: 2012
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Conquering Gotham: a Gilded Age epic : the construction of Penn Station and its tunnels
by Jill Jonnes
Publisher: Viking 2007
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The epic story of the struggle to connect New York City to the rest of the nationThe demolition of Penn Station in 1963 destroyed not just a soaring neoclassical edifice, but also a building that commemorated one of the last century?s great engineering... >
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Conrad Poppenhusen: The Life of A German-American Industrial Pioneer
by James E. Haas
Publisher: Gateway Press 2004
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In-depth biography of Conrad Poppenhusen, known as the Benefactor of College Point, Queens. 164 pages, many photographs. See www.jimhaasbooks for complete details.
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Constituting Empire: New York and the Transformation of Constitutionalism in the Atlantic World, 1664-1830
by Daniel Joseph Hulsebosch
Publisher: UNC Press 2005
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According to the traditional understanding of American constitutional law, the Revolution produced a new conception of the constitution as a set of restrictions on the power of the state rather than a mere description of governmental roles. Daniel J.... >
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Consuming Classes: Changing food Consumption Patterns in New York City, 1790-1860
by Cindy R. Lobel
Publisher: City University of New York 2003
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Cooperative Village
by Frances Madeson
Publisher: Carol MRP Co. 2007
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Called “anarchically funny” and “a blast of light in a dark time,” Cooperative Village is a ferociously comic novel which tells the tale of an ordinary New Yorker who becomes bound for “enemy combatant status”—and possible deportation to... >
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Courts and Commerce: Gender, Law, and the Market Economy in Colonial New York
by Deborah A. Rosen
Publisher: Ohio State University Press 1997
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Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity
by Peter J. Wosh
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2005
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Traces the history of this social service organization, wich has provided shelter and care for homeless youth in New York City from its founding on the Lower East Side in 1968 as a modest ministry of availability to the poor, through its growth to a $90... >
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Covering Urban Vice: The New York Times, 'White Slavery' and the Construction of Journalistic Knowledge,
by Gretchen Soderlund
Publisher: Critical Studies in Media Communication 2003
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Creating America on stage: How Jewish composers and lyricists pioneered American musical theater
by Jill Yvonne Gold Wright
Publisher: Claremont Graduate University 2003
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Creators and Disturbers: Reminiscences by Jewish Intellectuals of New York
by Bernard Rosenberg, Ernest Goldstein
Publisher: Columbia University Press 1982
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Twenty-five New York City Jewish intellectuals talk about the unique intellectual, cultural, and human milieu of New York City
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Crossing The Blvd: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens In A New America
by Warren Lehrer, Judith Sloan
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co 2003
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A kaleidoscopic view of new immigrants and refugees living in Queens, New York ? the most ethnically diverse locality in the United States. For three years, Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan traveled the world by trekking the streets of their home borough.... >
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Cultivating the Big Apple: The New York Horticultural Society, Nineteenth-Century New York Botany and the New York Botanical Garden
by Peter Mickulas
Publisher: New York History 2002
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Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W
by Gabriel Brownstein
Publisher: Norton 2002
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Nine Salingeresque stories about New Yorkers and their marvelous eccentricities. This brilliantly inventive first collection captures the disparate lives of the residents of Manhattan's West 89th Street. Five stories are set in one apartment building,... >
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Dance for a City: Fifty Years of the New York City Ballet
by Lynn Garafola
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2000
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Lavishly illustrated with a wide range of extraordinary photographs, this collection of essays edited by dance scholar and exhibition curator Lynn Garafola and historian Eric Foner takes a new and provocative look at the history of the New York City... >
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Dancer Defects: The Struggle For Cultural Supremacy During The Cold War
by David. Caute
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2003
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The cultural Cold War between the Soviet Union and the West was without precedent. At the outset of this original and wide-ranging historical survey, David Caute establishes the nature of the extraordinary cultural competition set up post-1945 between... >
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Dangerous Economies: Status and Commerce in Imperial New York
by Serena R. Zabin
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2009
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Dangerous Economies uncovers the ways that the eighteenth-century New York City helped shape the culture of the British empire. Men and women, slaves and free people, elite and non-elite New Yorkers all wrested opportunities from this volatile mix of... >
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Dangerous Economies: Status and Commerce in Imperial New York
by Serena R. Zabin
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2009
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Before the American Revolution, the people who lived in British North America were not just colonists; they were also imperial subjects. To think of eighteenth-century New Yorkers as Britons rather than incipient Americans allows us fresh investigations... >
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Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual In Public Life
by Robert Katzmann
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press 2004
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For more than a generation, Darnel Patrick Moynihan has inhabited the worlds of ideas and politics and has nourished both. At the center of virtually every major issue, he has offered a distinct voice, unique in this century — often prescient, always... >
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Dark harbor : the war for the New York waterfront
by Nathan Ward
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010
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Dark Lover: The Life And Death Of Rudolph Valentino
by Emily Wortis Leider
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003
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Tango pirate, gigolo, powder puff, Adonis—all have been used to describe the silent-film icon known as Rudolph Valentino. From his early days as a taxi dancer in New York City to his near apotheosis as the ultimate Hollywood heartthrob, Rudolph... >
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David Rockefeller - Memoirs
by David Rockefeller
Publisher: Random House 2002
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Born into one of the wealthiest families in America—he was the youngest son of Standard Oil scion John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and the celebrated patron of modern art Abby Aldrich Rockefeller—David Rockefeller has carried his birthright into a... >
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David Ruggles: A Radical Black Abolitionist and the Underground Railroad in New York City
by Graham Russell Hodges
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2010
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De Kooning: An American Master
by Mark Stevens, Willem De Kooning, Annalyn Swan
Publisher: A.A. Knopf 2004
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Willem de Kooning is one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, a true "painter's painter" whose protean work continues to inspire many artists. In the thirties and forties, along with Arshile Gorky and Jackson Pollock, he became a key... >
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Death of a Notary: Conquest and Change in Colonial New York
by Donna Merwick
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2002
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"He was the only one. He was the only man to have committed suicide in the town's seventeenth-century history." So begins Donna Merwick's fascinating tale of a Dutch notary who ended his life in his adopted community of Albany. In a major feat of... >
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Deconstructing Post-WWII New York City: The Literature, Art, Jazz, And Architecture Of An Emerging Global Capital
by Robert Bennett
Publisher: Routledge 2003
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Situating post-WWII New York literature within the material context of American urban history, this work analyzes how literary movements such as the Beat Generation, the New York poets and Black Arts Moment criticized the spatial restructuring of... >
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Decorative Architectural Ironwork
by Diana Stuart
Publisher: Schiffer Books 2005
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One of the world's greatest collections of architectural ironwork is on display in the five boroughs of New York City. Author and photographer Diana Stuart captures the magnitude and impressive array of historic exterior designs in 400 color photographs,... >
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Defining Democracy: Electoral Reform and the Struggle for Power in New York City
by Daniel O. Prosterman
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2013
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Defining Social Evil: Moral Citizenship and Governance in New York City, 1890- 1920
by Val Marie Johnson
Publisher: New School University 2003
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Defying Empire: Trading with the Enemy in Colonial New York
by Thomas M. Truxes
Publisher: Yale University Press 2008
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This enthralling book is the first to uncover the story of New York City merchants who engaged in forbidden trade with the enemy before and during the Seven Years’ War (also known as the French and Indian War). Ignoring British prohibitions designed to... >
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Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
by Rem Koolhaas
Publisher: Monacelli Press 1997
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A mixture of theory and social commentary on the architecture of Manhattan. Winner of an American Institute of Architects International Architecture Book Award for 1995-96.
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Designs Underfoot: The Art of Manhole Covers in New York City
by Diana Stuart
Publisher: Lyons Press 2003
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Overlooked for nearly two centuries, New York's manhole covers are at last brought to the forefront in this book, which traces the evolution of their intricate designs and styles. Through intriguing history bites, and nearly 400 photographs, Designs... >
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Desis In The House: Indian American Youth Culture In New York City
by Sunaina Maira
Publisher: Temple University Press 2002
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New York City, long the destination for immigrants and migrants, today is home to the largest Indian American population in the United States. Coming of age in a city remarkable for its diversity and cultural innovation, Indian American and other South... >
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Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, The Beat Generation, And America
by Dennis McNally
Publisher: Da Capo Press 2003
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Jack Kerouac--"King of the Beats," unwitting catalyst for the '60s counterculture, groundbreaking author--was a complex and compelling man: a star athlete with a literary bent; a spontaneous writer vilified by the New Critics but adored by a large,... >
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Dew Breaker
by Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: Knopf: Distributed by Random House 2004
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From the universally acclaimed author of Breath, Eyes, Memory and Krik? Krak! a brilliant, deeply moving work of fiction that explores the world of a “dew breaker”—a torturer—a man whose brutal crimes in the country of his birth lie hidden... >
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Diamond Stories: Enduring Change On 47th Street
by Ren?e Rose Shield
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2002
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Sequestered within the heart of a cosmopolitan city is an exotic world—a place where diamonds, astronomically priced, are bought and sold on the strength of a handshake, and business disputes are resolved according to ancient Jewish principles of... >
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Diana Vreeland
by Eleanor Dwight
Publisher: HarperCollins 2002
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An epic self-mythologizer with an incredible aura of glamour, a great eye, and a genius for life, Diana Vreeland defined style for more than five decades as the fashion editor of Harper‛ s Bazaar, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, and Special Consultant to... >
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Digressions On Some Poems By Frank O'Hara: An Intimate Memoir
by Joe LeSueur
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2003
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Joe LeSueur lived with Frank O'Hara from 1955 until 1965, the years when O'Hara wrote his greatest poems, including 'To the Film Industry in Crisis', 'In Memory of My Feelings', 'Having a Coke with You', and the famous Lunch Poems-so called because... >
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Discovering Black New York: A Guide to the City's Most Important African American Landmarks, Restaurants, Museums, Historical Sites, and More
by Linda Tarrant Reid
Publisher: Citadel Press Book 2001
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This guide takes readers off the beaten path to the most important African-American landmarks in the Big Apple, including the Apollo Theater, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and excellent soul food restaurants. Photos.
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Divided Loyalities: How The American Revolution Came To New York
by Richard M Ketchum
Publisher: Henry Holt 2002
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Before the Civil War splintered the young country, there was another conflict that divided friends and family-the Revolutionary War Prior to the French and Indian War, the British government had taken little interest in their expanding American empire.... >
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Divided We Stand: A Biography of New York City's World Trade Center
by Eric Darton
Publisher: Basic Books 2001
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When the World Trade Towers in New York City were erected at the Hudson's edge, they led the way to a real estate boom that was truly astonishing. Divided We Stand reveals the coming together and eruption of four volatile elements: super-tall buildings,... >
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Divided We Stand: A Biography of New York's World Trade Center
by Eric Darton
Publisher: Baker & Taylor 2011
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Presents an architectural biography of the World Trade Center and its impact on New York's financial services, real estate, and culture.
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Dot.Con: The Greatest Story Ever Sold
by John Cassidy
Publisher: HarperCollins 2002
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John Cassidy’s Dot.con is the most sweeping and definitive assessment published thus far of the stock market mania that swept this country in the late 1990s. Cassidy, who covers economics and finance for The New Yorker, finds many seeds for the boom:... >
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Down and Out in New York City: Homelessness: A Dishonorable Poverty
by Tony D. Guzewicz
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 1994
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This remarkable book presents a series of vignettes of homeless people from the streets of New York. Riveting photographs of each person accompany the stories. Many of us tend to lump all the homeless together into a single, faceless category. It's easy... >
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Down These Mean Streets
by Piri Thomas
Publisher: Vintage Books USA 1997
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Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking America; a dark-skinned morenito... >
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Downtown: My Manhattan
by Pete Hamill
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company 2004
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In the tradition of E. B. White's Here Is New York, this will be a timeless evocation of the city, ideal for lovers of New York everywhere.
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Dreamland
by Kevin Baker
Publisher: Perennial (HarperCollins) 2002
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This is Dreamland, a uniquely fierce and magical tale that delivers both a sweeping chronicle of America at the turn of the century and an intimate, heart-wrenching portrait of the lives of its denizens. Among the thousands of immigrants who arrive in... >
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Drugs and Alcohol: U.S. Prohibition and the Origins of the Drug Trade in Mexico, 1910-1930
by Gabriela Recio
Publisher: Journal of Latin American Studies (London) 2002
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Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City
by Michael A. Lerner
Publisher: Harvard University Press 2007
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In 1919, the United States embarked on the country's boldest attempt at moral and social reform: Prohibition. The 18th Amendment to the Constitution prohibited the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcohol around the country. This "noble... >
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Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery
by Paul Collins
Publisher: Crown (June 4, 2013) 2013
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Duel with the Devil is acclaimed historian Paul Collins’ remarkable true account of a stunning turn-of-the-19th century murder and the trial that ensued – a showdown in which iconic political rivals Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr joined forces to... >
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Duke Of Flatbush
by Duke Snider
Publisher: Citadel Press 2002
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One of the "Boys of Summer," Snider joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in the same year as Jackie Robinson, relocated with the team to Los Angeles, then played with the Mets and the San Francisco Giants in the twilight of his career. With coauthor Gilbert, a... >
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Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture
by Roger G. Panetta, Russell Shorto
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2009
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The 2009 quadricentennial celebrations commemorating the discovery of the Hudson River by Henry Hudson will also spotlight one of our deepest and most enduring national legaciesthe Dutch presence that has shaped not just the Hudson Valley but four... >
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Dvorak In America: In Search Of The New World
by Joseph Horowitz
Publisher: Cricket Books 2003
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Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony is one of the most popular classical works ever. In this spirited account of the story behind the composition, Joseph Horowitz brings to life the diverse musical and cultural influences that inspired the composer, who... >
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Early Days in the Adirondacks: The Photographs of Seneca Ray Stoddard
by Seneca Ray Stoddard
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams 1997
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This is the first book to present the work of Seneca Ray Stoddard, whose hauntingly beautiful black-and-white images perfectly capture the Adirondack region of New York State during its heyday as a bucolic retreat in the late 19th century.Stoddard was... >
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East in Eden: William Niblo and His Pleasure Garden of Yore
by Benjamin Feldman
Publisher: New York Wanderer Press 2014
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Eat the City: A Tale of the Fishers, Trappers, Hunters, Foragers, Slaughterers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York
by Robin Shulman
Publisher: 2012
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Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City
by Jonathan Soffer
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2010
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By the end of his mayoral run in 1989 and despite the Wall Street crash of 1987, his administration had begun rebuilding neighborhoods and infrastructure. Unlike many American cities, Koch's New York was growing, not shrinking. Gentrification brought new... >
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Edith Wharton's Old New York Society
by Maryann Zihala
Publisher: University Press of America 2002
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Divided into five thematic chapters that include "history and tradition," wealth and status," and "social awareness," this small volume is filled mainly with lengthy (some are entire chapters) excerpts from Wharton's oeuvre.
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Ella Baker & The Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision
by Barbara Ransby
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2003
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One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activist whose remarkable career spanned fifty years and touched thousands of... >
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Ellis Island: Immigration's Shining Center
by John T. Cunningham
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing 2003
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More than 17 million immigrants came hereto the front door of Americafrom 1890 to 1915 in what has been called the largest mass migration in human history. In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island is one of the nations most important... >
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Emancipating New York: The Politics of Slavery And Freedom, 1777-1827
by David N. Gellman
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press 2006
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Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration, 1840-1920
by Annie Polland
Publisher: 2012
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Part 2 of the three part series, Deborah Dash Moore, general editor.
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Empire City: New York Through the Centuries
by Kenneth T Jackson
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2002
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As perhaps never before in its extraordinary history, New York has captured the American imagination. This major anthology brings together not only the best literary writing about New York -from O. Henry, Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John... >
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Empire City: New York Through the Centuries
by Kenneth T. Jackson and David S. Dunbar, eds.
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2005
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As perhaps never before in its extraordinary history, New York has captured the American imagination. This major anthology brings together not only the best literary writing about New York -- from O. Henry, Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John... >
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Empire City: The Making And Meaning Of The New York City Landscape
by David M Scobey
Publisher: Temple University Press 2002
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New York's metamorphosis from compact part to modern metropolis occurred during the mid-nineteenth century. "Empire City tells the story of the dreams that inspired the changes in the landscape and the problems that eluded solution. Author David Scobey... >
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Empire of Water: An Environmental and Political history of the New York City Water Supply
by David Soll
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2013
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Empire on the Hudson: Entrepreneurial Vision and Political Power at the Port of New York Authority
by Jameson W. Doig
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2002
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Revered and reviled in almost equal amounts since its inception, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been responsible for creating and maintaining much of New York and New Jerseys transportation infrastructure -the things that make the... >
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Empire statesman: the rise and redemption of Al Smith
by Robert A. Slayton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster 2001
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The story of this trailblazer is the story of America in the twentieth century. A child of second-generation immigrants, a boy self-educated on the streets of the nation's largest city, he went on to become the greatest governor in the history of New... >
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Endtimes? Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009
by Daniel R. Schwarz
Publisher: 2013
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Episcopalians and Race in New York City's Anti-abolitionist Riots: The Case of Peter Williams and Benjamin Onderdonk
by Craig D. Townsend
Publisher: Anglican and Episcopal History 2003
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Essays on New York Colonial Legal History.: (Contributions in Legal Studies)
by Herbert A. Johnson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group 1981
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A comprehensive survey of civil law and practice in colonial New York.
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Ethnic Solidarity for Economic Survival: Korean Greengrocers in New York City.
by Pyong Gap Min
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation 2008
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Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life
by Steve Fraser
Publisher: HarperCollins 2005
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For more than two hundred years, Americans have enjoyed a love-hate relationship with Wall Street. Long an object of suspicion and fear, it eventually came to be seen as a more inviting place, an open road to wealth and freedom. Peeling away the layers... >
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Everyone comes to Elaine's: forty years of movie stars, all-stars, literary lions, financial scions, top cops, politicians, and power brokers at the legendary hot spot
by A. E. Hotchner
Publisher: HarperCollins
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You know the name -- you've heard of the people -- and now the doors to Elaine's, New York City's famed night spot, are finally open. And no one, not even Elaine herself, is standing guard at the door. Elaine Kaufman's creation certainly came from... >
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Evolution of New York City Subways: An Illustrated History of New York City's Transit Cars, 1867-1997
by Gene Sansone
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2002
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A collaborative labor of love by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York Transit Museum, Gene Sansone's Evolution of New York City Subways: An Illustrated History of New York City's Transit Cars, 1867-1997 -- now available from the... >
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Evolution Of New York City Subways: An Illustrated History Of New York City's Transit Cars, 1867-1997
by Gene Sansone
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2002
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A collaborative labor of love by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York Transit Museum, Gene Sansone's Evolution of New York City Subways: An Illustrated History of New York City's Transit Cars, 1867-1997 -- now available from the... >
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Extra Bases Reflections On Jackie Robinson, Race, And Baseball History
by Jules Tygiel
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press 2002
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In this collection of articles Tygiel illuminates significant events and issues in the history of baseball. He revisits the Jackie Robinson saga—his turbulent military service in World War II, the story behind his signing, and the evolution of his... >
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
by Sheila Schwartz
Publisher: Haus Publishing 2011
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The success of his first novel This Side of Paradise gave F. Scott Fitzgerald both celebrity and financial independence, enabling him to marry his "golden girl," Zelda Sayre. They became the quintessential couple of the Jazz Age, the heady and exciting... >
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Factory Made: Warhol And The Sixties
by Steven Watson
Publisher: Pantheon Books 2003
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Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties is a fascinating look at the avant-garde group that came together—from 1964 to 1968—as Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory, a cast that included Lou Reed, Nico, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga, Paul Morrissey, Joe... >
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Faith in Their Own Color: Black Episcopalians in Antebellum New York City
by Craig D. Townshend
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2005
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On a September afternoon in 1853, three African American men from St. Philip's Church walked into the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and took their seats among five hundred wealthy and powerful white church leaders. Ultimately, and with... >
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Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr
by Nancy Isenberg
Publisher: Viking 2007
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Fat of the Land: The Garbage Behind New York-The Last Two Hundred Years
by Benjamin Miller
Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows 2000
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Of all of New York's unnatural resources, garbage is perhaps the most lucrative and, historically, the most contested. This deeply researched, eclectic history of how New York has handled its increasingly mountainous accumulations of trash is social and... >
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Fighting for Life
by S. Josephine Baker
Publisher: NYRB Classics 2013
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New York’s lower east side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on the face of the earth in the 1890s. City health inspectors called the neighborhood “the suicide ward” and referred to one particular tenement—in an official... >
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Fighting for the City: A History of the New York City Corporation Counsel
by William E. Nelson
Publisher: Incisive Media 2008
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“Fighting for the City” traces the history of New York City's Law Department and its predecessor office, the Recorder, from 1686 to 2001. It features a foreword by former Mayor Ed Koch.
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Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn
by Brian Purnell
Publisher: 2013
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Fighting the Current: The Rise of American Women's Swimming, 1870-1926
by Lisa Bier
Publisher: McFarland 2011
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In 1926, Manhattan's Gertrude Ederle became the first female to swim the English Channel--and broke the existing record time in doing so. Although today she is considered a pioneer in women's swimming, women were swimming competitively in New York City... >
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Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War that Transformed New York City
by William W. Buzbee
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2014
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Final Accounting: Ambition, Greed, And The Fall Of Arthur Andersen
by Barbara Ley Toffler, Jennifer Reingold
Publisher: Broadway Books 2003
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A withering expose of the unethical practices that triggered the indictment and collapse of the legendary accounting firm. Arthur Andersen's conviction on obstruction of justice charges related to the Enron debacle spelled the abrupt end of the... >
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Finding What They Came For: The Mabel Dodge Luhan Circle and the Making of a Modern Place, 1912-1930
by Flannery Gaussoin Burke
Publisher: University of Wisconsin 2002
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Fiorello H. LA Guardia and the Making of Modern New York
by Thomas Kessner
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 1989
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Tagged a "lower case Frank Roosevelt" and a "sawed off Mussolini," La Guardia left a larger mark upon the New York mayoralty than anyone before or since. Eight biographies attest to that, alongside a half-dozen books of lesser scope, not to mention an... >
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Firehouse
by David Halberstam
Publisher: Hyperion 2003
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David Halberstam has spent a lifetime defining the events that have shaped the modern age of our nation, both politically and psychologically.& nbsp; From his reporting on the Civil Rights movement to his award-winning coverage of Vietnam, Halberstam is... >
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Five Points: The 19th Century New York City Neighborhood That Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World's Most Notorious Slum
by Tyler Anbinder
Publisher: Plume 2002
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All but forgotten today, the Five Points neighborhood in lower Manhattan was once renowned the world over. It housed America's most impoverished immigrants-the Irish, Jews, Germans, Italians, and African-Americans. Located in today's Chinatown and Little... >
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Fixing Broken Windows
by George Kelling
Publisher: Martin Kessler Books 1996
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FIXING BROKEN WINDOWS offers an approach to fighting and preventing crime through prompt and careful attention to neighborhoods and what is popularly called "quality of life" issues. This book is an influential text in law enforcement and in particular... >
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Flatbush Odyssey: A Journey Through The Heart Of Brooklyn
by Allen Abel
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd 2002
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At the age of 43, writer Allen Abel decided to move home to Brooklyn, stay with his mother (in the same apartment in which he grew up), and explore and write about the borough of his birth. For several months he wandered along Flatbush Avenue, the... >
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Flophouse: Life on the Bowery
by David Isay
Publisher: Random House Trade 2001
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In its heyday, close to one hundred thousand men found shelter each night in flophouses along America's largest and most infamous skid row, the Bowery. Today, only a handful of flops are left, their tiny five- and ten-dollar-a-night rooms home to fewer... >
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Fluid New York: Cosmopolitan Urbanism and the Green Imagination
by Joseph May
Publisher: Duke Univ Press 2013
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For All White-Collar Workers: The Possibilities of Radicalism in New York City's Department Store Unions, 1934-1953
by Daniel J. Opler
Publisher: Ohio State University Press 2007
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In recent decades the American labor movement has fallen on hard times, in part due to its long reliance on blue-collar workers for its membership despite the growing importance of retail and service jobs. In For All White-Collar Workers: The... >
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For James And Gillian: Jim Gill's New York
by James F Gill
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2003
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The inspiring memoir of a man The New York Times has called a "power broker with blarney in his pen." James E Gill is one of the most influential New Yorkers you've never heard of. Now a senior partner at a prestigious New York law firm, Gill has... >
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For The Sins Of My Father: A Mafia Killer, His Son, And The Legacy Of A Mob Life
by Albert DeMeo, Mary Jane Ross
Publisher: Broadway Books 2002
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A suspenseful, emotionally charged real-life Sopranos: The son of New York's most notorious Mafia killer reveals the conflicted life he led being raised by a cold-blooded murderer, who was also a devoted family man, and the wrenching legacy of Mafia... >
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Forever
by Pete Hamill
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company 2003
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Cormac O'Connor, who arrives in New York City from Ireland in 1741, has been given the gift of immortality--but only on the condition that he never leave the island of Manhattan. Through his eyes, this magical epic follows the city's transformation from... >
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Forever Blue: The True Story of Walter O'Malley, Baseball's Most Controversial Owner,and the Dodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles
by Michael D'Antonio
Publisher: Riverhead 2009
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Although Walter O'Malley has been dead for nearly 30 years, D'Antonio's latest work is perhaps the most meticulously detailed and comprehensive account to date of the former owner of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Forgotten Delights: The Producers
by Dianne L. Durante
Publisher: Forgotten Delights 2003
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Forgotten Delights: The Producers is for all who enjoy the sight of a job done superlatively well. Its a celebration of 19 explorers, inventors, engineers, businessmen and workers whose thoughts and efforts reshaped New York, the United States and the... >
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Forgotten Ellis Island: The Extraordinary Story of America's Immigrant Hospital
by Lorie Conway
Publisher: Collins 2007
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A century ago, in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, one of the world's greatest public hospitals was built. Massive and modern, the hospital's twenty-two state-of-the-art buildings were crammed onto two small islands, man-made from the rock and dirt... >
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Forgotten New York: Views of a Lost Metropolis
by Kevin Walsh
Publisher: HarperCollins 2006
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Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners during the American Revolution
by Edwin G. Burrows
Publisher: Basic Books 2008
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Between 1775 and 1783, some 200,000 Americans took up arms against the British Crown. Just over 6,800 of those men died in battle. About 25,000 became prisoners of war, most of them confined in New York City under conditions so atrocious that they... >
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Fortress of the Soul: Violence, Metaphysics, and Material Life in the Huguenots' New World, 1517-1751
by Neil Kamil
Publisher: 2005
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Kamil (history, U. of Texas-Austin) examines an itinerant culture of artisans that fled as refugees from demolished bastions of heresy in southwestern France to New York in the early 18th century. He investigates how the working relationships between... >
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Forum: Old and New Immigrants: On Nancy Foner's From Ellis Island to JFK
by Leo et al. Lucassen
Publisher: Journal of American Ethnic History 2002
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Frank Lloyd Wright in New York: The Plaza Years, 1954–1959
by Jane King Hession and Debra Pickrel
Publisher: Gibbs Smith 2007
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One of the world's greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, and one of the world's greatest cities, New York, once dynamically coexisted. Authors Jane Hession and Debra Pickrel explore the fascinating contradiction between Wright's often-voiced disdain... >
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Free for All: Joe Papp, The Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told
by Kenneth Turan, Joseph Papp
Publisher: Random House, Inc. 2009
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"Free for All" is the irresistible oral history of the New York Shakespeare Festival and the Public Theater-two institutions that under the inspired leadership of Joseph Papp have been a premier source of revolutionary and enduring American theater. To... >
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Freedom's Journal: The First African-American Newspaper
by Jacqueline Bacon
Publisher: Lexington Books 2007
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Freedom's Journal is a comprehensive study of the first African-American newspaper, which was founded in the first half of the 19th Century. The book investigates all aspects of publication as well as using the source material to extract information... >
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frican or American?: Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861
by Leslie M. Alexander
Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2008
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During the early national and antebellum eras, black leaders in New York City confronted the tenuous nature of Northern emancipation. Despite the hope of freedom, black New Yorkers faced a series of sociopolitical issues including the persistence of... >
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From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship
by David W. Dunlap
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2004
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From modest chapels to majestic cathedrals, and historic synagogues to modern mosques and Buddhist temples: this photo-filled, pocket-size guidebook presents 1,079 houses of worship in Manhattan and lays to rest the common perception that skyscrapers,... >
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From Act Up To The WTO: Urban Protest And Community Building In The Era Of Globalization
by Benjamin Shepard
Publisher: 2002
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In March 1987 a radical coalition of queer activists converged on Wall Street — their target, 'Business, Big Business, Business as Usual!!!' It was Act Up's first demonstration. In November 1999 a radical coalition of environmental, labor, anarchist,... >
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From Bomba to Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture & Latino Identity
by Juan Flores
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2000
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Neither immigrants nor ethnics, neither foreign nor "hyphenated Americans" in the usual sense of that term, Puerto Ricans in New York have created a distinct identity both on the island of Puerto Rico and in the cultural landscape of the United States.... >
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From Ellis Island to JFK: New York's Two Great Waves of Immigration
by Nancy Foner
Publisher: Yale University Press 2000
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Two great waves of immigration -- one at the start of the twentieth century and another in its final decades -- transformed the history and personality of New York City. This book, the first in-depth comparison of New York's two most recent immigration... >
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From Gritty to Chic: The Transformation of New York City's SoHo, 1962
by Stephen Petrus
Publisher: New York History 2003
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From Newgate to Dannemora: The Rise of the Penitentiary in New York, 1796–1848
by W. David Lewis
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2009
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A significant chapter in the history of American social reform is traced in this skillful account of the rise of the New York penitentiary system at a time when the United States was garnering international acclaim for its penal methods. Beginning with... >
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From Pariahs to Partners: How Parents and Their Allies Changed New York City's Child Welfare System
by David Tobis
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2013
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From Slavery to Poverty: The Racial Origins of Welfare in New York, 1840-1918
by Gunja SenGupta
Publisher: New York Univ Press 2009
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The racially charged stereotype of "welfare queen"—an allegedly promiscuous waster who uses her children as meal tickets funded by tax-payers—is a familiar icon in modern America, but as Gunja SenGupta reveals in From Slavery to Poverty, her... >
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From Vacation to Summer School: The Transformation of Summer Education in New York City, 1894-1915
by Kenneth M. Gold
Publisher: History of Education Quarterly 2002
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Gastropolis: Food and New York City
by Annie Hauck-Lawson and Jonathan Deutsch, eds.
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2008
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Whether you're digging into a slice of cherry cheesecake, burning your tongue on a piece of fiery Jamaican jerk chicken, or slurping the broth from a juicy soup dumpling, eating in New York City is a culinary adventure unlike any other in the... >
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Gatekeepers to the Franchise: Shaping Election Administration in New York
by Ron Hayduk
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press 2005
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The history of democracy in America is the history of the extension of voting privileges from white male property-owners to blacks, to women, and to citizens over eighteen years of age. Yet the number of United States citizens who actually vote is... >
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Gateway to the Promised Land: Ethnic Cultures on New York's Lower East Side
by Mario Maffi
Publisher: Rodopi 1994
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For the first time told in its entirety, the social and cultural experience of New York's Lower East Side comes vividly to life in this book as that of a huge and complex laboratory ever swelled and fed by migrant flows and ever animated by a... >
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Generous Enemies: Patriots And Loyalists In Revolutionary New York
by Judith L Van Buskirk
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2002
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During the seven years of British occupation that spanned the American Revolution, communities conventionally depicted as hostile opponents were, in fact, in frequent contact. "In this wonderfully well-written book, Van Buskirk unearths a wealth of... >
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Gentile New York: The Images of Non-Jews among Jewish Immigrants
by Gil Ribak
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2012
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George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker
by Robert Gottlieb
Publisher: HarperCollins/Atlas Books 2004
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Balanchine's life story is a fascinating journey — from his near-accidental enrollment, at the age of nine, in St. Petersburg's Imperial School of Ballet, through the deprivation and hunger of Bolshevik Russia, to Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, and... >
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Ghost Town: Tales of Manhattan Then and Now
by Patrick McGrath
Publisher: Bloomsbury 2006
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A man is haunted by the memory of his mother with a rope round her neck. It is the American War of Independence, and having defied the British forces occupying New York she must pay for her revolutionary activities. But fifty years on her son harbours a... >
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Ghosts Of 42nd Street: A History Of America's Most Infamous Block
by Anthony Bianco
Publisher: William Morrow 2004
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Anthony Bianco's Ghosts of 42nd Street is the dramatic and definitive story of this legendary strip, told through the people involved in its founding and its current renaissance — from the bosses of the world's top media companies to premier property... >
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Gil Hodges: The Hoosier Hero of Brooklyn
by Wes D. Gehring
Publisher: Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History 2003
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Going Coastal New York City
by Barbara La Rocco
Publisher: Going Coastal, Inc. 2004
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Phillip Lopate, author of "Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan" calls GOING COASTAL NEW YORK CITY "An ultra-useful guide that brings together all the information necessary to enjoy the waterfront, in a compact, well-organized form." John Waldman,... >
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Going Coastal New York City
by Barbara Larocco
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2009
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Going Coastal New York Cityhelps you discover the beaches, boardwalks, historic sights and marine attractions, as well as the limitless opportunities for waterside fun, dining and adventure in New York City. Designed for travelers and locals, alike, it... >
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Good Americans: Italian and Jewish Immigrants During the First World War
by Christopher M. Sterba
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2003
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Good Americans documents the experiences of New York City Jews during World War I, both on the homefront and serving with the US Army overseas. Topics include the first draft in New York since the Civil War; the 1917 mayoralty campaign of Socialist... >
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Goodbye to All That Writers on Loving and Leaving New York
by Collection
Publisher: 2013
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Gotham at War: New York City, 1860-1865
by Edward K. Spann
Publisher: Scholarly Resources 2002
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Gotham at War is an accessible, entertaining account of America's biggest and most powerful urban center during the Civil War. New York City mobilized an enthusiastic but poorly trained military force during the first month of the war that helped protect... >
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Gotham Comes of Age: New York Through the Lens of the Byron Company, 1892-1942
by Peter Simmons
Publisher: Pomegranate Communications 1999
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Over a fifty-year run as an eminent New York photography studio, the Byron Company documented the maturation of a great metropolis. The Byron family took tens of thousands of photographs between 1892 and 1942, making a name for their studio in... >
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Gotham Turnstiles
by John Henderson
Publisher: H & M Productions 1992
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Gotham unbound : an ecological history of greater New York, from Henry Hudson to Hurricane Sandy
by Ted Steinberg
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 2014
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Gotham Unbound: How New York City Was Liberated from the Clutches of Cosa Nostra
by James B. Jacobs
Publisher: New York University Press 1999
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Cosa Nostra. Organized crime. The Mob. Call it what you like, no other crime group has infiltrated labor unions and manipulated legitimate industries like Italian organized crime families. One cannot understand the history and political economy of New... >
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Gotham's Waifs: Foundlings in Nineteenth Century New York City
by Julie Ellen Miller
Publisher: City University of New York 2003
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Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
by Edwin G Burrows, Mike Wallace
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2000
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A monumental history of New York City, from the earliest Indian tribes to consolidation of the five boroughs into Greater New York in 1898 To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut,... >
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Governing 'Hop Alley': On Leong Chinese Merchants and Laborers Association, 1906-1966
by Huping Ling
Publisher: Journal of American Ethnic History 2004
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Governors Island: The Jewel of New York Harbor
by Ann L. Buttenwieser
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 2009
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On the southern edge of Manhattan stands a quiet piece of Americana. Governors Island, situated in New York Harbor, blends a sense of nostalgia with twenty-first-century amenities. The pristine setting showcases the islandżs rich history, including the... >
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Governors Island: The Jewel of New York Harbor
by Ann L. Buttenwieser
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 2009
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On the southern edge of Manhattan stands a quiet piece of Americana. Governors Island, situated in New York Harbor, blends a sense of nostalgia with twenty-first-century amenities. The pristine setting showcases the islandżs rich history, including the... >
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Gracie Mansion: A Celebration of New York City's Mayoral Residence
by Ellen Stock Stern
Publisher: Rizzoli 2005
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Combining a detailed architectural history of the mansion (including the Susan E. Wagner wing built by Mott B. Schmidt and the contributions of such master decorators as Albert Hadley, Mark Hampton, and Jamie Drake) with anecdotal portraits of the... >
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Graffiti Lives: Beyond the Tag in New York's Urban Underground
by Gregory Snyder
Publisher: NYU Press 2009
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On the sides of buildings, on bridges, billboards, mailboxes, and street signs, and especially in the subway and train tunnels, graffiti covers much of New York City. Love it or hate it, graffiti, from the humble tag to the intricate piece (short for... >
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Graffiti New York
by Eric Felisbret (author), James Prigoff (Foreword), Luke Felisbret (Contributor)
Publisher: Abrams 2009
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Decades after the movement globalized, New York is still the mecca of graffiti culture. Painting there is a badge of honor, with graffiti artists from around the globe making pilgrimages to New York for that purpose. This is the city where it all began,... >
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Gramercy Park: An American Bloomsbury
by Carole Klein
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 1987
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The Gramercy Park neighborhood with its London-like square, which became 19th century Manhattan's cultural center, was created in 1831 by Samuel Ruggles, a visionary lawyer and real-estate investor, and his son-in-law George Templeton Strong, a man of... >
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Grand Central Terminal: Railroads, Engineering, and Architecture in New York City
by Kurt C. Schlichting
Publisher: Baker & Taylor 2013
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Grand Central Terminal: Railroads, Engineering, and Architecture in New York City During the Age of Energy
by Kurt C Schlichting
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2001
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This history of New York's Grand Central Station incorporates the story of a city and an age, as reflected in the building aptly described as a secular cathedral. 11 line drawings, 82 halftones.
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Gravesend Kid: a Brooklyn Boyhood
by Lionel R. Lindsay
Publisher: AuthorHouse 2004
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Brooklyn, N.Y. in the 1940's and 1950's. Gravesend, one of the six original towns of Brooklyn, became New York City's largest settlement of Italian immigrants in the first half of the 20th century. Introduce to this bi-lingual ethnic community, a... >
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Gravesend, Brooklyn: Then and Now
by Joseph Ditta
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing 2009
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Permanently settled in 1645, the farming town of Gravesend, Long Island, was annexed to the city (now borough) of Brooklyn, New York, in 1894. Few reminders from Gravesends rural days survive around the urban landscape it has become. Even its more recent... >
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Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of the New York times Means for America
by William McGowan
Publisher: 2010
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The New York Times was once considered the gold standard in American journalism and the most trusted news organization in America. Today, it is generally understood to be a vehicle for politically correct ideologies, tattered liberal pieties, and a... >
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Great Fortune: The Epic Of Rockefeller Center
by Daniel Okrent
Publisher: Viking 2003
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Everything about the conception and creation of Rockefeller Center was outsized and wildly improbable. Launched in the teeth of the worst depression in American history, the most ambitious construction project since the Pyramids was the unintended result... >
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Great Mayor: Fiorello La Guardia And The Making Of The City Of New York
by Alyn Brodsky
Publisher: St. Martin's Press 2003
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In The Great Mayor, author Alyn Brodsky presents the first comprehensive and accessible biography of Fiorello H. La Guardia. Prior to becoming New York’s pre-eminent mayor, La Guardia was a distinguished U.S. congressman, a commander of the U.S. air... >
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Great School Wars : a History of the New York City Public Schools
by Diane Ravitch
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2000
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Reprint of the 1974 edition with a new 14-page introduction which reflects on the connections of the history of NYC's schools to present problems.
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Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability
by David Owen
Publisher: Riverhead 2009
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A challenging, controversial, and highly readable look at our lives, our world, and our future. In this remarkable challenge to conventional thinking about the environment, David Owen argues that the greenest community in the United States is not... >
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Green Oasis in Brooklyn: The Story of Brooklyn Cemetery, 1850-2007
by John Rousmaniere
Publisher: Smith Kerr Associates 2009
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Noted historian John Rousmaniere traces the history of the Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. Beginning with the land itself before the cemetery was founded in 1850, his engaging text shows how the forces that shaped the history of New York-population... >
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Green-Wood Cemetery
by Alexandra K. Mosca
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing 2008
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For generations, Green-Wood Cemetery has played an integral part in New York City's cultural history, serving as a gathering place and a cultural repository. Situated in the historic borough of Brooklyn, the thousands of graves and mausoleums within the... >
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Growing up in New York's Italian South Village
by Tony Vivolo
Publisher: Danforth Book Distribution 2011
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With animation in his words and a wave of his magic wand, Tony Vivolo brings alive the world of his boyhood. Cured meats and ripened cheeses in the shops assault your senses and let you know exactly where you've landed. Boisterous nonstop chatter of... >
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Guide to New York City Landmarks
by Andrew Dolkart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons 1998
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"From cover to cover, you'll be able to see why New York City is the Capital of the World." -Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mayor, New York City. The official and complete guide to New York City's landmarks and historic districts. This brand-new edition of... >
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Gunfighter in Gotham: Bat Masterson's New York City Years
by Robert K. DeArment
Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Press 2013
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Gym Crow Must Go!: The 1968 Student Rebellion at Columbia University in the City of New York
by Stefan M. Bradley
Publisher: University Press of Colorado-Boulder 2008
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Published in the volume, "We Shall Independent Be: African American Place-Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the United States," edited by Angel Nieves and Leslie Alexander
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Gym Crow Must Go!: The 1968 Student Rebellion at Columbia University in the City of New York
by Stefan M. Bradley
Publisher: University Press of Colorado-Boulder 2008
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Published in the volume, "We Shall Independent Be: African American Place-Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the United States," edited by Angel Nieves and Leslie Alexander
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Gym Crow Must Go, the 1968-69 Student and Community Protest at Columbia University
by Stephan Maurice Bradley
Publisher: University of Missouri 2003
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Half Slave Half Free
by David Manning
Publisher: imPRESSions 2013
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Two homeless beggars meet on the streets of New York in the winter of 1870. One is a handicapped Irish Civil War veteran with a low self-esteem trying to find something in life to hang on to; the other a confident, well-educated former slave trying to... >
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Hands To Work: The Stories Of Three Families Racing The Welfare Clock
by LynNell Hancock
Publisher: Morrow 2002
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In this illuminating examination of the current state of welfare policy -- five years after the start of President Bill Clinton's Personal Responsibility Act of 1996 -- award-winning veteran reporter and writer LynNell Hancock offers an intimate,... >
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Hard Times: The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City
by Elizabeth L. Wollman
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2012
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Harlem at war: the Black experience in WWII
by Nat Brandt
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 1996
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By the spring of 1943 more than a half million blacks were in the U.S. Army, but only 79,000 of them were overseas. Most were repeating the experience of their fathers in World War I - serving chiefly in labor battalions. Domestically, clashes between... >
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Harlem Between Heaven and Hell
by Monique Taylor
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press 2002
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Harlem brings to mind a kaleidoscope of images-the jazz clubs and cultural ferment of the 1920s and 1930s, the urban decay of the 1960s and 1970s, and the revitalization of the past twenty years, with artists, writers, professionals, and even an... >
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Harlem Churches
by Cynthia Hickman
Publisher: Dunbar, Inc. 2001
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Illustrated history of Harlem, New York's 75+ historic churches at the end of the twentieth century.
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Harlem Reader: A Celebration Of New York's Most Famous Neighborhood, From The Renaissance Years To The Twenty-First Century
by Herb Boyd
Publisher: Three Rivers Press 2003
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Creating a stunning mosaic of Harlem, award-winning editor Boyd has collected stories, poems, rap, personal memories, and narratives, in the unforgettable voices of Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Ann Petry, Chester Himes, Ruby Dee, Willie... >
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Harlem Renaissance
by Nathan Irvi Huggins
Publisher: Oxford University Press 1973
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A convincing historical assessment of the period, roughly the 1920's, when a considerable flowering of literary and other arts occurred among black Americans. It does not shy away from encompassing and attempting to explain the often contradictory... >
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Harlem vs. Columbia University: Black Student Power in the Late 1960s
by Stefan M. Bradley
Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2009
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Harlem's Team: The New York Lincoln Giants
by Jim Goldfarb
Publisher: Afro-Americans in New York Life and History 2003
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Harlem, Lost And Found: An Architectural And Social History, 1765-1915
by Michael Henry Adams, Paul Rocheleau
Publisher: Monacelli Press 2002
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Harlem, Lost and Found presents an architectural and social history of Harlem. The text starts in the early days--the establishment of the first European farms in the mid-1660s--and continues through the Harlem Renaissance, where artists, writers, and... >
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Harlem, the Making of a Ghetto: Negro New York, 1890-1930
by Gilbert Osofsky
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher 1996
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For social history, no book has surpassed Mr. Osofsky's account of how a pleasant, pastoral upper-middle-class suburb of Manhattan turned into an appalling black slum within forty years.
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Hart Crane: A Life
by Clive Fisher
Publisher: Yale University Press 2002
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Hart Crane's life was notoriously turbulent, persistently nonconformist, and tragically short. Born in 1899, Crane became one of the most significant modernist American poets, yet his self-destructive tendencies — violent outbursts, massive drinking... >
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Haven of Liberty: New York Jews in the New World, 1654-1865
by Howard B. Rock
Publisher: 2012
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Part 1 of a three part series, Deborah Dash Moore, general editor.
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he Lower East Side Remembered & Revisited: History and Guide to a Legendary New York Neighborhood
by Joyce Mendelsohn
Publisher: Lower East Side Press 2001
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Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor
by John R Waldman
Publisher: Lyons Press 2000
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New York Harbor is a rich aquatic wilderness that surrounds the world's greatest city. Once a pristine estuary bristling with oysters and striped bass, visited by sharks, porpoises, and seals, the harbor suffered centuries of rampant environmental abuse;... >
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Heir to the Empire City : New York and the making of Theodore Roosevelt
by Edward P. Kohn
Publisher: Basic Books 2013
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Hell Gate: The Story of the Family that Settled Harlem as Part of the Dutch Colony that Became New York
by Dorothy Hayden Truscott
Publisher: Morgan Hall Publications 2004
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Hell's Kitchen and the Battle for Urban Space: Class Struggle and Progressive Reform in New York City, 1894-1914
by Joseph J. Varga
Publisher: Monthly Review Press 2013
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Hell’s Kitchen is among Manhattan’s most storied and studied neighborhoods. A working-class district situated next to the West Side’s middle- and upper-class residential districts, it has long attracted the focus of artists and urban planners,... >
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Helluva Town The Story of New York City During World War II
by Richard Goldstein
Publisher: Free Press 2010
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Helluva Town: New York City in the 1940s and 50s
by Vivian Cherry, Barbara Head Millstein
Publisher: PowerHouse Books 2007
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Photography of New York City from the 1940s-1950s.
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Helluva Town: The Story of New York City During World War II
by Richard Goldstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster 2010
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New York Times reporter looks at life in the city during the war and at the role the city played in the nation's popular culture during those years.
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Helvetica and the New York City Subway System
by Paul Shaw
Publisher: Baker & Taylor, MIT Press 2012
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A book with 260 full-color illustrations offers an intriguing history of how the chaotic hodge-podge of signs littering the New York City Subway System was standardized thanks in part to a little font called Helvetica.
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Helvetica and the New York City Subway System: The True (Maybe) Story
by Paul Shaw
Publisher: The MIT Press 2011
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How New York City subway signage evolved from a "visual mess" to a uniform system. A study of the conflict between the purity of design and the messiness of the real world. Reveals how the many decisions underlying the appearance of subway signage have... >
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Here is New York
by E. B. White
Publisher: Little Bookroom 1999
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Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, the author's stroll around Manhattan arm in arm with the reader remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America's foremost literary figures. The New York Times has chosen Here is New... >
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High Steel: The Daring Men Who Built The World's Greatest Skyline
by Jim Rasenberger
Publisher: HarperCollins 2004
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With the birth of the steel-frame skyscraper in the late nineteenth century came a new breed of man, as bold and untamed as any this country had ever known. These "cowboys of the skies," as one journalist called them, were the structural ironworkers who... >
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Higher : A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City
by Neal Bascomb
Publisher: Doubleday 2003
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The 1920s was a decade of great ambition and nonstop exuberance, and no place on earth reflected the spirit of the times more than New York City. The heart of Americas commercial, financial, and cultural life, New York provided the perfect backdrop for... >
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Hispanas De Queens: Latino Panethnicity In A New York City Neighborhood
by Milagros Ricourt, Ruby Danta
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2003
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What happens when persons of several Latin American national groups reside in the same neighborhood? Milagros Ricourt and Ruby Danta consider the stories of women of different nationalities-Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Peruvian, Puerto Rican,... >
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Historic Preservation in Queens
by Jeffrey A. Kroessler and Nina A. Rappaport
Publisher: Queensborough Preservation League 1990
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History in Asphalt: The Origin of Bronx Street and Place Names
by John McNamara
Publisher: The Bronx: The Bronx County Historical Society 1991
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Horace Greeley's New-York Tribune: Civil War-era Socialism and the Crisis of Free Labor
by Adam-Max Tuchinsky
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2009
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In the mid-nineteenth century, Horace Greeley's New-York Tribune had the largest national circulation of any newspaper in the United States. Its contributors included many of the leading minds of the period-Margaret Fuller, Henry James Sr., Charles... >
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Horace Greeley's New-York Tribune: Civil War–Era Socialism and the Crisis of Free Labor
by Adam Tuchinsky
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2009
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In the mid-nineteenth century, Horace Greeley's New-York Tribune had the largest national circulation of any newspaper in the United States. Its contributors included many of the leading minds of the period-Margaret Fuller, Henry James Sr., Charles Dana,... >
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Hosack's Folly: A Novel of Old New York
by Gillen D'Arcy Wood
Publisher: Other Press 2005
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Set in 1820s Manhattan, Hosack's Folly weaves a vibrant tapestry of a time, a place, and a people on the verge of surrendering their innocence and idealism for the greed and glory of the Gilded Age. In a cast of fictional characters as rich and colorful... >
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Hour of the Cat
by Peter Quinn
Publisher: Overlook 2005
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On the eve of World War II, a simple New York City homicide, indistinguishable from hundreds of others in 1938, draws two vastly different men--an American and a German--into the Gathering Storm. The P.L. lured into the case will soon find this be a... >
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Housing and Community Development in New York City : Facing the Future
by Michael H. Schill
Publisher: State University of New York Press 1999
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Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date description and analysis of the housing and neighborhood problems facing residents of the nation's largest city, and the policies that have been developed to solve these problems.
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Housing and the Democratic Ideal: The Life and Thought of Charles Abrams
by A Scott Henderson
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2000
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Charles Abrams (1902-1970) stood at the center of the policies, problems, and politics surrounding urban planning, housing reform, and the public and private interests involved in the expansion of the American state. He uniquely combined in one person... >
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How East New York Became A Ghetto
by Walter Thabit
Publisher: New York University Press 2003
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In response to the riots of the mid-'60s, Walter Thabit was hired to work with the community of East New York to develop a plan for low- and moderate-income public housing. In the years that followed, he experienced first-hand the forces that had... >
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How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art
by Serge Guilbaut
Publisher: University of Chicago Press 1985
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Looks at the interrelationship between art and history, suggests why New York replaced Paris as the center of modern art, and discusses the ideology of American artists.
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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
by Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Plume Books 1992
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Uprooted from their family home in the Dominican Republic, the four Garcia sisters Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia arrive in New York City in 1960 to find a life far different from the genteel existence of maids, manicures, and extended family they... >
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How We Got to Coney Island: The Development of Mass Transportation in Brooklyn and Kings County
by Brian J. Cudahy
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2002
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How We Got to Coney Island is the definitive history of mass transportation in Brooklyn. Covering 150 years of extraordinary growth, Cudahy tells the complete story of the trolleys, street cars, steamboats, and railways that helped create New YorkÆs... >
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I Speak of the City: Poems of New York
by Stephen Wolf (editor)
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2007
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I Speak of the City is the most extensive collection of poems ever assembled about New York. Beginning with an early piece by Jacob Steendam (from when the city was called New Amsterdam) and continuing through poems written in the aftermath of 9/11, this... >
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Illegal Living: 80 Wooster Street and the Evolution of SoHo
by Roslyn Bernstein and Shael Shapiro
Publisher: Jonas Mekas Foundation 2010
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The first of 16 artist coops started by George Maciunas, founder of the Fluxus art movement, Fluxhouse Coop II spurred the development of SoHo and the spread of loft conversions worldwide. 80 Wooster Street was a magnet for the avant-garde. Home to Jonas... >
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Illusion of Order: The False Promise of Broken Windows Policing
by Bernard E. Harcourt
Publisher: Harvard University Press 2001
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This is the first book to challenge the "broken-windows" theory of crime, which argues that permitting minor misdemeanors to go unpunished only encourages more serious crime. Bernard Harcourt argues that although the broken-windows theory has been around... >
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Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars
by Elizabeth Ewen
Publisher: Monthly Review Press 1985
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At the turn of the century, millions of European women set sail with their families with the United States. Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars tells the story of the Jewish and Italian women who came to inhabit New York's Lower East Side during this... >
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Imperial Blues: Geographies of Race and Sex in Jazz Age New York
by Fiona I. B. NgoÌ
Publisher: Duke University Press 2013
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Impressionist New York
by William H. Gerdts
Publisher: Artabras Publishers 1997
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Organized geographically -- with chapters on Fifth Avenue and Broadway, lower Manhattan Central Park, the waterfront and bridges, the outer boroughs, and so on -- Impressionist New York chronicles the intersection of the city's history with art history... >
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In Gotham's Shadow: Brooklyn and the Consolidation of Greater New York
by Steven A. Levine
Publisher: City University of New York 2002
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In King's Shadow: Bayard Rustin and the 1963 March on Washington
by William C. Kashatus
Publisher: Pennsylvania Heritage 2004
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In The City: Random Acts Of Awareness
by Colette Brooks
Publisher: W. W. Norton 2002
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An award-winning kaleidoscope of a book that "shocks and stirs the urban heart," capturing city life on the edge of the twenty-first century. Winner of the PEN/Jerard Fund Award, In the City is an idiosyncratic re-creation of the jagged edges and... >
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In the Company of Black Men: The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City
by Craig Steven Wilder
Publisher: New York University Press 2001
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From the subaltern assemblies of the enslaved in colonial New York City to the benevolent New York African Society of the early national era to the formation of the African Blood Brotherhood in twentieth century Harlem, voluntary associations have been a... >
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In The Shadow Of Slavery African Americans In New York City, 1626-1863
by Leslie M Harris
Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2003
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In 1991 in lower Manhattan, a team of construction workers made an astonishing discovery. Just two blocks from City Hall, under twenty feet of asphalt, concrete, and rubble, lay the remains of an eighteenth-century "Negro Burial Ground." Closed in 1790... >
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In Their Own Image: New York Jews in Jazz Age American Popular Culture
by Edward Paul Merwin
Publisher: City University of New York 2002
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In Transit: The Transport Workers Union in New York City, 1933-1966
by Joshua Benjamin Freeman
Publisher: Temple University Press 2001
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This history of New York transit workers from the Great Depression to the monumental 1966 transit strike shows how, through collective action, the men and women who operated the world's largest transit system brought about a virtual revolution in their... >
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Indian Affairs in Colonial New York: The Seventeenth Century
by Allen W. Trelease
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2009
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First published in 1960, Indian Affairs in Colonial New York remains the only one-volume study of Indian-European relations in seventeenth-century New York. In the first half of this book, Allen W. Trelease describes the Dutch period that followed Henry... >
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Inside Grand Central Terminal: A Photo Essay
by Kurt Boone
Publisher: Tasora Books
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Inside Grand Central Terminal is a unique story about and written by Kurt Boone--with photography by John Sarsgard--a veteran messenger who rode all 22 major subway lines in a week picking up and delivering critical documents and packages to businesses... >
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Inside Greenwich Village: A New York City Neighborhood, 1898–1918
by Gerald W. McFarland
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press 2001
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In the popular imagination, New York City's Greenwich Village has long been known as a center of bohemianism, home to avant-garde artists, political radicals, and other nonconformists who challenged the reigning orthodoxies of their time. Yet as Gerald... >
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Inside New York 2010
by Nina Pedrad
Publisher: Inside New York 2009
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Inside New Yorkis a complete guidebook to life in the city. Not just a list of places to eat, drink, party, and shop, Inside New Yorkis a detailed resource for the cultivation of a seasoned New Yorker.Since 1978, Inside New Yorkhas treated transplants... >
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Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City
by James Nevius
Publisher: Simon and Schuster 2009
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How much do you actually know about New York City? Did you know they tried to anchor Zeppelins at the top of the Empire State Building? Or that the high-rent district of Park Avenue was once so dangerous it was called "Death Avenue"? Lively and... >
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Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel
by Sherill Tippins
Publisher: 2013
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Intellectual Struggles Between Blacks and Jews from the 1940s Through the 1960s: A Prelude to the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Conflict (New York City)
by Glen Anthony Harris
Publisher: Florida State University 2003
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Interborough Fleet
by Joe Cunningham
Publisher: Xplorer Press 2001
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Interpretations of the Crown Heights Riot
by Edward S Shapiro
Publisher: American Jewish History 2003
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Intersections: The Grand Concourse at 100
by Antonio Sergio Bessa, ed.
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2009
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November 2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the Grand Boulevard and Concourse, the Bronxs crown jewel of urban planning that stretches over four miles from 138th Street to the Mosholu Parkway. This famous roadway represents Art Deco and Art Moderne... >
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Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists in New York, 1955
by Midori Yoshimoto
Publisher: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 2002
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Inventing the Skyline: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert
by Cass Gilbert, Margaret Heilbrun (editor)
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2000
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Cass Gilberts pioneering buildings injected vitality into skyscraper design, and his "Gothic skyscraper," epitomized by the Woolworth Building, profoundly influenced architects during the first decades of the twentieth century. Now, as the New-York... >
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Inventing Times Square: Commerce and Culture at the Crossroads of the World
by William R Taylor
Publisher: Johns Hopkins paperbacks ed. 1996
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A unique volume, Inventing Times Square approaches the subject of twentieth-century American city culture through a multidimensional examination of one quintessential urban space: Times Square. Ranging in time from 1905, when the crossroad was given its... >
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Invisible New York: The Hidden Infrastructure of the City
by Stanley Greenberg
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 1998
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Invisible New York is a photographic exploration of the hidden and often abandoned infrastructure of New York City. Inaccessible and unknown to most New Yorkers, the structures and machinery captured in Stanley Greenberg's luminous black-and-white prints... >
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Irving Howe: A Life Of Passionate Dissent
by Gerald Sorin
Publisher: New York University Press 2002
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By the time he died in 1993 at the age of 73, Irving Howe was one of the twentieth century's most important public thinkers. Deeply passionate, committed to social reform and secular Jewishness, ardently devoted to fiction and poetry, in love with... >
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Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York
by Richard Zacks
Publisher: Doubleday 2012
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It Happened On Washington Square
by Emily Kies Folpe
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2002
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The heart of New York City's Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park has been a vital public space for nearly two centuries. Lined by elegant townhouses, anchored by Stanford White's iconic Washington Arch, and used by students and professionals, dog... >
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Italian Americn Radical Culture in New York City: The Politics and the Arts of the Sovversivi, 1890-1940
by Marcella Bencivenni
Publisher: City University of New York 2003
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Jackie Robinson And The Integration Of Baseball
by Scott Simon
Publisher: J. Wiley & Sons 2002
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The integration of baseball in 1947 had undeniable significance for the civil rights movement and American history. In Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball, renowned broadcaster Scott Simon brings his passion for baseball and for civil rights... >
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Jackson Heights Chronicles: When Crossing the Border Isn't Enough
by Orlando Tobon
Publisher: Atria 2006
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Jane Jacobs: Urban Visionary
by Alice Sparberg Alexiou
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2006
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"In this analysis of Jane Jacobs's ideas and work, Alice Sparberg Alexiou tells the story of a woman who without any formal training in planning became a prominent spokesperson for sensible urban change. Besides writing the seminal book about... >
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Jazz: New York in the Roaring Twenties
by Robert Nippoldt
Publisher: 2013
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Jewish New York: A Guide To The 350 Year-Old Community
by Ira Wolfman
Publisher: Universe Pub 2003
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A beautifully illustrated guide to Jewish life in the metropolis: Jewish New York celebrates Jewish life in New York City from the seventeenth century to the present through a selection of photographs, memorabilia, souvenirs, manuscripts, postcards,... >
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Jews of Brooklyn
by Ilana Abramovitch and Seán Galvin
Publisher: UPNE 2002
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Jews Without Money
by Michael Gold
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers 1996
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As a writer and political activist in early-twentieth-century America, Michael Gold was an important presence on the American cultural scene for more than three decades. Beginning in the 1920s his was a powerful journalistic voice for social change and... >
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Jews: A People's History of the Lower East Side, volumes I–III
by Clayton Patterson, et al.
Publisher: 2013
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Jim Crow New York: A Documentary History Of Race And Citizenship, 1777-1877
by David Nathaniel Gellman, David Quigley
Publisher: New York University Press 2003
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"With so many document collections aimed at teaching scholars and students about slavery and race relations in the nineteenth-century South, it is refreshing and enlightening to read a collection that reminds us of the northern side of the... >
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John & Yoko: A New York Love Story
by Allan Tannenbaum
Publisher: Insight Editions 2007
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John E. Wool and the New York City Draft Riots of 1863: A Reassessment
by Laurence M. Hauptman
Publisher: Civil War History 2003
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John Lindsay, New York, and the American Dream
by Joseph P. Viteritti
Publisher: John Hopkins University Press 2014
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Just Enough Liebling: Classic Work By The Legendary New Yorker Writer
by A. J Liebling
Publisher: North Point Press 2004
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Abbott Joseph Liebling was one of the greatest of all New Yorker writers, a colorful figure who helped set the magazine's urbane tone and style. Just Enough Liebling gathers in one volume the vividest and most enjoyable of his pieces. Charles McGrath (in... >
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Just Kids: From Brooklyn to the Chelsea Hotel, a Life of Art and Friendship
by Patti Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing 2010
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'It was the summer that Coltrane died. The summer Jimi Hendrix set his guitar in flames and China exploded the H-bomb. There were riots in Newark and marches against the war in Vietnam. The world was on the brink of change. It was the summer of love. And... >
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Kafka was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir
by Anatole Broyard
Publisher: Vintage Books 1997
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Nineteen forty-six was a good time - perhaps the best time - in the twentieth century. The war was over and there was a terrific sense of coming back, of repossessing life. Rents were cheap, restaurants were cheap, and it seemed to me that happiness... >
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King of the Bowry: Big Tim Sullivan, Tammany Hall, and New York City from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era
by Robert F. Welch
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2008
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King of the Bowery is the first complete study of Timothy D. "Big Tim" Sullivan, Tammany chieftain and kingmaker. "King of the Lower East Side" to many, and to some "King of the Underworld," Sullivan was a pivotal figure in the late nineteenth-and early... >
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Knickerbocker Knowledge: Mapping Cultural Authority in the Literature of New York
by Elizabeth Lee Bradley
Publisher: New York University 2002
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Knickerbocker: The Myth behind New York
by Elizabeth L. Bradley
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2009
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Deep within New York’s compelling, sprawling history lives an odd, ornery Manhattan native named Diedrich Knickerbocker. The name may be familiar today: his story gave rise to generations of popular tributes—from a beer brand to a basketball team... >
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Knickerbocker: The Myth behind New York
by Elizabeth L. Bradley
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2009
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Knocking at Our Own Door: Milton A. Galamison and the Struggle to Integrate New York City Schools
by Clarence Taylor
Publisher: Lexington Books 2000
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What caused one of America's most promising civil rights movements to implode on the eve of change? Knocking at Our Own Door chronicles the life of New York's preeminent but little-studied integrationist, Milton A. Galamison, and his controversial... >
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Knowledge, Culture, and Science in the Metropolis: The New York Academy of Sciences, 1817-1970 (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol 584)
by Simon Baatz
Publisher: New York Academy of Sciences 1990
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An account of science in New York City that provides a persuasive interpretation of the changing nature of scientific activity and how this has affected long-standing institutions such as the NYAS. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE BRONX IS BURING: BASEBALL, POLITICS, AND THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF A CITY
by Jonathan Mahler
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005
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The strange life of New York City in 1977 is recounted in this kaleidoscopic history. Arguing broadly that that year can be read as "a transformative moment for the city, a time of decay but of regeneration as well," Mahler, a contributing writer for the... >
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of A City
by Jonathan Mahler
Publisher: 2005
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The author chronicles a year in the life of New York City, gazing at the metropolis through the lens of the Yankees, exploring issues of race and crime and profliling Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson, Ed Koch, and Mario Cuomo, among others.
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Landlord and Tenant in Colonial New York: Manorial Society, 1664-1775
by Sung Bok Kim
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr 1987
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Landmark of the Spirit: The Eldridge Street Synagogue
by Annie Polland
Publisher: Yale University Press 2008
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New York City’s magnificent Eldridge Street Synagogue was built in 1887 in response to the great wave of Jewish immigrants who fled persecution in eastern Europe. Finding their way to the Lower East Side, the new arrivals formed a vibrant Jewish... >
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Last Good Season: Brooklyn, The Dodgers, And Their Final Pennant Race Together
by Michael Shapiro
Publisher: Doubleday 2003
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In the bestselling tradition of "The Boys of Summer and "Wait 'Til Next Year, "The Last Good Season is the poignant and dramatic story of the Brooklyn Dodgers' last pennant and the forces that led to their heartbreaking departure to Los Angeles. The... >
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Laughter, Music and Tragedy at the New York Pathe Studio
by Richard Koszarski
Publisher: Film History 2002
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Launching a Thousand Ships: Entrepreneurs, War Workers, and the State in American Shipbuilding, 1940-1945
by Christopher James Tassava
Publisher: Northwestern University 2003
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Law and Order at Large: The New York Civillian Review Board Referendum of 1966 and the Crisis of Liberalism
by Michael W. Flamm
Publisher: Historian 2002
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LEARNING TO GOVERN: MY LIFE IN NEW YORK POLITICS, FROM HELL GATE TO CITY HALL
by Peter F. Vallone
Publisher: Richard Altschuler & Associates, Inc 2005
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From his vantage point deep in the Democratic Party machinery and as the longtime Speaker of the City Council of New York City, Vallone delivers a detailed view of the complex workings of Big Apple politics from the 1970s through 2001. A deft mix of the... >
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Leaving Brooklyn
by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co. PS 3569 .69 L4 1989
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The story Schwartz tells is of her adolescence, her coming of age in the sheltered world of the 1950s, and more aptly, her emergence from the sheltered life of childhood. Its central metaphor, that of the oddity of vision occasioned by a lazy, or "bad"... >
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Left on the Construction Bench: The New York Construction Trades and Racial Integration, 1960
by Stacy Kinlock Sewell
Publisher: New York History 2002
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Leonard Covello, the Covello Papers, and the History of Eating Habits Among Italian Imigrants in New York
by Simone Cinotto
Publisher: Journal of American History 2003
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Licentious Gotham: Erotic Publishing and Its Prosecution in Nineteenth-century New York
by Donna Dennis
Publisher: Harvard University Press 2009
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Licentious Gotham: Erotic Publishing and Its Prosecution in Nineteenth-century New York
by Donna Dennis
Publisher: Harvard University Press 2009
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Licentious Gotham, set in the streets, news depots, publishing houses, grand jury chambers, and courtrooms of the nation’s great metropolis, delves into the stories of the enterprising men and women who created a thriving transcontinental market for... >
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Life on a Rocky Farm Rural Life near New York City in the Late Nineteenth Century
by Lucas C. Barger
Publisher: SUNY Press 2013
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Life on the Ledge: Reflections of a New York City Window Cleaner
by Ivor Hanson
Publisher: Two Dollar Radio 2006
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After playing in punk bands with Henry Rollins and Ian Mackaye, Ivor must face that he won't be a rock star and that window cleaning isn't his day job; it's his only job.
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Life on the Lower East Side: Photographs by Rebecca Lepkoff, 1937-1950
by Rebecca Lepkoff, Suzanne Wasserman, Peter Dans
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press 2006
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A young Rebecca Lepkoff, camera in hand, navigated the streets of the Lower East Side of New York in the 1930s and 1940s, before the Alfred E. Smith housing project largely demolished and forever changed its character. She captured the lives and times of... >
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Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President
by Harold Holzer
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 2006
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Liquid Assets: A History of New York City's Water System
by Diane Galusha
Publisher: Purple Mountain Pr Ltd 1999
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New York City's water system is, by every measure, an engineering marvel. Delivering 1.2 billion gallons of water each day to more than nine million people, it is a complex network of reservoirs stretched out over a vast upstate region and connected by a... >
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Literary Brooklyn: The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American City Life
by Evan Hughes
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company 2011
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According to freelance journalist and critic Hughes, the one experience Brooklyn writers share is living just outside "the colossal, churning center of the metropolis," thus providing a "revealing window onto the broader history of American urban life."... >
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Little Italy
by Emelise Aleandri
Publisher: Arcadia Pub 2002
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Often separated from other immigrants because of their language, Italian immigrants to New York City in the 1880s formed communities apart from their new neighbors. They tended to think of themselves collectively as a small Italian colony, La Colonia,... >
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Live From New York: An Uncensored Story Of Saturday Night Live
by Tom Shales, James A Miller
Publisher: Little, Brown 2002
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A star-studded, first-person history of Saturday Night Live that finally reveals what really went on backstage, on the set, in the writer's offices, and on the town.
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Living the Revolution: Italian Women's Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945
by Jennifer Guglielmo
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2010
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Italians were the largest group of immigrants to the United States at the turn of the twentieth century, and hundreds of thousands led and participated in some of the period's most volatile labor strikes. Yet until now, Italian women's political activism... >
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Loft Living: Culture & Capital in Urban Change
by Sharon Zukin
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 1989
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This book exposes the meeting of art and real estate markets, the happy meeting between artists' demand for housing and city officials and homeowners who wanted to 'upgrade' their neighborhoods by private market means--and how those artists were used and... >
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Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish America
by Peter A. Quinn
Publisher: Overlook 2007
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In this remarkable collection of writings chronicling the author's exploration of his own past, Quinn paints a brilliant new portrait of the Irish-American men and women whose culture and values now play such a central role in all of our identities as... >
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Losing Ground: Harlem, the War on Drugs, and the Prison Industry Complex
by Leith Mullings
Publisher: Souls 2003
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Lost and Found: Stories from New York, Vol. II
by Thomas Beller
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company 2009
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Acclaimed fiction writer Thomas Beller culls a new volume of essays, vignettes, and tales of the city from the literary Web site Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, one of the premier venues for the urban sketch on the Internet.
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Lost and Found: Stories from New York, Volume 2
by Thomas Beller
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc 2009
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Acclaimed fiction writer Thomas Beller culls a new volume of essays, vignettes, and tales of the city from the literary Web site Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, one of the premier venues for the urban sketch on the Internet.Lost and Found , Volume II of the... >
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Lost New York
by Nathan Silver
Publisher: Mariner Books 2000
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When it was first published in 1968, the critically acclaimed LOST NEW YORK became an instant classic for the way it reawakened a lost city. Now expanded and updated, with 118 new photographs, the book reveals a fresh, true picture of New York as it has... >
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Lost Prophet: The Life And Times Of Bayard Rustin
by John D'Emilio
Publisher: Free Press 2003
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Bayard Rustin is one of the most important figures in the history of the American civil rights movement. Before Martin Luther King, before Malcolm X, Bayard Rustin was working to bring the cause to the forefront of America's consciousness. A teacher to... >
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Lost Waterfront: The Decline and Rebirth of Manhattan's Western Shore
by Shelley Seccombe, Philip Lopate, and Albert K. Butzel
Publisher: Fordham University Press and Friends of Hudson River Park, Inc. 2007
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Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever
by Will Hermes
Publisher: Baker & Taylor 2011
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Chronicles five epochal years of music in the Big Apple against a backdrop of the high crime and low rents of the mid-1970s, tracing the formations of key sounds while evaluating the contributions of influential artists.
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Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
by Luc Sante
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux 2003
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"A cacophonous poem of democracy and greed, like the streets of New York themselves." --John Vernon, " Los Angeles Times Book Review Luc Sante's "Low Life is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity.... >
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
by Robert M. Grippo, Christopher Hoskins
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing 2005
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Lets have a parade is the phrase that begins a beloved American tradition, the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 1924, employees of the R. H. Macy and Company store in Herald Square, many of whom were immigrants and first-generation Americans, chose to... >
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Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks
by Miriam Berman
Publisher: Diane Pub Co 2004
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Through the decades, Madison Square has managed to remain one of the most vital places in the heart of New York City. It’s current visual profile of the Flatiron Building, Met Life Tower and New York Life’s golden pyramid sets the stage for a look at... >
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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York)
by Stephen Crane
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's 1999
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This definitive, annotated edition of Maggie is based on Crane’s original 1893 text. More than 175 pages of documents are organized into thematic units on late-nineteenth- and turn-of-the-century American society covering tenement life; shops, saloons,... >
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Making love modern: the intimate public worlds of New York's literary women
by Nina Miller
Publisher: Oxford University Press 1999
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In the teens and twenties, New York was home to a rich variety of literary subcultures. Within these intermingled worlds, gender lines and other boundaries were crossed in ways that were hardly imaginable in previous decades. Among the bohemians of... >
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Making Mischief: Dada Invades New York
by Francis M. Naumann et al
Publisher: Whitney Museum of Art 1996
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Making Mountains: New York City and the Catskills
by David Stradling
Publisher: University of Washington Press 2007
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For over 200 years, the Catskill Mountains have been repeatedly and dramatically transformed by New York City. Stradling shows that the process was collaborative, as local and urban hands, capital, and ideas have come together to reshape the mountains... >
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Making New York Dominican: Small Business, Politics, and Everyday Life
by Christian Krohn-Hansen
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2013
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Manchild in the Promised Land
by Claude Brown
Publisher: Touchstone Press 1999
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Manchild in the Promised Land is indeed one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time. This thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been... >
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Manhattan '45
by Jan Morris
Publisher: JHU Press 1998
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In 1945, New York City stood at the pinnacle of its cultural and economic power. Never again would the city possess the unique mixture of innocence and sophistication, romance and formality, generosity and confidence which characterized it in this moment... >
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Manhattan for Rent, 1785-1850
by Elizabeth Blackmar
Publisher: Cornell University Press 1991
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Winner of the Vernacular Architecture Forum's Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize for 1990 "In this interesting and wide-ranging book, Elizabeth Blackmar investigates the development of New York City's housing market from colonial times to 1850. She discusses... >
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Manhattan Monologues
by Louis Auchincloss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company 2002
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He is our sublime master of manners, our "most astute observer of moral paradox among the affluent" (Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.), and "one of the essential American writers" (Kirkus). Now, in his fifty-seventh book, Louis Auchincloss delivers a brilliant... >
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Manhattan Projects: The Rise and Fall of Urban Renewal in Cold War New York
by Samuel Zipp
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2010
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Moving beyond the usual good-versus-evil story that pits master-planner Robert Moses against the plucky neighborhood advocate Jane Jacobs, Samuel Zipp sheds new light on the rise and fall of New York's urban renewal in the decades after World War II.... >
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Manhattan Unfurled
by Matteo Pericoli and Paul Goldberger
Publisher: Random House Trade 2001
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Matteo Pericoli trained as an architect in Milan and then came to work in New York in 1995. His arrival preceded by just a few days the arrival of the biggest snowstorm of the decade, and the sense of the city in its wake especially its silence ... >
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Manhattan Water-Bound: Manhattan's Waterfront from the Seventeenth Century to the Present
by Ann L. Buttenwieser, Robert A. M. Stern
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 1999
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In an illustrated case study of urban shoreline development, Buttenwieser (Columbia U. School of Architecture) chronicles clashes over Manhattan's landfill since the 1624 purchase. Includes a waterfront timeline in the context of state and national... >
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Manhattanville, NY: Old Heart of West Harlem
by Eric K. Washington
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing 2002
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Manhattanville: Old Heart Of West Harlem
by Eric K Washington
Publisher: Arcadia Pub 2002
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During the 1800s, Manhattanville flourished as the West Side counterpart to its parent village of Harlem. The wide valley around present-day Broadway and 125th Street formed a unique gateway to the Hudson River between Morningside Heights and Washington... >
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Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City
by Eric W. Sanderson
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams 2009
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On September 12, 1609, Henry Hudson first set eyes on the land that would become Manhattan. It's difficult for us to imagine what he saw, but for more than a decade, landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson has been working to do just that. Mannahatta: A... >
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Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City
by Eric W. Sanderson
Publisher: 2009
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On September 12, 1609, Henry Hudson first set eyes on the land that would become Manhattan. It's difficult for us to imagine what he saw, but for more than a decade, landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson has been working to do just that. Mannahatta: A... >
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Maritime Mile: The Story of the Greenwich Village Waterfront
by Stuart Waldman, Zack Winestine
Publisher: Mikaya Press 2002
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Marketing Modernity: The J. Walter Thompson Company and North American Advertising in Brazil, 1929-1939
by James P. Woodard
Publisher: Hispanic American Review 2002
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Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
by Steven Millhauser
Publisher: Vintage Books USA 1997
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Winner of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Steven Millhauser's novel recounts the life of Martin Dressler, from his humble beginnings behind the counter of his father's cigar store to the outrageously ambitious business ventures of his adulthood.... >
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Media Capital: Architecture and Communications in New York City
by Aurora Wallace
Publisher: 2012
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Memoir Of A Visionary: Antonia Pantoja
by Antonia Pantoja
Publisher: Arte Publico Press 2002
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Antonia Pantoja's memoir describes her life as factory worker and lamp designer, acclaimed social worker and principal engineer of the most enduring Puerto Rican organizations in New York City, including ASPIRA, the non-profit organization devoted to... >
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Merchant of Illusion: James Rouse and the Businessman's Utopia
by Nicholas Dagen Bloom
Publisher: Tulane
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Merchants and Empire: Trading in Colonial New York
by Cathy Matson
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University 1997
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Throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the port of New Amsterdamlater New Yorkbustled with all the activity associated with emergent capitalism: shipping, trading, and coffeehouse speculation. But how, exactly, did this leading port work?... >
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Metropolitan Lives: The Ashcan Artists and Their New York
by Rebecca Zurier, Robert W. Snyder, Virginia M. Mecklenburg
Publisher: Smithsonian Institute 1995
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Between 1897 and 1917, six painters, none native to the city they so provocatively and energetically portrayed, challenged the standards for suitable artistic subject matter when they took to the streets of New York and seized on images full of motion... >
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Mexican New York
by Robert C. Smith
Publisher: University of California Press 2004
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Drawing on more than fifteen years of research, Mexican New York offers an intimate view of globalization as it is lived by Mexican immigrants and their children in New York and in Mexico. Robert Courtney Smith's groundbreaking study sheds new light on... >
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Meyer Berger's New York: A Great Reporters Love Affair With A City
by Meyer Berger
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2004
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Meyer ("Mike") Berger was one of the greatest journalists of this century. A reporter and columnist for The New York Times for thirty years, he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for his account of the murder of thirteen people by a deranged war veteran in... >
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Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son
by Tony Castro
Publisher: Brassey's 2002
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Both an explosive biography of one of the world's most fascinating and enduring sports heroes and a telling look at the American society of his time, "Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son" is the product of six years of research by former "Sports... >
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Migration, Transnationalization, and Race in a Changing New York
by Hector R. Cordero-guzman
Publisher: Temple University Press 2001
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When you think of American immigration, what images come to mind? Ellis Island. East Side tenements. Pushcarts on Eighth Avenue. Little Italy. Chinatown. El Barrio. New York City has always been central to the immigrant experience in the United States.... >
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Mirror for Gotham: New York as Seen by Contemporaries from Dutch Days to the Present
by Bayrd Still
Publisher: Fordham University Press 1994
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This collection of excerpts from contemporary essays and letters captures a panoramic picture of New York City as described by its awed visitors from the Dutch days to the 1960s; a new Introduction by Professor Richardson brings us up to date. James... >
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Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance
by Carla Kaplan
Publisher: 2013
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Mistress Of Modernism: The Life Of Peggy Guggenheim
by Mary V Dearborn
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 2004
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Peggy Guggenheim emerges in Mistress of Modernism as the ultimate self-invented woman, a cultural mover and shaker who broke away from her poor-little-rich-girl origins to shape a life for herself as the enfant terrible of the art world. Peggy's... >
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Modern Migrations Gujarati Indian Networks in New York and London
by Maritsa V. Poros
Publisher: Chicago Distribution Center 2011
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Although globalization seems like a recent phenomenon linked to migration, some groups have used social networks to migrate great distances for centuries. To gain new insights into migration today, Modern Migrations takes a closer look at the historical... >
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Modern New York: The Life and Economics of A City
by Greg David
Publisher: 2012
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Money Has No Smell: The Africanization Of New York City
by Paul Stoller
Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2002
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In February 1999 the tragic New York City police shooting of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed street vendor from Guinea, brought into focus the existence of West African merchants in urban America. In Money Has No Smell, Paul Stoller offers us a more complete... >
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Money Jungle: Imagining the New Times Square
by Benjamin Jacob Chesluk
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2008
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Looks at the fierce debate over the recent transformation of New York's iconic crossroads, Times Square, between proponents of redeveloping the area to provide a big-budget, family-friendly, mainstream district and those who lament the loss of a colorful... >
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More Powerful than Dynamite: Radicals, Plutocrats, Progressives, and New York's Year of Anarchy
by Thai Jones
Publisher: Baker & Taylor
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More Powerful than Dynamite: Radicals, Plutocrats, Progressives, and New York's Year of Anarchy
by Thai Jones
Publisher: Baker & Taylor 2012
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Morningside Heights: A History of Its Architecture and Development
by Andrew S. Dolkart
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2001
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Morningside Heights, the institutional heart of New York City, is also one of the city's most architecturally distinguished neighborhoods. The high plateau that forms Morningside Heights is geographically isolated within the city and remained largely... >
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Morris High School and the Creation of the New York City Public High School System
by Gary Hermalyn
Publisher: Bronx County Historical Soc 1995
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The history of a school is the story of a community and of the social issues that shape education. The creation of the New York City public high school system was the culmination of the major educational reform movement in the United States in the 19th... >
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Mrs. Astor's New York
by Eric Homberger
Publisher: Yale University Press 2002
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Mrs. Astor, undisputed queen of New York society in the decades before the First World War, used her prestige to create a social aristocracy of unparalleled extravagance and exclusivity. Her story, which reads like a novel by Edith Wharton, sheds... >
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Municipalizing American Waterworks, 1897-1915
by Werner Troesken, Rick Geddes
Publisher: Journal of Law Economics, and Organization 2003
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Murals of New York City: The Best of New York's Public Paintings from Bemelmans to Parrish
by Glenn Palmer-Smith
Publisher: 2013
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Museum of Modern Art New York the History and the Collection
by Sam Hunter
Publisher: H.N. Abrams in association with the Museum of Modern Art, New York 1984
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To choose 1,000 works to represent a museum whose total collection exceeds 100,000--now that's curating. Imagine the restraint required to compile a catalog of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York--the first museum exclusively dedicated... >
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Music in German Immigrant Theater: New York City, 1840-1940
by John Koegel
Publisher: 2009
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A history -- the first ever -- of the abundant traditions of German-American musical theater in New York, and a treasure trove of songs and information. Nineteenth-century New York was, after Berlin and Vienna, the third largest German-populated city in... >
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Mussolini's march on America: Italian Americans and the Fascist experience, 1922--1941
by Martin Scott Catino
Publisher: University of Southern Mississippi 2003
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My Columbia: Writers, Poets, Scholars, Scientists and Statesman Reminisce about Their University
by Ashbel Green
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2005
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During its 250-year history, Columbia University has been home to and has produced a remarkable array of writers, poets, scholars, scientists, and statesmen-many of whom have written eloquently about their experiences at the university. Excerpting... >
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My Name Is New York: Ramblin' around Woody Guthrie's Town
by Nora Guthrie
Publisher: 2012
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My River Chronicles: Rediscovering America on the Hudson
by Jessica DuLong
Publisher: Free Press 2009
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In MY RIVER CHRONICLES Jessica DuLong ditches her dot-com life for the diesel engines of historic fireboat John J. Harvey and along the way discovers four centuries of cultural history on the Hudson. As she spends more time turning wrenches and running... >
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My Times in Black and White: Race and Power at the New York times
by Gerald Boyd
Publisher: 2010
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Documents the life and career of the first black managing editor of the "New York Times" who was forced to resign during the Jayson Blair scandal, describing his rise from urban poverty and his struggles in a white-dominated media.
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Mythic City: Photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925-1940
by Donald Albrecht
Publisher: Baker & Taylor 2011
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Collects Gottscho's photographs of 1920s and 1930s New York, celebrating the city as the quintessential modern metropolis.
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Naming New York: Manhattan Places and How They Got Their Names
by Sanna Feirstein
Publisher: New York University Press 2000
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New York is the oldest continually occupied city in America, yet its rich history is largely obscured by development. New Yorkers are surrounded by hundreds of place names, from those that survive from Manhattan's earliest days as a Dutch trading post to... >
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Napoleon Of New York: Mayor Fiorello La Guardia
by H. Paul Jeffers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons 2002
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Fiorello La Guardia was short of stature, but big of heart. This cigar-puffing, roly-poly mayor with a squeaky voice was affectionately nicknamed "The Little Flower" and "Hizzoner" by those who adored him. Yet those who worked beside him and knew him... >
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Nearest Thing to Heaven: The Empire State Building and American Dreams
by Mark Kingwell
Publisher: Yale University Press 2006
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Negotiating Gender, Race, and Coalition: Italian Women And Working-Class Politics in New York City, 1880-1945
by Jennifer Mary Guglielmo
Publisher: University of Minnesota 2003
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New Immigrants in New York
by Nancy Foner
Publisher: Columbia University Press 1987
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Thoroughly updated to reflect changes in the composition of New York Citys immigrant population, this book brings together contributions from leaders in their respective fields to show how new immigrants are transforming the city -and how New York, in... >
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New Netherland A Dutch Colony in Seventeenth-Century America
by Jaap Jacobs
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers 2005
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This volume covers the history of the Dutch colony New Netherland on the North American continent. Based on extensive research of archival material on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, much of which has not been previously used, this work provides the... >
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New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty
by Evan Haefeli
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2012
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New York
by Edward Rutherfurd
Publisher: Doubleday 2009
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A brilliant mix of battle, romance, family struggles, and personal triumphs,New Yorkgloriously captures the search for freedom and prosperity at the heart of America’s history. A blockbuster masterpiece that combines breath-taking scope with narrative... >
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New York 1880: Architecture and Urbanism in the Gilded Age
by Robert Stern
Publisher: Monacelli Press 1999
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This is the fourth volume in architect and historian Robert A.M. Stern's monumental series of documentary studies of New York City architecture and urbanism. The three previous books in the series, New York 1900, New York 1930, and New York 1960, have... >
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New York : An Illustrated History
by James Sanders, Lisa Ades, Ric Burns
Publisher: Knopf 2003
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This lavish and handsomely produced book captures all the beauty, complexity, and power of New York -- the city that seems the very embodiment of ambition, aspiration, romance, desire; the city that has epitomized the entire parade of modern life, with... >
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New York Alleycats
by Amy Bolger, Greg Ugalde, Kurt Boone, Kevin Bolger
Publisher: Tasora Books 2007
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"New York Alleycats" is about bicycle messengers who race each other to see who is fastest bicycle messenger in the city. The story is told through short essays and photographs.
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New York and the Literary Imagination: The City in Twentieth Century Fiction and Drama
by Edward Margolies
Publisher: McFarland Fall
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This work reveals the myths of New York and the various, often paradoxical ways that authors have portrayed New York City. Part One examines New York from the perspectives of a New York aristocracy (e.g. Henry James), immigrants (e.g. Mario Puzo),... >
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New York at War: Four Centuries of Combat, Fear, and Intrigue in Gotham
by Steven H. Jaffe
Publisher: 2012
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New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan
by Jill Lepore
Publisher: Vintage 2006
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New York by gas-light and other urban sketches
by George G. Foster, introduction by Stuart M. Blumin
Publisher: University of California Press 1991
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irst published in 1850, New York by Gas-Light explores the seamy side of the newly emerging metropolis: "the festivities of prostitution, the orgies of pauperism, the haunts of theft and murder, the scenes of drunkenness and beastly debauch, and all the... >
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New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg
by Marshall Berman
Publisher: Reaktion 2007
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New York City in the 1970s was the setting for Taxi Driver, Annie Hall, and Saturday Night Fever, the nightmare playground for Son of Sam and The Warriors, the proving grounds for graffiti, punk, hip-hop, and all manner of other public spectacle.... >
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New York City Firefighting 1901-2001
by Steven Scher
Publisher: Arcadia Pub 2002
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The story of firefighting in New York City is one of danger, tradition, pride, excitement, and tragedy. It is also the story of man's triumph over destructive forces. From the gaslight days of horse-drawn steam engines to the World Trade Center tragedy... >
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New York City Subway Cars
by James C. Greller
Publisher: Xplorer Press
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New York City Transit System Bus and Trolley Coach Fleet
by James Clifford Greller
Publisher: Xplorer Press 2003
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New York City Trees
by Edward Sibley Barnard
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2002
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If youre not a tree lover now, this pocket-sized gem -dedicated to the idea that every species of tree has a story and every individual tree has a history -will make you one. Produced in consultation with the Citys Parks and Recreation department and... >
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New York City Trees: A Field Guide for the Metropolitan Area
by Edward Sibley Barnard
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2002
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If you're not a tree lover now, this pocket-sized gem -- dedicated to the idea that every species of tree has a story and every individual tree has a history -- will make you one. Produced in consultation with the City's Parks and Recreation department... >
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New York City's Financial District in Vintage Postcards
by Randall Gabrielan
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing 2000
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New York City: A Short History
by George J. Lankevich
Publisher: New York University Press 2002
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From its origins as a primitive Dutch outpost to the sprawling urban complex it is today, the defining characteristic of New York has been constant, dramatic, and rapid change. Formerly published as An American Metropolis, this new edition features a new... >
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New York Diaries, 1609 to 2009
by Collection
Publisher: 2012
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New York for New Yorkers: A Historical Treasury & Guide to the Buildings & Monuments of Manhattan
by Liza M Greene
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1995
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This guide to the city covers much more than the usual tourist-guidebook sights: it provides information on what to see, who built it, and what else was going on in America when it was built. It looks at not only the famous structures but many... >
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New York for Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate
by Tom Angotti
Publisher: MIT Press 2008
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Remarkably, grassroots-based community planning flourishes in New York City—the self-proclaimed “real estate capital of the world”—with at least seventy community plans for different neighborhoods throughout the city. Most of these were... >
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New York Hustlers: Masculinity and Sex in Modern America
by Barry Reay
Publisher: McMillan Palgrave 2010
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This important new book, which focuses on the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, but which looks back to the earlier decades of the century and has a conclusion dealing with the 1970s to 1990s, maps the world of those known as "trade" -- ostensibly straight men who... >
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New York in the Age of the Constitution, 1775-1800
by Paul A. Gilje, William Pencak
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press 1992
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New York in the American Revolution: A Source Guide for Genealogists and Historians
by Eric Grundset
Publisher: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 2012
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New York Intellect: A History of Intellectual Life in New York City, from 1750 to the Beginnings of Our Own Time
by Thomas Bender
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Press 1988
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This ambitious undertaking attempts to chart the intellectual development of New York City from its modest colonial origins to its 20th-century flowering as a unique world center for arts, ideas, culture, and creativity. Though numerous bits and pieces... >
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New York Jews and the Decline of Urban Ethnicity, 1950-1970
by Eli Lederhendler
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 2001
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Here is an intriguing look at the cause and effect of New York City politics and culture in the 1950s and 1960s and the inner life of one of the city's largest ethnic/religious groups. The New York Jewish mystique has always been tied to the fabric and... >
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New York Life at the Turn of the Century in Photographs
by Joseph Byron
Publisher: Dover Pubns 1985
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Here are 120 wonderful vintage views from the collection of the Museum of the City of New York. Remarkable for clarity, definition and detail, the prints comprise a richly evocative portrait of turn-of-the-century lifestreet scenes, parks, restaurants,... >
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New York Longshoremen Class and Power on the Docks
by William J. Mello
Publisher: 2010
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Mello (labor studies, Indiana U.-Kokomo) describes how New York's dockworkers rebelled against the new constraints placed on organized labor immediately following World War II. For 30 years beginning in 1945, he says, longshoremen battled the shipping... >
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New York Modern: The Arts and the City
by William B. Scott
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2001
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New York's domination of the world art scene from the early 20th century to the 1970s was, according to Scott and Rutkoff, a great anomaly, born of factors unlikely ever to be repeated: the economic and political disruption of Europe in the two world... >
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New York Murder Mystery: The True Story Behind the Crime Crash of the 1990s
by Andrew Karmen
Publisher: New York University Press 2000
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In 1990, New Yorkers were being murdered at a record clip of over 2,200 a year. By the end of 1997, the body count had dived to 767, one third of what it was a mere seven years before. The number of robberies, car thefts, and other crimes also plummeted.... >
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New York Nocturne: The City After Dark in Literature, Painting, and Photography, 1850-1950
by William Chapman Sharpe
Publisher: Princeton University Press 2008
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New York Panorama
by Federal Writers' Project
Publisher: Scholarly Press 1981
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New York Sights: Visualizing Old and New New York
by Douglas Tallack
Publisher: Berg Publishers 2005
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New York Sings: 400 Years of the Empire State in Song
by Jerry Silverman
Publisher: SUNY Press 2009
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New York's fascinating history as presented in song.
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New York State and the Rise of Modern Conservatism: Redrawing Party Lines
by Timothy J. Sullivan
Publisher: 2009
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A definitive study reassesses the ways in which New York has played a critical role in conservatism's political ascendancy and in the redrawing of the country's party lines and examines the colorful personalities central to its transformation.
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New York State Probate Records: A Genealogist's Guide to Testate and Intestate Records
by Gordon Lewis Remington
Publisher: Reprint 2011
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New York Streetscapes
by Christopher Gray
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams 2003
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Christopher Gray's engaging tales of historic Gotham locales transport readers back in time for a stroll through the streets of old New York. The noted architectural historian, who writes the popular "Streetscapes" column in The New York Times, here... >
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New York Subway: Its Construction and Equipment
by Interborough Rapid Transit Co
Publisher: Fordham University Press 1991
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This is a facsimile of a 1904 work published by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company to commemorate the opening of New York's first subway lines.
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New York Subways and Stations, 1970-1990
by Tod Lange
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd 2011
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This gritty and colorful collection of urban photography presents a historical chronicle of subway trains and related structures of the late twentieth century. Showcasing the character of the age, chapters cover trains of the 1970s and 1980s, as well as... >
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New York the Wonder City
by William Parker Chase
Publisher: 1932
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New York Undercover: Private Surveillance in the Progressive Era
by Jennifer Fronc
Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2009
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To combat behavior they viewed as sexually promiscuous, politically undesirable, or downright criminal, social activists in Progressive-era New York employed private investigators to uncover the roots of society’s problems. New York Undercover follows... >
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New York underground: the anatomy of a city
by Julia Solis
Publisher: Routledge 2005
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Did alligators ever really live in New York's sewers? What's it like to explore the old aqueducts beneath the city? How many levels are beneath Grand Central Station? And how exactly did the pneumatic tube system that New York's post offices used to... >
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New York's 1741 Slave Conspiracy in a Climate of Fear and Anxiety
by Eric W Plaag
Publisher: New York History 2003
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New York's Black Regiments During the Civil War
by William Seraile
Publisher: Routledge 2001
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An examination of the struggle to raise in New York the 20th, 26th and 31st United States Colored Troops; the officers and men and the battles they fought in; their pension issues and the impact the war had on political and civil rights in the Empire... >
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New York's Bravest
by Mary Pope Osborne, Steve Johnson, Lou Fancher
Publisher: A.A. Knopf 2002
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In the 1840s, there was a real vounteer firefighter named Mose Humphreys whose bravery was reknown throughout New York City. Plays about him began being performed on Broadway in 1848 and over the years his strength and heroics took on larger-than-life... >
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New York's Fighting Sixty-Ninth: A Regimental History Of Service In The Civil War's Irish Brigade And The Great War's Rainbow Division
by John Mahon
Publisher: McFarland 2004
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Mahon is a retired veteran now living in Florida. His lifelong fascination with military history—particularly that of the Fighting 69th—began during childhood walks with his father in New York City's Calvary Cemetery, the site of many fallen... >
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New York's Forgotten Substations: The Power Behind The Subway
by Christopher Payne
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press 2002
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All over New York City, hidden behind unassuming historic facades, sits the gigantic machinery of the power stations that once moved the subways. For over a century, the 125,000-pound converters and related equipment of the substations remained largely... >
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New York's Pennsylvania Stations
by Hilary Ballon
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company 2002
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A journey through the extraordinary history of New York's Pennsylvania Station. The creation of Pennsylvania Station (1902-1910) represented one of the great engineering feats of its time, and embodied a powerful vision of grandeur for future public... >
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New York's Poop Scoop Law: Dogs, the Dirt, and Due Process
by Michael Brandow
Publisher: Purdue University Press 2008
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It's hard to imagine eight million people trying to avoid dog refuse on the streets of New York City on a daily basis. Likewise, it's harder not to imagine New Yorkers from all walks of life picking up after their canines. Using plastic bags or trendy,... >
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New York's Unique and Unexpected Places
by Judith Stonehill, Alexandra Stonehill, Ethan Hawke
Publisher: Universe Publishing
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New York's Unique and Unexpected Places
by Judith Stonehill, Alexandra Stonehill, Ethan Hawke
Publisher: Universe Publishing 2009
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New York’s Unique & Unexpected Places is written for adventurers and dreamers who want to explore the city’s uncommon, but fascinating, less familiar sites. This beguiling book will delight urban enthusiasts, New Yorkers, and the countless tourists... >
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New York, Empire City: 1920-1945
by David Stravitz
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams 2004
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New York, Empire City: 1920-1945
by David Stravitz
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams 2004
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New York, New York: How the Apartment House Transformed the Life of the City (1869-1930)
by Elizabeth B. Hawes
Publisher: Owlet 1994
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An existential sadness pervades this affecting first collection of interlinked stories, which chronicle a man's attempts to take control of his life and his defeat at destiny's firm hands. We meet Dan Foley as a youngster accompanying his undertaker... >
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New York, Year by Year: A Chronology of the Great Metropolis
by Jeffrey A Kroessler
Publisher: New York University Pres 2002
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Here is a fascinating chronological history of New York City from 1524 to 2001, looking at the people, buildings, institutions, political events, music, and businesses that helped shape the city. The book is arranged by year and then by date within the... >
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New York, Year by Year: A Chronology of the Great Metropolis
by Jeffrey A. Kroessler
Publisher: NYU Press 2002
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If any city deserves a complete chronology, it is surely New York. New York, Year by Year is a cornucopia of the familiar and the forgotten, the historic and the ephemeral, the heroic and the banal. In this handy reference work, Jeffrey A. Kroessler... >
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New York: An Illustrated History
by Ric Burns, James Sanders, Lisa Ades
Publisher: Knopf 1999
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Five hundred full-color and black-and-white photographs complement this companion volume to the fall 1999 PBS-television series documenting the history of New York City, chronicling more than three hundred years of turbulent growth, dramatic historical... >
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New York: Capital of Photography
by Max Kozloff
Publisher: Jewish Museum New York 2002
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For street photographers, New York has always been a city of unparalleled visual excitement, teeming with diverse people and distinctive neighborhoods. New York: Capital of Photography examines how photographers chronicled New York throughout the... >
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New York: The Big Apple Quote Book
by Bob Blaisdell
Publisher: Dover Publications 2011
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Love it or hate it, everyone has an opinion on New York. This compact gift book is packed with more than 1,000 pithy comments, compliments, and criticisms about The City That Never Sleeps. Short quotes by Walt Whitman, Calvin Trillin, Robert Benchley,... >
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New York: The Painted City
by Grace Glueck
Publisher: Peregrine Smith Books 1992
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Enjoy the many faces and moods of New York: Hippolyte Sebron's horsedrawn trucks racing through the snow to a fire on Lower Broadway in the mid-nineteenth century; John Sloan's working-class women chatting on the rooftop in the early twentieth; a... >
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NewYorkTitlan: A Socioeconomic Profile of Mexican New Yorkers
by Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz
Publisher: Regional Labor Review 2004
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Nightclub City: Politics and Amusement in Manhattan
by Burton William Peretti
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2007
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In the Roaring Twenties, New York City nightclubs and speakeasies became hot spots where traditions were flouted and modernity was forged. With powerful patrons in Tammany Hall and a growing customer base, nightclubs flourished in spite of the efforts of... >
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Nightshift NYC
by Russell Leigh Sharman, Cheryl Harris Sharman, Corey Hayes
Publisher: University of California Press 2008
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New York is the city that never sleeps. This luminous book peels back the cover of darkness over the city as it hums along in the night, revealing a hidden world populated by the thousands of women and men who work and live the nightshift. Written with... >
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Nineteenth-Century New York in Rare Photographic Views
by Frederick Lightfoot
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc. 1994
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Striking collection of 151 rare Victorian-era stereographs recreates bygone era, horse-and-buggy ambiance.
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No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew it Cauze Bill Bailey Ain't Never Coming Home Again
by Edgardo Vega Yunqué
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2003
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A generational novel about race, jazz and the effects of war on an American family. Winner of the 2004 PEN Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. “This sprawling, iconoclastic, ambitious, stunningly written novel that is part picaresque,... >
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No One Was Turned Away: The Role of Public Hospitals in New York City Since 1900
by Sandra Opdycke
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2000
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For more than a century, New York City's public hospitals have played a major role in ensuring that people of every class have had a place to turn for care. This comparison of the history of Bellevue Hospital with that of the private New York Hospital... >
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No Shame in My Game: The Working Poor in the Inner City
by Katherine S Newman
Publisher: Vintage Books USA 2000
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"Powerful and poignant.... Newman's message is clear and timely." --The Philadelphia Inquirer In No Shame in My Game, Harvard anthropologist Katherine Newman gives voice to a population for whom work, family, and self-esteem are top priorities despite... >
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No Varsity Teams: New York's Jefferson School of Social Science, 1943-1956
by Marvin E. Gettleman
Publisher: Science and Society 2002
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No Votes for Women The New York State Anti-suffrage Movement
by Susan Goodier
Publisher: Chicago Distribution Center 2013
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Not For Bread Alone: A Memoir
by Moe Foner, Dan North
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2002
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Moe Foner, who died in January 2002, was a leading player in 1199/SEIU, New York's Health and Human Service Union, and a key strategist in the union's fight for recognition and higher wages for thousands of low-paid hospital workers. Foner also was the... >
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NYC Sex: How New York City Transformed Sex in America
by Grady T. Turner
Publisher: Scala 2002
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The diversity of New York City's people, cultures, religions, and backgrounds make it the indicator of American sexuality. It is black, white, gay, straight, rich, poor, rough, and tender all at once. From Margaret Sanger's dissemination of birth control... >
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NYork, NCentury, N-YHS
by Margaret Heilbrun
Publisher: New York Journal of American History 2003
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Old Queens, N.Y. in Early Photographs
by Vincent F Seyfried
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc. 1991
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Rich harvest of rare photographs recalls "good old days" in Maspeth, Jamaica, Astoria, Jackson Heights, other areas. Vintage views include DeWitt Clinton mansion, hotel where Washington slept (1790), plus recent landmarks--Astoria Studios, 1939 World's... >
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On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York
by James Terence Fisher
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2009
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On the Town in New York: The Landmark History of Eating, Drinking, and Entertainments from the American Revolution to the Food Revolution
by Michael Batterberry, Ariane Batterberry
Publisher: Routledge 1998
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This delightful, vividly detailed book takes you out "on the town" in New York from the American Revolution to today's Food Revolution. Michael and Ariane Batterberry, founders of Food and Wine magazine, detail a magnificent journey through the streets... >
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On the Town: One Hundred Years of Spectacle in Times Square
by Marshall Berman
Publisher: Random House 2006
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Described as a continuous carnival and the crossroads of the world, Times Square is a singular phenomenon: the spot where imagination and veracity intersect. To esteemed scholar and author Marshall Berman, it is also the flashing, teeming, and strangely... >
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On the Wall: Four Decades of Community Murals in NYC
by Janet Braun-Reinitz and Jane Weissman
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi 2009
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Energizing the visual landscape since 1968, New York City's community murals beautify, educate, protest, celebrate, and often motivate residents to action. Collaborations between artists and neighborhood groups, these painted walls reflect the social,... >
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On the Waterfront: New York Harbor Railroading in the 1950s and1960s
by Herbert H. Harwood Jr.
Publisher: Railroad History 2002
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Once Upon a City New York From 1890 to 1910 as Photographed by Byron
by Grace M Mayer & Percy C Byron
Publisher: Octagon Books
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Once Upon a Time in New York: Jimmy Walker, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Last Great Battle of the Jazz Age
by Herbert Mitgang
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishers 2003
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"Herbert Mitgang's chronicle of the Seabury investigation is probably the most entertaining book about an independent counsel anyone is likely to write. How Seabury broke open Tammany Hall corruption in the Prohibition-era administration of Mayor Jimmy... >
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One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the Twenty-First Century
by Nancy Foner, et al.
Publisher: 2013
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One Thousand New York Buildings
by Jorg Brockmann
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2003
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The richness and diversity of New York's architecture come alive in this information-packed photographic tour of New York City. Walk down any street or avenue in any of the five brooughs of New York and you are bound to encounter architectural... >
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Only the Best Will Do
by Herb Goldsmith
Publisher: Trimark Press 2012
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Success is achieved by determination, innovation, motivation, and a bit of luck. In the life of Herb Goldsmith, cofounder of the Members Only brand, the extraordinary circumstances and ooportunities that occurred during his lifetime were there to be... >
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Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives: A Pictorial History of Working People in New York City
by Debra E. Bernhardt, Rachel Bernstein
Publisher: New York University Press 2000
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This pictorial history brings to life the breathtaking and often heartbreaking stories of the workers who, with cement and steel, needle and thread, blood, sweat and dreams, built New York City in the twentieth century. Astounding in their own right,... >
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Organizing Crime In Chinatown: Race And Racketeering In New York City, 1890-1910
by Jeffrey Scott McIllwain
Publisher: McFarland & Co., Publishers 2004
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Stressing that Chinese-American criminality must be understood in terms of the nature of the activity rather than in the nature of the group in question, McIllwain (criminal justice and criminology, San Diego State U.) reviews the involvement of Chinese... >
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Original Inventories of Early New York Jews (16821763)
by Leo Hershkowitz
Publisher: American Jewish History 2002
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Origins Of Women's Activism: New York And Boston, 1797-1840
by Anne M Boylan
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2002
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Tracing the roots of women's voluntary activism in the decades following the Revolution, Boylan examines over 70 organizations founded in New York and Boston and led by women from across the spectrum: Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish; African American... >
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Other People’s Money: Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever Made
by Charles Bagli
Publisher: Dutton Adult 2013
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In just over three years, real estate giant Tishman Speyer and its partner, BlackRock, lost billions of investors’ dollars on a single deal. The New York Times reporter who first broke the story of the sale of Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village takes... >
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Otto Kahn: Art, Money, & Modern Time
by Theresa M. Collins
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2002
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In the early decades of the twentieth century, almost everyone in modern theater, literature, or film knew of Otto Kahn (1867-1934), and those who read the financial press or followed the news from Wall Street could scarcely have missed his name. A... >
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Out Of The Blue: The Story Of September 11, 2001, From Jihad To Ground Zero
by Richard Bernstein
Publisher: Times Books 2002
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Following the lives of heroes, victims, and terrorists of September 11, 2001, Richard Bernstein, one of The New York Times's most skillful journalists, weaves the complex tale of a multitude of lives colliding in conflagration on that fateful morning.... >
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Over Here!: New York City During World War II
by Lorraine B. Diehl
Publisher: HarperCollins 2010
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From Rockefeller Center's Victory Gardens and Manhattan's swanky nightclubs to metal scrap drives and car-less streets, a nostalgic book captures the excitement, trepidation and bustle of the center of the home front during World War II--New York City.
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Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953
by Elizabeth Winder
Publisher: 2013
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Painting the Town: Cityscapes of New York
by Jan Seidler Ramirez
Publisher: Museum of the City of New York in association with Yale University Pres 2000
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This beautiful book gathers nearly 160 paintings from the collection of the Museum of the City of New York, displaying the City's harbors, skylines, neighborhoods, and street scenes from post-Revolutionary years to the present day. Each painting is... >
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Paradise Alley
by Kevin Baker
Publisher: Harper Collins 2002
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At the height of the Civil War, word spreads through the poorest quarters of New York City that a military draft is about to be implemented -- a draft from which any rich man's son can buy an exemption. The outrage this inspires escalates into the worst... >
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Paradise, New York
by Eileen Pollack
Publisher: Temple University Press 2000
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We first meet Lucy Appelbaum, the heroine of Paradise, New York, in 1970, as a nine-year-old girl enjoying her family's Catskills hotel, the Garden of Eden. Ten years later, having found nothing else at which she can distinguish herself, Lucy tries to... >
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Park and the People : a History of Central Park
by Roy Rosenzweig, Elizabeth Blackmar
Publisher: Cornell University Press 1998
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In this superb and handsomely illustrated book - the first full-scale history of the park ever published - Roy Rosenzweig and Elizabeth Blackmar tell the dramatic story of the creation of Central Park, of the people who built it and have used it. The... >
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Past Objects
by Scott Jordan
Publisher: Mark Batty Publisher 2010
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In the space between archaeology and history stand men like Scott Jordan, a native New Yorker who has been digging around in the citys soil for the better part of his life. What began as a childhood hobby searching for treasure evolved into a lifestyle... >
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Paul Strand's New York Portraits: Private Eye-Public Space
by Meir Wigoder
Publisher: History of Photography (London) 2003
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Peaceable Adjustments: Religous Diversity and Local Control in New York State Public Schools, 1865-1900
by Benjamin James Justice
Publisher: Stanford University 2002
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Pearl S. Buck and the American Internationalist Tradition
by Robert Shaffer
Publisher: Rutgers University, New Brunswick 2003
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Physician Heal Thyself Medical Practitioners of Eighteenth-Century New York
by Marynita Anderson
Publisher: Peter Lang 2004
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This monograph presents a group portrait of 18th century New York City and Long Island medical practitioners that explores the differences and similarities in the education and medical practices of rational physicians and empirics. Particular attention... >
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Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City
by Robin Nagle
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013
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Picturing New York: The City from Its Beginnings to the Present
by Gloria Gilda Deak
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2000
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Picturing New York consists of fourteen mini-histories, each of which can be read independently of the others. The author explores the city's multiple birth (it was named and renamed five times, and was originally known as Angoulme, not as New Amsterdam... >
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Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from before the Babe to after the Boss
by Martin Appel
Publisher: Bloomsbury 2012
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Pioneros: Puerto Ricans in New York City
by Felix V. Matos Rodriguez
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing 2001
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The history of Puerto Ricans in the so-called Babel of Steel dates back more than a century. Through hundreds of images of the pioneersthose Puerto Rican migrants who established themselves in New York City between the 1890s and the end of World War... >
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Playing the Numbers: Gambling in Harlem Between the Wars
by Shane White, Stephen Garton, Stephen Robertson and Graham White
Publisher: Harvard University Press 2010
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The phrase “Harlem in the 1920s” evokes images of the Harlem Renaissance, or of Marcus Garvey and soapbox orators haranguing crowds about politics and race. Yet the most ubiquitous feature of Harlem life between the world wars was the game of... >
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Plunkitt of Tammany Hall: A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics
by William L Riordan
Publisher: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press 1993
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A series of frank and unabashed discussions between George Washington Plunkitt, a key politician of Tammany Hall, and William L. Riordan, a sharp-eared and sympathetic reporter, reveals Plunkitt's successful political strategies.
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Poems Of New York
by Elizabeth Schmidt
Publisher: A.A. Knopf: Distributed by Random House 2002
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New York City has always been a larger-than-life, half-mythical place, and this collection offers an appropriately stunning mosaic of its many incarnations in poetry–ranging from Walt Whitman’s exuberant celebrations to contemporary poets’ moving... >
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Police Brutality : an Anthology
by Jill Nelson (ed.)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2001
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The 12 essays in this provocative anthology aim to show the pervasiveness of the problem. The contributors--prominent academics, activists, writers, and a retired black police officer--trace the roots of police presence in African American communities... >
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Political Crisis, Fiscal Crisis: The Collapse and Revival of New York City
by Martin Shefter
Publisher: Basic Books 1985
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Politics and Faith: Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich at Union Seminary in New York
by Ronald H. Stone
Publisher: Mercer University Press 2012
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Poor Mothers and Babies: A Social History of Childbirth and Child Care Institutions in Nineteenth-Century New York City
by Virginia A. Metaxas Quiroga
Publisher: Garland Pub 1990
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Popular Modernism? The Urban Style of Interwar Tin Pan Alley
by Ulf Lindberg
Publisher: Popular Music 2003
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Population History of New York City
by Ira Rosenwaike
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 1972
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Power, Protest, and the Public Schools Jewish and African American Struggles in New York City
by Melissa F. Weiner
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2010
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Accounts of Jewish immigrants usually describe the role of education in helping youngsters earn a higher social position than their parents. Power, Protest, and the Public Schools argues that New York City schools did not serve as pathways to mobility... >
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Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks
by Anthony C. Wood
Publisher: Routledge Press 2007
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Anthony C. Wood, a preservation activist, historian, teacher and grant maker, has published PRESERVING NEW YORK: Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks (Routledge Press, October 2007.) Wood, Executive Director of the Ittleson Foundation... >
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Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal Distric
by James Michael Lindgren
Publisher: New York University Press 2014
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Priests of our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge
by Marjorie Heins
Publisher: 2013
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Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience
by Jerold S. Kayden
Publisher: Wiley John & Sons 2000
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Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as a "juicy little time bomb of a book, " Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience examines for the first time, New York City's 39-year mixed experience with the production of more than 500 plazas,... >
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Progressive inequality : Rich and Poor in New York, 1890-1920
by David N. Huyssen
Publisher: Harvard University Press 2014
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Protest and Progress: New York's First Black Episcopal Church Fights Racism
by John Hewitt
Publisher: Routledge 2000
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Prurient Interests: Gender, Democracy, and Obscenity in New York City, 1909-1945
by Andrea Friedman
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2000
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Debate about what constitutes obscenity and how -if at all -it should be regulated has been at the center of the "culture wars" of the past two decades. While literature abounds on the contemporary politics of obscenity, there has been little inquiry... >
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Public Art New York
by Jean Parker Phifer
Publisher: W.W. Norton 2009
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A guided tour of the best public art in all five boroughs of New York City, from outdoor sculpture in public plazas to murals and works of art in lobbies accessible to the public, to outstanding landscapes, and even a few examples of artistic sidewalks... >
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Public Housing That Worked: New York in the Twentieth Century
by Nicholas Dagen Bloom
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2008
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When it comes to large-scale public housing in the United States, the consensus for the past decades has been to let the wrecking balls fly. The demolition of infamous projects such as Pruitt-Igoe in St. Louis and the towers of Cabrini-Green in Chicago... >
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Public Sculpture and the Civic Ideal in New York City, 1890-1930
by Michele H. Bogart
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press 1997
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Bogart (art history, State University of New York, Stony Brook) explores how New York's celebrated municipal sculptures were supported, who created them, and why the majority of significant pieces were sponsored and produced between 1890 and 1920.... >
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Public Works: New York Road Building and the American State, 1880-1956
by Michael Reuben Fein
Publisher: Brandeis University 2003
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Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-century New York City
by Lorrin Thomas
Publisher: 2010
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By the end of the 1920s, just ten years after the Jones Act first made them full-fledged Americans, more than 45,000 native Puerto Ricans had left their homes and entered the United States, citizenship papers in hand, forming one of New York City’s... >
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Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power
by James McGrath Morris
Publisher: HarperCollins 2010
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Punishment's 'Square Deal':Prisoners and Their Keepers in 1920's New York
by Rebecca Mclennan
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2003
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Put on a Happy Face: A Broadway Memoir
by Charles Strouse
Publisher: Union Square Press 2008
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Just about everyone who can hum knows and loves Charles Strouse’s music. He composed some of the most successful shows in Broadway history (Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, and Golden Boy); wrote the film score for Bonnie and Clyde as well as the... >
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Queen of the Air: A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus
by Dean Jensen
Publisher: Crown 2013
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A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the... >
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Queer Street: Rise And Fall Of An American Culture, 1947/1985: Excursions In The Mind Of The Life
by James McCourt
Publisher: W.W. Norton 2004
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A seminal intellectual work, Queer Street is a vivid, anecdotal history of gay life in twentieth-century New York. Beginning with the Influx of liberated veterans into downtown New York in the golden age before McCarthyism. Queer Street tells the... >
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Race, Migration, and Port City Radicalism: New York's Black Longshoremen and the Politics of Maritime Protest, 1900
by Risa L Faussette
Publisher: 2002
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Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles
by Janet L. Abu-Lughod
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2012
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Radical Walking Tours of New York City
by Bruce Kayton
Publisher: Seven Stories Press 2003
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Traditional walking tours of New York City lionize the wealthy and war heroes by emphasizing what they've left behind. Rarely seen are the emblems of those buried in their wake -- the people who fought the establishment, pushing for a better world. In... >
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Rails across the Hudson: Getting across the Barrier, Then and Now
by William D. Middleton
Publisher: Railroad History 2002
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Rainbow Quest: The Folk Music Revival And American Society, 1940-1970
by Ronald D Cohen
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press 2003
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For a brief period from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s, folk music captured a mass audience in the United States, as college students and others swarmed to concerts by the likes of Peter, Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan. In this comprehensive... >
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Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages
by Edward Rohs
Publisher: 2012
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Ralph Ellison: Emergence Of Genius
by Lawrence Patrick Jackson
Publisher: Wiley 2002
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Ralph Ellison (1913-1994) earned his place in the canon of African-American literature in a single act, the publication of Invisible Man (1952). His only completed novel, its controlled fury and modernist polish were thought by many to represent both the... >
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Ramblin' Man: The Life And Times Of Woody Guthrie
by Ed Cray
Publisher: W.W. Norton 2004
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To recall the Depression era is to hear Woody's songs: he was the greatest folk musician of the twentieth century. BORN IN OKLAHOMA, Woody Guthrie became a figure larger than life, a folk singer who captured the spirit of his times in his enduring songs:... >
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Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, And Coming Of Age In The Bronx
by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Publisher: Scribner 2002
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Random Family tells the American outlaw saga lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. With an immediacy made possible only after ten years of reporting, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses the... >
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Rats: Observations On The History And Habitat Of The City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants
by Robert Sullivan
Publisher: Bloomsbury 2003
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Thoreau went to Walden Pond to live simply in the wild and contemplate his own place in the world by observing nature. Robert Sullivan went to a disused, garbage-filled little alley in lower Manhattan to contemplate the city and its lesser-known... >
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Ready For Revolution: The Life And Struggles Of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)
by Stokely Carmichael, Michael Thelwell
Publisher: Scribner 2003
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Head of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Honorary prime minister of the Black Panther Party. Bestselling author. Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) is an American legend, one whose work as a civil rights leader fundamentally altered the... >
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Reconsidering the Decline of the New York Yiddish Theatre in the Early 1900s
by Judith Thissen
Publisher: Theatre Survey 2003
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Reconstructing Times Square: Politics and Culture in Urban Development
by Alexander J. Reichl
Publisher: University Press of Kansas 1999
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This book describes and analyzes the forces behind the recent redevelopment of Times Square from a perspective that highlights the importance of cultural politics and political discourse.
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Red Apple: Communism and McCarthyism in Cold War New York
by Phillip Deery
Publisher: Fordham U. Press 2014
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Rediscovering Jacob Riis: The Reformer, His Journalism, and His Photographs
by Bonnie Yochelson and Daniel Czitrom
Publisher: New Press 2008
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Rediscovering Jacob Riis: The Reformer, His Journalism, and His Photographs
by Bonnie Yochelson and Daniel Czitrom
Publisher: New Press 2008
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Redlining and the Home Owners' Loan Corporation
by Amy E. Hillier
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2003
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Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union
by Clarence Taylor
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2011
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The New York City Teachers Union shares a deep history with the American left, having participated in some of its most explosive battles. Established in 1916, the union maintained an early, unofficial partnership with the American Communist Party,... >
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Reflections and Shadows
by Saul Steinberg
Publisher: Random House 2002
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We all grew up in Saul Steinberg's America, a place he envisioned for us in his drawings and cartoons for The New Yorker--none more famous than his iconic image of a New Yorker's view of the world. In this eccentric and unpredictable memoir, one of the... >
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Reinhold Niebuhr and The Christian Century: World War II and the Eclipse of the Social Gospel
by Gary B. Bullert
Publisher: Journal of Church & State 2002
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Religion and the Rise of the American City: The New York City Mission Movement, 1812-1870
by Carroll Smith Rosenberg
Publisher: Cornell University Press 1971
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Reluctant Revolutionaries: New York City and the Road to Independence, 1763–1776
by Joseph S. Tiedemann
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2009
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The question of why New Yorkers were such reluctant revolutionaries has long bedeviled historians. In an innovative study of New York City between 1763 and 1776, Joseph S. Tiedemann explains how conscientiously residents labored to build a consensus... >
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Remarkable, Unspeakable New York: A Literary History
by Shaun Oconnell
Publisher: Beacon Press 1997
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A comprehensive history of writers who have taken New York as their subject--including writers of old New York, the Jazz Age, the Harlem Renaissance, the Algonquin Round Table, the New York Intellectuals, and the Wall Street boom. Covers over 100... >
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Republic of Dreams: Greenwich Village: The American Bohemia, 1910-1960
by Ross Wetzsteon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster 2009
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A richly woven history of Greenwich Village's Golden Age and of the artists, rebels, and eccentrics who make the Village a cultural phenomenon. Ross Wetzsteon presents a vibrant portrait of the Village through the remarkable and often interrelated... >
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Republic of intellect: the Friendly Club of New York City and the Making of American Literature
by Bryan Waterman
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2007
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In the 1790s, a single conversational circle -- the Friendly Club -- united New York City's most ambitious young writers, and in Republic of Intellect, Bryan Waterman uses an innovative blend of literary criticism and historical narrative to re-create... >
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Reregionalizing America: A New View of American Culture after World War II
by John G. Cawelti
Publisher: Journal of Popular Culture 2002
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Rescuing The World: The Life And Times Of Leo Cherne
by Andrew F Smith
Publisher: State University of New York Press 2002
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Leo Cherne's life brimmed with paradox and improbability. He was born in the Bronx to a poor, immigrant, Jewish family, and yet rose to the heights of economic and political power in WASP America. A successful entrepreneur and an unofficial advisor to... >
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Resistance: A Radical Political and Social History of the Lower East Side
by Clayton Patterson, Joe Flood, Alan Moore
Publisher: Seven Stories Press 2007
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Praise for Captured by Clayton Patterson: "More than the indispensable reference and definitive work it is sure to become, this massive labor of love is also an elegy for a Lower East Side and an East Village that is fast disappearing."- The Villager... >
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Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance
by Richard J. Powell, David A. Bailey
Publisher: University of California Press 1997
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Harlem has captivated the imagination of writers, artists, intellectuals, and politicians around the world since the early decades of this century. Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance examines the cultural reawakening of Harlem in the... >
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Richard Varick: A Forgotten Founding Father : Revolutionary War Soldier, Federalist Polltician, Mayor of New York
by Paul Cushman
Publisher: Modern Memoirs 2010
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Rituals, Riots, Rules, and Rights: The Astor Place Theater Riot of 1849 and the Evolving Limits of Free Speech
by Gretchen Sween
Publisher: Texas Law Review 2002
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Rivington Street
by Meredith Tax
Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2001
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This sprawling historical novel follows the fortunes of four enterprising, courageous Jewish women on New York's Lower East Side. Hannah Levy masterminds her family's escape, despite her radical husband's objections, from czarist Russia after the... >
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Robert Hunter, 1666-1734, New York's Augustan Statesman
by Mary Lou Lustig
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 1983
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Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York
by Hilary Ballon and Kenneth T. Jackson, eds.
Publisher: W. W. Norton 2008
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Root & Branch: African Americans in New York and East Jersey, 1613-1863
by Graham Russell Hodges
Publisher: UNC Press 1999
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A comprehensive history of African Americans in New York City and East Jersey from 1613-1863. The author pays particular attention to the black religious experience and to the vibrant slave culture shaped on the streets and shows that both fueled the... >
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Rotating Lives: Indian Cabbies in New York City
by Diditi Mitra
Publisher: Temple University 2003
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Rothstein: The Life, Times, And Murder Of The Criminal Genius Who Fixed The 1919 World Series
by David Pietrusza
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers ; 2003
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A colorful biography that brings to life the seedy underworld denizens of Jazz Age New York City and its unrivaled kingpin, the model for Damon Runyon's Nathan Detroit. History remembers Arnold Rothstein as the man who fixed the 1919 World Series, an... >
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Rudy!: An Investigative Biography of Rudolph Giuliani
by Wayne Barrett
Publisher: Basic Books 2001
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Rudy Guiliani. New York City's Mayor. America's Number One Cop. A municipal superhero who needs no phone booth. A politician of astonishing complexity whose full story has never been told. Until now. Guiliani has assumed mythic proportions, the can-do... >
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Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy
by Jane Leavy
Publisher: Thorndike Press 2003
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In an era when too many heroes have been toppled from too many pedestals, Sandy Koufax stands apart and alone, a legend who declined his own celebrity. As a pitcher, he was sublime, the ace of baseball lore. As a human being, he aspired to be the one... >
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Scarcity by Design: The Legacy of New York City's Housing Policies
by Peter D Salins
Publisher: Harvard University Press 1992
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Scorsese's Gangs of New York: Why Myth Matters
by Timothy Gilfoyle
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2003
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Scotty: James B. Reston And The Rise And Fall Of American Journalism
by John F Stacks
Publisher: Little, Brown 2003
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When President Kennedy finished a difficult meeting with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, the first person he talked to was not one of his advisers, his vice president, or his wife. Walking out of the meeting, Kennedy spoke first with James B. Reston... >
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Sea Gate Rememberd: New York City's First Gated Community
by Arnold Rosen
Publisher: Xlibris February, 2004
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Sea Gate Remembered chronicles growing up in the 1930s and '40s in a Brooklyn seaside community. Arnold Rosen acquaints readers with the rich diverse history and lore of this famously picturesque locale. From Henry Hudson's exploration of the area's... >
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Seat of Empire: New York, Philadelphia, and the Emergence of an American Metropolis, 1776-1837
by Rohit Thomas Aggarwala
Publisher: Columbia University 2002
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Second Founding: New York City, Reconstruction And The Making Of American Democracy
by David Quigley
Publisher: Hill and Wang 2004
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At the close of the Civil War, Americans found themselves drawn into a new conflict, one in which the basic shape of the nation's government had to be rethought and new rules for the democratic game had to be established. In this superb new study, David... >
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Seeing New York: History Walks for Armchair and Footloose Travelers
by Hope Cooke
Publisher: Temple University Press 1995
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Since the 1700s, various ethnic and immigrant groups have been shifting and negotiating their place in New York City. Hope Cooke also struggled to find a "correlation of space" and "sense of belonging" when she returned to the city after spending her... >
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Selling the Lower East Side: Culture, Real Estate, and Resistance in New York City
by Christopher Mele
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press 2000
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In this study of gentrification, a sociologist chronicles the changing real estate market on the Lower East Side of New York City. Long the home of ethnics and artists, the neighborhood was long marginalized and neglected--but in the '90's a combination... >
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Shaping American Catholicism: Maryland and New York, 1805-1915
by Robert Emmett Curran
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2012
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Distinguished historian Robert Emmett Curran presents an informed and balanced study of the American Catholic Church's experience in its two most important regions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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She’s Mad Real Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn
by Oneka LaBennett
Publisher: NYU Press 2011
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"Overwhelmingly, Black teenage girls are negatively represented in national and global popular discourses, either as being “at risk” for teenage pregnancy, obesity, or sexually transmitted diseases, or as helpless victims of inner city poverty and... >
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Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy Of The Steamboat General Slocum
by Edward T O'Donnell
Publisher: Broadway Books 2003
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There were few experienced swimmers among over 1,300 Lower East Side residents who boarded the General Slocum on June 15, 1904. It shouldn’t have mattered since the steamship was only chartered for a languid excursion from Manhattan to Long Island... >
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Short Sweet Dream Of Eduardo Gutierrez
by Jimmy Breslin
Publisher: Crown Publishers 2002
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The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez is Jimmy Breslin’s most passionate and hard-hitting book to date. A work of conscience that travels from San Matías Cuatchatyotla, a small dusty town in central Mexico, to the cold and wet streets of... >
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Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924
by Deborah Hopkinson
Publisher: Orchard 2003
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Sidewalk Critic: Lewis Mumford's Writings on New York
by Robert Wojtowicz
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press 2000
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Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) is still revered as one of America's leading cultural critics and an international authority on architecture and urbanism.
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Sing for your Supper: The Broadway Musical in the 1930s
by Ethan Mordden
Publisher: 2005
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Ethan Mordden completes his history of the Broadway musical by looking at how The Great White Way kept the lights burning in the depths of the Depression In the 1930s, Broadway's lights still burned brightly. Ethan Mordden completes his history of the... >
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Six Bridges: The Legacy of Othmar H. Ammann
by Darl Rastorfer
Publisher: Yale University Press 2000
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An examination of New York City's six most famous bridges, all designed by Othmar H. Ammann and including the George Washington and the Verrazano bridges.
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Skyscraper Dreams: the Great Real Estate Dynasties of New York
by Tom Schachtman
Publisher: Little Brown 1991
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Superb reporting on the industrys wheeling and dealing.
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Slavery, Emancipation, and Class Formation in Colonial and Early National New York City
by Leslie M. Harris
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2003
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Slovaks On The Hudson: Most Holy Trinity Church, Yonkers, And The Slovak Catholics Of The Archdiocese Of New York, 1894-2000
by Thomas J Shelley
Publisher: Catholic University of America Press 2002
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Slumming in New York: From Waterfront to Mythic Harlem
by Robert M. Dowling
Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2007
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This remarkable exploration of the underbelly of New York City life from 1880 to 1930 takes readers through the city’s inexhaustible variety of distinctive neighborhood cultures. Slumming in New York shows how the city’s rich and poor, foreign-born... >
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Snow in August
by Pete Hamill
Publisher: Warner Books 1998
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A young Irish Catholic boy growing up in Brooklyn makes a deal with a rabbi in his neighborhood: Michael will teach Rabbi Hirsch about baseball and help him improve his English; in return, the rabbi will teach the boy Yiddish. This strange compact ends... >
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So Others Might Live: A History Of New York's Bravest ; The FDNY From 1700 To The Present
by Terry Golway
Publisher: BasicBooks 2002
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This history of New York's bravest (the FDNY) is "a useful and relentless reminder of the scourge of fire--a weapon of terror long before 2001--and the routine heroism of the city's firefighters" ("New York Times"). 80 photos.
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Soho: The Rise And Fall Of An Artists' Colony: A Critical Memoir
by Richard Kostelanetz
Publisher: Routledge 2003
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The Rise and Fall of Artist's Soho documents how a little-known industrial neighborhood in New York unintentionally became--for a brief period--a nexus of creative activity. Part personal memoir, part cultural history, the book examines how a group of... >
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Somebody's Gotta Tell It: The Upbeat Memoir Of A Working-Class Journalist
by Jack Newfield
Publisher: St. Martin's Press 2002
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Legendary journalist Jack Newfield believes that a newsman's beat is the hard truth. The belief goes back to the code he absorbed growing up in Brooklyn, watching the integrated Dodgers play their hearts out: you always stood up to bullies and rooted for... >
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Song of Brooklyn: an Oral History of America's Favorite Borough
by Marc Eliot
Publisher: Random House, Inc. 2008
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Song of Brooklyn gathers the oral testimony of nearly one hundred Brooklynites past and present, famous and unknown, about a mythic borough that is also an indisputably real place. These witnesses speak eloquently of what it was like back then, when the... >
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South Bronx Rising: The Rise, Fall, And Resurrection Of An American City
by Jill Jonnes, Jill Jonnes
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2002
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Jill Jonness recounting of the rise, fall, and resurrection of the Bronx has become a classic of urban history. In this new edition, she describes in a new final chapter the extraordinary and monumental rebuilding of the borough by the grass-roots groups... >
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South Street
by Barbara Mensch; Introduction by Phillip Lopate
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2007
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South Street is Barbara G. Mensch's evocative tribute to the lost world of Lower Manhattan's Fulton Fish Market. For more than a century, a colorful, tightly knit community of fishmongers, many of them recent immigrants and children of immigrants,... >
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Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America
by Peter J. Wosh
Publisher: Cornell University Press 1994
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Examines the history of the American Bible Society, which was established in New York City in 1816, over the course of the nineteenth century. Focuses especially on the urban context of the institution, and the way in which this philanthropy grew from a... >
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Staking Out Their Domain: Women in the New York City Police Department, 1890
by Mary Jane Aldrich-Moodie
Publisher: University of North Carolina 2002
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Stand, Columbia : a history of Columbia University in the city of New York, 1754-2004
by Robert A. McCaughey
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2004
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From The Federalist Papers, written by Columbians John Jay and Alexander Hamilton, to Charles Beard's An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution and Jack Kerouac's On the Road to Edward Said's Orientalism, Columbia and its graduates have greatly... >
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Stand, Columbia: A History Of Columbia University In The City Of New York, 1754-2004
by Robert A McCaughey
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2003
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Marking Columbia Universitys 250th anniversary, this is the definitive history of one of Americas oldest and most redoubtable urban institutions in the countrys largest, most culturally diverse city. This comprehensive history of Columbia University... >
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Starring New York: Filming the Grime and the Glamour of the Long 1970s
by Stanley Corkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2011
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New York City during the long 1970s was a place of high crime and high glamour that still holds tremendous fascination. During this era the city careened from the hopefulness of the Lindsay years to financial default in 1975 to its reemergence, under... >
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State Of The Union: New York And The Civil War
by Harold Holzer
Publisher: Fordham University Press and New York State Archives Partnership Trust 2002
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This book pays long-needed attention to the neglected subject of New York's role in the Civil War with a series of compelling essays by top Civil War historians. Chapters focus on such diverse subjects as changing race and gender relations on the home... >
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Station Identification: The Culture of Yiddish Radio in New York, 1923-1947
by Ari Yitzchak Kelman
Publisher: New York University 2003
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Steppin' Out: New York Nightlife and the Transformation of American Culture
by Lewis A. Erenberg
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press 1984
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The evolution of New York nightlife from the Gay Nineties through the Jazz Age was, as Lewis A. Erenberg shows, both symbol and catalyst of America's transition out of the Victorian period. Cabaret culture led the way to new styles of behavior and... >
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Stepping Left: Dance Politics in New York City, 1928-942
by Ellen Graff
Publisher: Duke University Press 1997
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Stepping Left simultaneously unveils the radical roots of modern dance and recalls the excitement and energy of New York City in the 1930s. Ellen Graff explores the relationship between the modern dance movement and leftist political activism in this... >
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Still the Promised City?: African-Americans and New Immigrants in Postindustrial New York
by Roger Waldinger
Publisher: Harvard University Press 1996
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This book addresses the question of why African-Americans have fared so poorly in securing unskilled jobs in the postwar era and why new immigrants have done so well. Waldinger uses New York City as a prism to examine the changing relationships among... >
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Still the Same Hawk: Reflections on Nature and New York
by John Waldman
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2013
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Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York
by James T. Murray and Karla L. Murray
Publisher: Gingko Press 2009
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This is a visual tour so saturated with realism you can smell the knishes neatly displayed in the window of the Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery, a visual tour comprised of hundreds of images of unique 19th and 20th century retail graphics and neon signs... >
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Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York
by James and Karla Murray
Publisher: Gingko Press 2008
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This is a visual tour so saturated with realism you can smell the knishes neatly displayed in the window of the Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery, a visual tour comprised of hundreds of images of unique 19th and 20th century retail graphics and neon signs... >
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Stories Of Freedom In Black New York
by Shane White
Publisher: Harvard University Press 2002
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Stories of Freedom in Black New York recreates the experience of black New Yorkers as they moved from slavery to freedom. In the early decades of the nineteenth century, New York City's black community strove to realize what freedom meant, to find a new... >
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Strange Fruit: Lady Sings the Blues as a Crossover Film
by Gary Storhoff
Publisher: Journal of Popular Film and Television 2002
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Strangers at the Gates: New Immigrants in Urban America
by Roger Waldinger
Publisher: University of California Press 2001
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Immigration is remaking the United States. In New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, and Chicago, the multiethnic society of tomorrow is already in place. Yet today's urban centers appear unlikely to provide newcomers with the same opportunities... >
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Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860-1925
by John Higham
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 1988
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Street Graphics New York
by Barry Dawson
Publisher: Thames & Hudson 2003
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New York is the world capital of street graphics--a creative kalcidoscope of urban ephemera in the form of signs, symbols, graffiti, murals, and advertising. Its innovative ideas, styles, and mediums quickly become international. Street Graphics New York... >
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Street Justice: A History Of Police Violence In New York City
by Marilynn S Johnson
Publisher: Beacon Press 2003
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In this study of police brutality in New York City, Marilynn Johnson explores the changing patterns of police use of force over the past 160 years, including streat beatings, organized violence against protestors, and the notorious third degree. She... >
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Suburban Landscapes: Culture and Politics in a New York Metropolitan Community
by Paul H. Mattingly
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2001
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Though he focuses on Leonia, New Jersey, just outside New York City, Mattingly (history, New York U.) explores community formation, cultural identity, the dynamics of social cohesion, and conflicting democratic politics that function in suburbs across... >
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Subway Cars of the BMT
by James C. Greller
Publisher: Xplorer Press 1996
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Subway: A Trip Through Time on New York's Rapid Transit
by Stan Fischler
Publisher: H & M PRODUCTIONS 1997
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More than two decades ago sportscaster Stan Fischler let the cat out of the bag. The veteran television and print jockey analyst also was a train buff. This was forever revealed in his history of the New York subways and els, Uptown, Downtown.... >
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Subwayland: Adventures In The World Beneath New York
by Randy Kennedy
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin 2004
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Arranged as a travelogue, this funny and insightful book takes us deep inside the exotic, subterranean land that is the New York subway, revealing: -Its inhabitants: The Tango Man; the traveling magician; and Mayor Bloomberg -Its wildlife: The... >
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Summer In The City: New York Baseball, 1947-1957
by Vic Ziegel, Claus Guglberger
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams 2004
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Between 1947, when Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, and 1957, when the Dodgers and the New York Giants played their last season in the East, New York baseball teams appeared in ten World Series. In seven of those years, either the Giants or... >
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Sunday Jews
by Hortense Calisher
Publisher: Harcourt 2002
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Hortense Calisher has been hailed as "stand[ing] vividly with Cather and Fitzgerald" (Cynthia Ozick). In this, her latest and most lauded novel, she explores a family united in blood yet divided by ideas. Son Charles hopes to be a Supreme Court justice;... >
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Surviving the City: The Chinese Immigrant Experience in New York City, 1890-1970
by Xinyang Wang
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield 2001
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This innovative work explores the multifaceted Chinese experience in New York City. Incisively questioning accepted wisdom and easy cultural assumptions, Xinyang Wang persuasively illustrates that economic forces more than racism influenced immigrants'... >
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Sweatshop Usa: The American Sweatshop In Historical And Global Perspective
by Daniel E Bender, Richard A Greenwald
Publisher: Routledge 2003
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For over a century, the sweatshop has evoked outrage and moral repugnance. Once cast as a type of dangerous and immoral garment factory brought to American shores by European immigrants, today the sweatshop is reviled as emblematic of the abuses of an... >
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Sweet Daddy Grace: The Life and Times of a Modern Day Prophet
by Danielle Elizabeth Brune
Publisher: University of Texas 2002
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Sylvia's Violin: The Amber Eye
by David Manning
Publisher: dhm imPRESSions 2010
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Sylvia Solo is a seventh-grade student at an ultra-expensive private school that she attends by virtue of a violin scholarship. As part of a class assignment, Sylvia visits the Metropolitan Museum's ancient Egyptian collection. While there in Perneb’s... >
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Taking the Train: How Graffiti Art Became an Urban Crisis in New York City
by Joe Austin
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2001
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In the 1960s and early 1970s, young people in New York City radically altered the tradition of writing their initials on neighborhood walls. Influenced by the widespread use of famous names on billboards, in neon, in magazines, newspapers, and... >
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Taking The Train: How Graffiti Art Became An Urban Crisis In New York City
by Joe Austin
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2002
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In the 1960s and early 1970s, young people in New York City radically altered the tradition of writing their initials on neighborhood walls. Influenced by the widespread use of famous names on billboards, in neon, in magazines, newspapers, and... >
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Talk with You like A Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935
by Cheryl D. Hicks
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2010
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Talk with You like A Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935
by Cheryl D. Hicks
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2010
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Taxi!: A Social History of the New York City Cabdriver
by Graham Russell Hodges
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Preess 2007
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Naturally identified with the Big Apple, New York City cabdrivers hold a special place in the American folk culture writ large. Cabbies proverbially counsel, console, and confound, all the while flitting through the snarling traffic and bustling masses... >
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Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s
by Ann Douglas
Publisher: Noonday Press 1996
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Terrible Honesty is the biography of a decade, a portrait of the soul of a generation - based on the lives and work of more than a hundred men and women. In a strikingly original interpretation that brings the Jazz Age to life in a wholly new way, Ann... >
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That Ever Loyal Island: Loyalism and the Coming of the American Revolution on Staten Island, New York
by Phillip Papas
Publisher: City University of New York 2003
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That Ever Loyal Island: Staten Island and the American Revolution
by Phillip Papas
Publisher: NYU Press 2007
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Of crucial strategic importance to both the British and the Continental Army, Staten Island was, for a good part of the American Revolution, a bastion of Loyalist support. With its military and political significance, Staten Island provides rich terrain... >
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The 'Isolation' of New York City Chinatown: A Geo-Historical Approach to a Chinese Community in the United States
by Pei-Yao Cen
Publisher: City University of New York 2003
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The AIA Guide to New York City
by Elliot Willensky
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA) 2000
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Since the AIA Guide to New York City was first published in 1967, it has been recognized as the ultimate guide to the metropolis's buildings, in all five boroughs -- Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island -- from nineteenth-century... >
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The Airwaves of New York: Illustrated Histories of 156 AM Stations in the Metropolitan Area, 1921-1996
by Bill Jaker, Frank Sulek, Peter Kanze
Publisher: McFarland 1998
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From its inception in New York City, radio dramatically changed the city. The five boroughs became, in some ways, more united through the medium, as common concerns were aired and given wider attention. But as radio came to be more entertainment based,... >
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The Alienist
by Caleb Carr
Publisher: Random House Trade 1994
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The year is 1896, the place, New York City. On a cold March night New York Times reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend and former Harvard classmate Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist, or "alienist." On the unfinished... >
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The Almanac of New York City
by Kenneth T. Jackson and Fred Kameny
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2008
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The Almanac of New York City is an innovative companion for urban enthusiasts. Nowhere else will you find the name of the city's first comptroller (Selah Strong) and Staten Island's most recently designated historic district (Our Lady of Mount Carmel... >
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The Almighty Latin King And Queen Nation: Street Politics And The Transformation Of A New York City Gang
by David Brotherton, Luis Barrios
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2004
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This book chronicles the astounding self-transformation of one of the most feared gangs in the United States into a social movement acting on behalf of the dispossessed, renouncing violence and the underground economy, and requiring school attendance for... >
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
by Michael Chabon
Publisher: Picador USA 2001
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With this brilliant novel, the bestselling author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys gives us an exhilarating triumph of language and invention, a stunning novel in which the tragicomic adventures of a couple of boy geniuses reveal much about... >
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The American Look: Fashion, Sportswear and the Image of Women in 1930s and 1940s New York
by Rebecca Arnold
Publisher: 2009
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Drawing on a wonderful array of sources, from fashion magazines to department store records, this book is the rich and absorbing narrative and analysis of how New York sportswear evolved to become the definitive American style and how a modern fashion... >
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The American Marathon
by Pamela Cooper
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 1998
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This history of the American marathon centers on the development of the event in New York City. Cooper asserts that the modern, big-city marathon was created in New York City through the inclusive philosophy of the New York Pioneer Club of Harlem, which... >
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The American Revolution through British Eyes: A Documentary Collection
by James J. Barnes and Patience P. Barnes
Publisher: Kent State University Press 2013
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The Architectural Guidebook To New York City
by Francis Morrone, James Iska
Publisher: Gibbs Smith 2002
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This brand new edition of the popular Architectural Guidebook to New York City details, the most recent changes to Manhattan's built environment, including modifications that reflect post September 11. Hundreds of entries are thoughtfully presented in... >
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The Art and Actvism of Hugo Gellert: Embracing the Specter of Communism
by James M. Wechsler
Publisher: City University of New York 2003
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The Artist-Makers: Professional Art Training in Mid-Nineteenth-Century New York City
by Mark DeSaussure Mitchell
Publisher: Princeton University 2002
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The Assassination of New York
by Robert Fitch
Publisher: Verso Books 1993
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Robert Fitch's The Assassination of New York unearthed Gotham's great secret: how its multinational banks and landowning families, led by the Rockefellers, scuttled the City's matchless port and planned the destruction of its once rich manufacturing... >
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The Baked Apple?: Metropolitan New York in the Greenhouse
by Douglas Hill
Publisher: New York Academy of Sciences 1996
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The Battle for Gotham: New York in the Shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs
by Roberta Brandes Gratz
Publisher: Nation Books 2010
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In the 1970s, New York City hit rock bottom. Crime was at its highest, the middle class exodus was in high gear, and bankruptcy loomed. Many people credit New York's "master builder" Robert Moses with turning Gotham around, despite his brutal,... >
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The Battle For New York: The City At The Heart Of The American Revolution
by Barnet Schecter
Publisher: Walker & Co 2002
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The Battle for New York tells the story of how the city became the pivot on which the American Revolution turned—from the political and religious struggles of the 1760s and early 1770s that polarized its citizens and increasingly made New York a hotbed... >
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The battlefields of Saratoga, New York, 1777
by Earl B. McElfresh
Publisher: McElfresh Map Co., LLC 1997
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The Beat Avant-Garde, the 1950s, and the Popularizing of Zen Buddhism in the United States
by Jane Elizabeth Falk
Publisher: Ohio State University 2002
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The Beautiful Bronx: 1920-1950
by Lloyd Ultan
Publisher:
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The Big Onion Guide to New York City: Ten Historic Walking Tours
by Seth Kamil
Publisher: New York University Press 2002
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Whether you're a tourist or a native New Yorker, you will appreciate this witty, informative walking guide to New York City, as authors Seth Kamil and Eric Wakin peel back the layers of New York's most popular neighborhoods. Here in one volume are their... >
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The Big Oyster: New York on the half shell
by Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Ballantine Books 2006
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From Publishers Weekly: Starred Review. Here's a chatty, free-wheeling history of New York City told from the humble perspective of the once copious, eagerly consumed, now decimated eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginicas). Research addict Kurlansky... >
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The Birth of the Bronx (Life in Bronx Series, 1609-1900, Vol. 4)
by Lloyd Ultan, Gary Hermalyn
Publisher: Bronx County Historical Soc 2000
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The fourth book in the Life in The Bronx Series: The Birth of The Bronx: 1609-1900. This work begins with the first written eyewitness accounts of the area that became The Bronx. Letters, diaries, and personal reminiscences, through the centuries to the... >
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The Black Jews of Harlem: Representation, Identity, and Race, 1920
by Roberta Gold
Publisher: American Quarterly 2003
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The Blue Set: Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Imperialism in Jazz Age New York
by Fiona Irene Brigstocke Ngo
Publisher: University of Caifornia, Irvine 2003
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The Book of Salsa: A Chronicle of Urban Music from the Caribbean to New York City
by César Miguel Rondón, Frances R. Aparicio, Jackie White
Publisher: Univeristy of North Carolina Press 2008
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Salsa is one of the most popular types of music listened to and danced to in the United States. Until now, the single comprehensive history of the music-and the industry that grew up around it, including musicians, performances, styles, movements, and... >
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The Bookmaker: A Memoir of Money, Luck, and Family from the Utopian Outskirts of New York City
by Michael J. Agovino
Publisher: Harper 2008
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The Bowery Boys: Street Corner Radicals and the Politics of Rebellion
by Peter Adams
Publisher: 2005
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In the decades before the Civil War, the miserable living conditions of New York City's lower east side nurtured the gangs of New York. This book tells the story of the Bowery Boys, one gang that emerged as part urban legend and part street fighters for... >
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The Bridges of Central Park
by Jennifer C. Spiegler, Paul M. Gaykowski
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing 2006
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The bridges of Central Park are whimsically elegant and practical in their efficiency. Straddling great rock formations, roads, bridle trails, footpaths, and waterways, more than 50 ornate bridges and arches enable over 60 miles of pathways to fit neatly... >
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The Bronx
by Evelyn Gonzalez
Publisher: Richard Altschuler & Associates, Inc 2004
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Home to the New York Yankees, the Bronx Zoo, and the Grand Concourse, the Bronx was at one time a haven for upwardly mobile second-generation immigrants eager to leave the crowded tenements of Manhattan in pursuit of the American dream. Once hailed as a... >
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The Bronx in the Innocent Years: 1890-1925
by Lloyd Ultan and Gary Hermalyn
Publisher:
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The Bronx It Was Only Yesterday: 1935-1965 (Life in The Bronx Series)
by Lloyd Ultan, Gary Hermalyn
Publisher: Bronx County Historical Soc 1992
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Life In The Bronx Series For the past 20 years, The Bronx County Historical Society has been at work on a history of life in the borough series. In 1979, the first book, The Beautiful Bronx: 1920-1950 was published, and this was followed in 1985 by... >
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The Bronx Then & Now
by Stephen M Samtur
Publisher: Back In THE BRONX 2002
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With more than 300 pictures, you can visit the old neighborhoods, candy stores, apartment buildings, department stores, schools, and 50 photos of movie theaters - the way they were then and the way they are now after years of changing. See what once was... >
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The Brooklyn Film: Essays In The History Of Filmmaking
by John B Manbeck, Robert Singer
Publisher: McFarland & Co 2002
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This collection of essays on the topic of Brooklyn as portrayed in film, includes a discussion of race relations in films dealing with Brooklyn, the story of Jackie Robinson as shown on film, the changing face of cinematic Brooklyn and some thoughts on a... >
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The Brooklyn Theatre Index
by Cezar Del Valle
Publisher: Theatre Talks LLC 2010
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From 19th Century playhouses to the opulence of the 1920s movie palace and the multiplexes of today, The Brooklyn Theatre Index acts as a resource guide to the borough's performance spaces. Volume I Adams Street to Lorimer Volume II Manhattan Avenue... >
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The Brooklyn Theatre Index Vols. I and II
by Cezar Del Valle
Publisher: Theatre Talks LLC 2010
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The Brooklyn Theatre Index, Volumes I and II, has been selected as co-winner of the 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society of America (its officers and board members). “Excellent book”…“certainly a must for all... >
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The Burning Building at 23 Washington Place: The Triangle Fire, Workers, and Reformers in Progressive Era New York
by Richard A. Greenwald
Publisher: New york History 2002
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The Chinatown Trunk Mystery: Murder, Miscegenation, and Other Dangerous Encounters in Turn-of-the-Century New York City
by Mary Ting Yi Lui
Publisher: Princeton University Press 2005
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In the summer of 1909, the gruesome murder of nineteen-year-old Elsie Sigel sent shock waves through New York City and the nation at large. The young woman's strangled corpse was discovered inside a trunk in the midtown Manhattan apartment of her reputed... >
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The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day
by David Stravitz
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press 2002
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The City and the Theatre: The History of New York Playhouses : a 250 Year Journey from Bowling Green to Times Square
by Mary C. Henderson
Publisher: Watson-Guptill 2004
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An A-to-Z listing and history of every Broadway--and off-Broadway--theater ever to exist.
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The City Beneath Us: Building the New York Subway
by Vivian Heller
Publisher: W.W. Norton 2004
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THERE HAVE BEEN, and will be, other books on the New York City subway system, but none have had access to the wonderful photographic prints from the collections of the New York Transit Museum that are presented in this volume. Made from 8 x 10-inch glass... >
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The City Builders: Property Development in New York and London, 1980-2000
by Susan S. Fainstein
Publisher: University Press Of Kansas 2001
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In the last twenty years, urban centers worldwide have experienced enormous booms and busts as real-estate developers, financial institutions, and public officials first poured resources into physical redevelopment, then watched as the market collapsed... >
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The City Observed: N.Y.
by Paul Goldberger
Publisher: Random House 1979
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The City That Became Safe: New York's Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control
by Franklin E. Zimring
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2011
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The forty-percent drop in crime that occurred across the U.S. from 1991 to 2000 remains largely an unsolved mystery. Even more puzzling is the eighty-percent drop over nineteen years in New York City. Twice as long and twice as large, it is the largest... >
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The City’s End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears, and Premonitions of New York’s Destruction
by Max Page
Publisher: Yale University Press 2008
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From nineteenth-century paintings of fires raging through New York City to scenes of Manhattan engulfed by a gigantic wave in the 1998 movie Deep Impact, images of the city’s end have been prolific and diverse. Why have Americans repeatedly imagined... >
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The Colony of New Netherland: A Dutch Settlement in Seventeenth-Century America
by Jaap Jacobs
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2009
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The Colony of New Netherlands: A Dutch Settlement in Seventeenth-Century America
by Jaap Jacobs
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2009
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The Dutch involvement in North America started after Henry Hudson, sailing under a Dutch flag in 1609, traveled up the river that would later bear his name. The Dutch control of the region was short-lived, but had profound effects on the Hudson Valley... >
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The Comparable Roles in Social Legislation and Civil Rights of a Conventional Jewish Female and an Unconventional Black Homosexual Male: Belle Moskowitz and Bayard Rustin
by Jeffrey O'Connell, Thomas E. O'Connell
Publisher: SMU Law Review 2002
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The Cooper-Hewitt Dynasty of New York
by Polly Guerin
Publisher: 2012
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The Creative Destruction of Manhattan: 1900-1940
by Max Page
Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2001
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Offering a new vision of the creation of the American city, Max Page looks at the infamously transitory nature of New York City and argues that the early twentieth-century city was dominated by the politics of destruction and rebuilding that became the... >
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The Crisis Regime: The MAC, the EFCB, and the Political Impact of the New York City Financial Crisis
by Robert W. Bailey
Publisher: State University of New York Press 1984
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The Cultural Front: the Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century
by Michael Denning
Publisher: Verso 1996
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Encompassing the likes of Orson Welles, Billie Holliday, Duke Ellington, C.L.R. James, and John Dos Passos, THE CULTURAL FRONT is a vivid mural of an extraordinary upheaval in American culture. Michael Denning illuminates the radical movement of artists... >
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The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in its First Age of Terror
by Beverly Gage
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2009
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In The Day Wall Street Exploded , Beverly Gage tells the story of that once infamous but now largely forgotten event. Based on thousands of pages of Bureau of Investigation reports, this historical detective saga traces the four-year hunt for the... >
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The Deeds of My Fathers: How My Grandfather and Father Built New York and Created the Tabloid World of Today : Generoso Pope, Sr., Power Broker of New York, and Gene Pope, Jr., Publisher of the National Enquirer
by Paul David Pope
Publisher: 2010
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"Intense rivalry and Borgia-like cunning made the Pope family one of America's wealthiest and most influential--now a descendent of the two Pope patriarchs chronicles a family that embodied the American century..."
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The Devil's Playground: A Century Of Pleasure And Profit In Times Square
by James Traub
Publisher: Random House 2004
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As Times Square turns 100, New York Times Magazine contributing writer James Traub tells the story of how this mercurial district became one of the most famous and exciting places in the world. The Devil’s Playground is classic and colorful American... >
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The Diamond in the Bronx: Yankee Stadium and the Politics of New York
by Neil J. Sullivan
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2003
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No sport has mattered more to Americans than baseball--and no team has had a greater impact on baseball than the New York Yankees. Now Neil Sullivan delivers a narrative worthy of his fabled subject, in this marvelous history of Yankee Stadium. Fans... >
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The Disappearance of Objects: New York Art and the Rise of the Postmodern City
by Joshua Shannon
Publisher: Yale University 2009
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In the years around 1960, a rapid process of deindustrialization profoundly changed New York City. At the same time, massive highway construction, urban housing renewal, and the growth of the financial sector altered the city’s landscape. As the new... >
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The Encyclopedia of New York City
by Kenneth T Jackson
Publisher: Yale University Press 1995
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This authoritative and entertaining one-volume encyclopedia, which includes thousands of entries, hundreds of illustrations and maps, and full coverage of all five boroughs of the city, from prehistory to the present.
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The End of Innocence: The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair
by Larry Samuel
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 2007
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From April to October in 1964 and 1965, some 52 million people from around the world flocked to the New York World's Fair, an experience that lives on in the memory of many individuals and in America's collective consciousness. Lawrence R. Samuel offers... >
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The End of Innocence: The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair
by Lawrence R. Samuel
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 2007
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From April 1964 to October 1965, some 52 million people from around the world flocked to the New York World's Fair, an experience that lives on in the memory of many individuals and in America's collective consciousness. Taking a perceptive look back at... >
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The Epic of New York City: A Narrative History
by Edward Robb Ellis
Publisher: Basic Books 2004
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The Epic of New York City: A Narrative History
by Edward Robb Ellis
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers 2004
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In swift, witty chapters that flawlessly capture the pace and character of New York City, acclaimed diarist Edward Robb Ellis presents his masterpiece: a thorough, and thoroughly readable, history of America's largest metropolis. Ellis narrates some of... >
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The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear
by Mary Lisa Gavenas
Publisher: Fairchild Reference 2008
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Unlike other menswear sources, which seem to be written for and by Angophiles, this 2,200+ entry reference work in extremely New York-centric, including new research on Apparel Arts Magazine, Arrow, The Arrow Collar Man, Beckenstein's, Jhane Barnes,... >
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The Fires: How a Computer Formula, Big Ideas, and the Best of Intentions Burned Down New York City-And Determined the Future of Cities
by Joe Flood
Publisher: Riverhead 2010
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New York City, 1968. The RAND Corporation had presented an alluring proposal to a city on the brink of economic collapse: Using RAND's computer models, which had been successfully implemented in high-level military operations, the city could save... >
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The Five Points
by Rocco Dormarunno
Publisher: Writers Club Press 2001
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19th Century New York's most dangerous neighborhood comes back to life. The Five Points neighborhood, on Manhattan's Lower East Side, was home to the world's most dangerous criminals and impoverished immigrants. These two gritty stories ensure that this... >
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The Flash Press: Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s New York
by Patricia Cline Cohen, Timothy J. Gilfoyle, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2008
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Obscene, libidinous, loathsome, lascivious. Those were just some of the ways critics described the nineteenth-century weeklies that covered and publicized New York City’s extensive sexual underworld. Publications like the Flash and the... >
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The Flatiron: The New York Landmark and the Incomparable City That Arose with It
by Alice Sparberg Alexiou
Publisher: McMillan Palgrave 2010
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Critics hated it. The public feared it would topple over. Passersby were knocked down by the winds. But even before it was completed, the Flatiron Building had become an unforgettable part of New York City. The Flatiron Building was built by the... >
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The Footprint of the Twentieth Century: American Skyscrapers and Modernist Poems
by John Timberman Newcomb
Publisher: Modernism/Modernity 2003
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The Forbidden Apple: A Century of Sex & Sin in New York City
by Kat Long
Publisher: Ig Publishing 2009
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The Forbidden Apple: A Century of Sex & Sin in New York City reveals the endless battle between outlaw sex and moral righteousness that has been fought on the streets of America's most licentious city.Beginning with Gilded Age New York, where upper-class... >
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The Fortunate Pilgrim: A Novel
by Mario Puzo
Publisher: Random House 2004
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Before The Godfather and The Last Don, there was Puzo's classic story about the loves, crimes and struggles confronted by one family of New York City immigrants living in Hell's Kitchen. Fresh from the farms in Italy, Lucia Santa struggles to hold her... >
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The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld
by Herbert Asbury
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press 2001
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Published to coincide with the release of Martin Scorseses film, Gangs of New York, starring Leonard DiCaprio, The Gangs of New York has long been hand-passed among its cult readership. It is a tour through a now unrecognizable city of abysmal poverty... >
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The gay liberation youth movement in New York: "an army of lovers cannot fail"
by Stephan L. Cohen
Publisher: Routledge 2007
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Between 1966 and 1975 North American youth activists established over 35 school- and community-based gay liberation youth groups whose members sought control over their own bodies, education, and sexual and social relations. This book focuses on three... >
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The gentleman from New York: Daniel Patrick Moynihan : a biography
by Godfrey Hodgson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000
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Coinciding with his departure from the United States Senate after twenty-four years of distinguished service, this major work is the first comprehensive account of the life and ideas of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a great political figure and a brilliant... >
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The George Washington Bridge: Poetry in Steel
by Michael Aaron Rockland
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2008
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This rich narrative offers both a personal and historic account of the George Washington Bridge spanning New York and New Jersey and presents diverse perspectives on this majestic structure that encompass such areas as history, architecture, engineering,... >
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The Gods of Gotham
by Lyndsay Faye
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam 2012
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If your concept of paradise is popping in a DVD of Gangs of New York while rereading Caleb Carr's The Alienist, then put Lyndsay Faye's The Gods of Gotham on your to-buy list. Set in 1845, it depicts the cultural cataclysm created in Manhattan by the... >
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The Government and Politics of New York State
by Joseph Francis Zimmerman
Publisher: SUNY Press 2008
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Comprehensive overview of New York State government and politics.
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The Graveyard Shift: A Family Historian's Guide to New York City Cemeteries
by Carolee Inskeep
Publisher: Ancestry.com 1998
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Trying to find some peace in the "City That Never Sleeps" has always been difficult for New Yorkers -- even dead New Yorkers. Rapid development, rising property values, lack of space, health concerns, and government regulation have caused the dead to be... >
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The Great Bridge
by David Mccullough
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 1983
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Celebrating the centennial of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, here is the classic account of one of the greatest engineering feats of all time.
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The Great Fire of 1835
by Alexander J. Wall Jr.
Publisher: New York Journal of American History 2003
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The Great New York Conspiracy Of 1741: Slavery, Crime, And Colonial Law
by Peter Charles Hoffer
Publisher: University Press of Kansas 2003
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Three and a half decades before the city of New York witnessed the first great battle waged by the new United States of America for its independence, rumors of a massive conspiracy among the city's slaves spread panic throughout the colony. On the... >
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The Great Port: A Passage Through New York
by Jan Morris
Publisher: Oxford University Press 1985
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New York is viewed as a harbour in a detailed portrait which captures its exuberance and glories as well as its squalors.
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The Great Rent Wars: Rent Strikes and Rent Control in New York City, 1917-1929
by Robert M. Fogelson
Publisher: Yale University Press 2013
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The Great Riots of New York 1712-1873
by Joel T. Headley
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc. 2009
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One of the most popular writers of his day-and one most unjustly forgotten-J.T. Headley thrilled audiences with his tales of real-life history. This 1873 work is an enthralling collection of accounts of urban upheaval in one of the U.S.'s most... >
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The Greater New York Sports Chronology
by Jeffrey A. Kroessler
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2009
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Jeffrey A. Kroessler's comprehensive and entertaining time line stretches from the pastoral entertainments of the Dutch to the corporate captivity of professional sports. He chronicles events ranging from the truly heroic to the heartbreaking, from... >
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The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011
by Edited by Hilary Ballon
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2011
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Laying out Manhattan's street grid and providing a rationale for the growth of New York was the city's first great civic enterprise, not to mention a brazenly ambitious project and major milestone in the history of city planning. The grid created the... >
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The Greatest Show on Earth: Roman Entertainments in Turn-of-the-Century New York City
by Margaret Malamud
Publisher: Journal of Popular Culture 2003
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The Guardian Angel of Africa': A Financial History of the New York African Society for Mutual Relief, 1808-1945
by Craig S. Wilder
Publisher: Afro-Americans in New York Life and History 2002
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The Harlem Renaissance in Black and White
by George Hutchinson
Publisher: Harvard University Press 1995
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It wasn't all black or white. It wasn't a vogue. It wasn't a failure. By restoring interracial dimensions left out of accounts of the Harlem Renaissance--or blamed for corrupting it--George Hutchinson transforms our understanding of black (and white)... >
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The Historic Shops & Restaurants Of New York: A Guide To Century-Old Establishments In The City
by Ellen Williams, Steve Radlauer
Publisher: The Little Bookroom 2002
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Discover the bygone city of Mark Twain and Stanford White, Harry Houdini and Edith Wharton in the venerable shops and restaurants that have served discriminating New Yorkers for generations. In Old World dining rooms, gaslit saloons, at jewelers,... >
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The Hudson-Fulton Celebration: New York's River Festival of 1909 and the Making of a Metropolis
by Kathleen Eagen Johnson, Kenneth Jackson
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2009
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An invaluable window on how New York self-consciously and very publicly transformed itself from a city that was merely the largest to an undisputed world-class metropolis. . . . A rich historical record of newspapers, manuscripts, artifacts, photographs,... >
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The Hudson-Fulton Celebration: New York's River Festival of 1909 and the Making of A Metropolis
by Kathleen Eagen Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2009
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An invaluable window on how New York self-consciously and very publicly transformed itself from a city that was merely 'the largest' to an undisputed world-class metropolis. . . . A rich historical record of newspapers, manuscripts, artifacts,... >
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The Hudson: America's River
by Frances F. Dunwell
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2008
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Frances F. Dunwell presents a rich portrait of the Hudson and of the visionary people whose deep relationship with the river inspires changes in American history and culture. Lavishly illustrated with color plates of Hudson River School paintings, period... >
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The Impact of Hispanic Growth on the Racial/Ethnic Composition of New York City Neighborhoods
by Arun P. Llobo, Ronald J.O. Flores, Joseph J. Salvo
Publisher: Urban affairs Review 2002
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The Irish play on the New York stage, 1874-1966
by John P. Harrington
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky 1997
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In this study of literary and cultural history, John Harrington focuses on seven opening nights to look at the reception of Irish drama on the New York stage over a period of nearly one hundred years. A strong first volume in the series Irish Literature,... >
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The Island at the Center of the World: the Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan
by Russell Shorto
Publisher: Vintage 2004
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When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony... >
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The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City
by Simone Cinotto
Publisher: 2013
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The Italians of New York
by Maurizio Molinari
Publisher: 2012
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The Jarring Interests: New York's Boundary Makers, 1664-1776
by Philip J. Schwarz
Publisher: SUNY Press 1979
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The Jazz Cadence of American Culture
by Robert G. O'Meally
Publisher: Columbia University Press 1998
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Taking to heart Ralph Ellison's remark that much in American life is "jazz-shaped," The Jazz Cadence of American Culture offers a wide range of eloquent statements about the influence of this art form. Robert G. O'Meally has gathered a comprehensive... >
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The Jew of New York
by Ben Katchor
Publisher: Pantheon Books 2000
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In 1825, Mordecai Noah, a New York politician and amateur playwright possessed of a utopian vision, summoned all the lost tribes of Israel to an island near Buffalo in the hope of establishing a Jewish state. His failed plan, a mere footnote in... >
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The Kingdom of New York: Knights, Knaves, Billionaires, and Beauties in the City of Big Shots
by The New York Observer
Publisher: Harper 2009
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For the last two decades, The New York Observer has documented the Platinum Age of New York, when the city's new elite rose and dominated society, media, business, and culture with an amusing arrogance that redefined the power capital of the world. The... >
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The Labor Movement and Black Economic Equality in New York City: District 65, 1934-1954
by Lisa Ann Wunderlich Phillips
Publisher: Rutgers University 2002
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The Landmarks of New York: An Illustrated Record of the City's Historic Buildings
by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
Publisher: Monacelli 2005
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The Landscape of Modernity: Essays on New York City, 1900-1940
by David Ward
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 1997
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New York City stands as the first expression of the modern city, a mosaic of disparate neighborhoods born in 1898 with the amalgamation of the five boroughs and shaped by the passions of developers and regulators, architects and engineers, politicians... >
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The Last Neighborhood Cops: The Rise and Fall of Community Policing in New York Public Housing
by Gregory H. Umbach
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2011
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In recent years, community policing has transformed American law enforcement by promising to build trust between citizens and officers. Today, three-quarters of American police departments claim to embrace the strategy. But decades before the phrase was... >
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The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station
by Lorraine B. Diehl
Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows
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This book offers a moving and tragic account of the history, creation, and the ultimate demise of the original Pennsylvania Station in New York City. An elegant symbol of turn-of-the-century classicism, the station was designed by the preeminent... >
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The Legacy of Wealth: Primogeniture Among the Rockefellers
by Marsha Shapiro Rose
Publisher: Journal of Family History 2002
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The Life of the Neighborhood Playhouse on Grand Street
by John P. Harrington
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 2007
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Improbably located in the heart of the Jewish ghetto on the Lower East side of Manhattan, the "Neighborhood Playhouse" and its brief yet influential tenure offers a fascinating story from the annals of theater history. This book provides an account of... >
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The Local Polity as a Pathway for Public Power: Taming the Business Tiger During New York City's Industrial Age
by Paul Kantor
Publisher: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (London) 2002
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The Lower Manhattan Plan: The 1966 Vision For Downtown New York
by Carol Willis, Ann L Buttenwieser, Paul Willen, James S Rossant
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press: The Skyscraper Museum 2002
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In the mid-1960s, New York City Mayor Robert Wagner assembled a team of the best and brightest urban designers and architects to decide the future of downtown Manhattan. After six months of drawing and discussion, they produced The Lower Manhattan Plan,... >
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The Mad Bomber of New York: The Extraordinary True Story of the Manhunt That Paralyzed A City
by Michael M. Greenburg
Publisher: Baker & Taylor 2011
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Between 1940 and 1957, 33 bombs--strategically placed in Grand Central, Penn Station, Radio City Music Hall, Macy's and other populous areas of New York--paralyzed the city, sending shockwaves of fear through an unsuspecting public. George Metesky, the... >
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The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe Gallo and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld
by Tom Folsom
Publisher: Milo Books 2009
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The Man Who Saved New York: Hugh Carey and the Great Fiscal Crisis of 1975
by Seymour P. Lachman and Hugh Polner
Publisher: SUNY Press 2010
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A dramatic and colorful portrait of one of New York’s most remarkable governors, Hugh L. Carey, with emphasis on his leadership during the fiscal crisis of 1975. The Man Who Saved New York offers a portrait of one of New York’s most remarkable... >
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The Measure of Manhattan: The Tumultuous Career and Surprising Legacy of John Randel, Jr., Cartographer, Surveyor, Inventor
by Marguerite Holloway
Publisher: 2013
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John Randel Jr. (1787-1865) was an eccentric and flamboyant surveyor. A nineteenth century genius renowned for his inventiveness as well as his bombast and irascibility, Randel plotted Manhattan's famous city grid but died in financial ruin. Telling... >
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The Melody Man: Joe Davis and the New York Music Scene, 1916-1978
by Bruce Bastin
Publisher: 2012
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THE MIDNIGHT BAND OF MERCY
by Michael Blaine
Publisher: Soho Press, Inc. 2004
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A story too strange to be true, except most of it is. Based on actual events, actual crimes, that occurred in New York City in 1893, Michael Blaines brilliant historical novel recreates an age when American belief in Scientific Progress led to the... >
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The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City
by Jennifer Toth
Publisher: Chicago Review Press 1995
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This book is about the thousands of people who live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels of New York City.
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The Monied Metropolis : New York City and the Consolidation of the American Bourgeoisie, 1850-1896
by Sven Beckert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2003
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Tracing the shifting fortunes and changing character of New York City's economic elite over half a century, Sven Beckert brings to light a neglected--and critical--chapter in the social history of the U.S.: the rise of an American bourgeoisie. The Monied... >
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The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
by Debby Applegate
Publisher: Three Leaves 2007
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The Muse of Rubberleg Square: Dawn Powell
by Tim Page
Publisher: Timeline 2002
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The Nature of New York An Environmental History of the Empire State
by David Stradling
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2010
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From the arrival of Henry Hudson's Half Moon in the estuarial waters of what would come to be called New York Harbor to the 2006 agreement that laid out plans for General Electric to clean up the PCBs it pumped into the river named after Hudson, this... >
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The Navigator of New York
by Wayne Johnston
Publisher: Random House 2003
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Devlin Stead grows up a lonely orphan in late 19th century Newfoundland. When he begins receiving letters from the esteemed but mysterious explorer Dr. Frederick Cook, they entirely change his understanding of who he is and what he might become. Invited... >
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The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn
by Kenneth T. Jackson
Publisher: Yale University Press 1998
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Brooklyn -- famed for its bridge, its long-departed Dodgers, its Botanic Garden, and its accent -- is the most populous borough in New York City and arguably the most colorful. Its many neigborhoods boast diverse and shifting ethnic enclaves, an... >
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The New Chinatown : Revised Edition
by Peter Kwong
Publisher: Hill & Wang Pub 1996
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Newspapers today are filled with stories of corruption and strife in America's Chinatowns, reversing the popular view of Chinese Americans as a model minority of law-abiding, hard-working people whose diligent children end up in high-tech jobs. In The... >
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The New York Approach: Robert Moses, Urban Liberals, and Redevelopnment of the Inner City
by Joel Schwartz
Publisher: Ohio State University Press 1993
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The New York Chronology: The Ultimate Compendium of Events, People, and Anecdotes from the Dutch to the Present
by James Trager
Publisher: HarperCollins 2004
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For a city like no other comes a book like no other. In tens of thousands of chronological entries, The New York Chronology marches year by year through the defining and incidental moments in the great metropolis's history, from the arrival of Giovanni... >
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The New York City Audubon Society Guide to Finding Birds in the Metropolitan Area
by Marcia T. Fowle, Paul Kerlinger
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2001
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Positioned along the major East Coast migratory flyway, New York City and the surrounding areas offer some of the finest birding opportunities in North America. More than 355 species have been sighted there. Tapping the expertise of 47 metropolitan... >
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The New York City Draft Riots: Their Significance for American Society and Politics in the Age of the Civil War
by Iver Bernstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press 1995
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For five days in July 1863, at the height of the Civil War, New York City was under siege. Angry rioters burned draft offices, closed factories, destroyed railroad tracks and telegraph lines, and hunted policemen and soldiers. Before long, the rioters... >
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The New York City Marathon: Twenty-Five Years
by Peter Gambaccini, Charles Miers
Publisher: Rizzoli 1994
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The New York Irish
by Ronald H. Bayor, Timothy J. Meagher
Publisher: JHU Press 1997
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The New York Irish tells the sweeping story of these immigrants and their descendants. From the first Irish residents of Dutch New Amsterdam to the politically influential United Irish exiles a century later, from the gallant "Union Green" patriots in... >
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The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City
by William B. Helmreich
Publisher: 2013
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The New York Philharmonic: From Bernstein to Maazel
by John Canarina
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing 2010
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The New York Philharmonic, from Bernstein to Maazel continues the story of America's oldest orchestra as told in Howard Shanet's Philharmonic: A History of New York's Orchestra. That volume ended with the 1970-71 season, just before the arrival of Pierre... >
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The New York School Poets and the Neo-avant-garde: Between Radical Art and Radical Chic
by Mark Silverberg
Publisher: 2010
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Silverberg (American Literature, Cape Breton University) examines the cultural and artistic renaissance that took place in New York City during the 1950s and 1960s. Paying special attention to five poets--John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, Kenneth Koch, Frank... >
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The New York School Versus the School of Paris: Who Really Made the Most Important Art after World War II?
by David W Galenson
Publisher: Historical Methods 2002
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The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick
by Elizabeth Hardwick
Publisher: Random House 2010
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Elizabeth Hardwick was one of America’s great postwar women of letters, celebrated as a novelist and as an essayist. Until now, however, her slim but remarkable achievement as a writer of short stories has remained largely hidden, with her work tucked... >
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The New York Times Book of New York: 549 Stories of the People, the Events, and the Life of the City--Past and Present
by James Barron, Anna Quindlen
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing 2009
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This unique volume uncovers the most fascinating and compelling stories from "The New York Times" about the city the paper calls home. More than 200 articles and an abundance of photographs, illustrations, maps, and graphs from the preeminent newspaper... >
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The New Yorker Theater and Other Scenes from a Life at the Movies
by Toby Talbot
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2009
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The nation didn't know it, but 1960 would change American film forever, and the revolution would occur nowhere near a Hollywood set. With the opening of the New Yorker Theater, a cinema located at the heart of Manhattan's Upper West Side, cutting-edge... >
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The Night Inspector
by Frederick Busch
Publisher: Ballantine Books 2000
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William Bartholomew, a maimed veteran of the Civil War, returns to New York City bent on reversing his fortunes. Busch's stunning novel is a gripping portrait of a nation trying to heal from the ravages of war and of one man's attempt to recapture a... >
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The Once and Future New York: Historic Preservation and the Modern City
by Randall Mason
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press 2009
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Rich with archival research, The Once and Future New York documents the emergence of historic preservation in New York at the turn of the twentieth century. Against the charge that preservationists were antiquarians concerned only with significant... >
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The Once and Future New York: Historic Preservation and the Modern City
by Randall Mason
Publisher: of Minnesota Press 2009
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In the popular imagination, the controversial 1963 demolition of Pennsylvania Station gave birth to New York City’s historic preservation movement. As Randall Mason reveals, however, historic preservation has been a persistent force in the development... >
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The Opening of the Brooklyn Bridge: Consensus or Exclusion?
by Richard Haw
Publisher: New York History 2003
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The Ordinary Hero Monument in Greater New York: Samuel J. Tilden's Memorial and the Politics of Place.
by Michele H Bogart
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2002
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The Origin of Organized Crime in America: The New York City Mafia, 1891-1931
by David Critchley
Publisher: Routledge 2008
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While the later history of the New York Mafia has received extensive attention, what has been conspicuously absent until now is an accurate and conversant review of the formative years of Mafia organizational growth. Critchley examines the Mafia... >
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The Other Islands of New York City: A History and Guide
by Sharon Seitz
Publisher: Baker & Taylor 2011
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Describes the islands within New York City, including Liberty Island, Hoffman Island, City Island, Roosevelt Island, Coney Island, and Shooter's Island.
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The Other New York: The American Revolution Beyond New York City, 1763-1787
by Eugene R. Fingerhut, Joseph S. Tiedemann, eds.
Publisher: SUNY Press 2005
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The Other New York provides the first comprehensive look at New York State's rural areas during the American Revolution. This county-by-county survey of the regions outside of New York City describes the social and cultural conditions on the eve of the... >
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The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
by Deborah Blum
Publisher: Penguin Press 2010
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The Politics of Race in New York: The Struggle for Black Suffrage in the Civil War Era
by Phyllis F. Field
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2009
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THE POLITICS OF RACE IN NEW YORK The Struggle for Black Suffrage in the Civil War Era Phyllis F. Field $24.95s paper Available in SEPTEMBER, 266 pages, 6 x 9, 8 maps, 45 tables ISBN: 978-0-8014-7563-4 Quantity Reviews | About the... >
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The Politics of Race in New York: The Struggle for Black Suffrage in the Civil War Era
by Phyllis F. Field
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2009
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Black suffrage was a crucial and volatile issue in the North during the Civil War era. In The Politics of Race in New York, Phyllis F. Field studies the development of racial policies in the Empire State. Asserting that it is not possible to understand... >
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The Politics of Urban Beauty: New York & Its Art Commission
by Michele Helene Bogart
Publisher: Published by University of Chicago Press 2006
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Since its founding in 1898, the Art Commission of the City of New York (ACNY) has served as the city’s aesthetic gatekeeper, evaluating all works of art intended for display on city property. And over the years, the commission’s domain has expanded... >
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The Poor Among Us: A History of Family Poverty and Homelessness in New York City
by Ralph da Costa Nunez and Ethan G. Sribnick
Publisher: White Tiger Press 2013
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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
by Robert A Caro
Publisher: Vintage Books USA 1975
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One of the most acclaimed books of our time, winner of both the Pulitzer and the Francis Parkman prizes, The Power Broker tells the hidden story behind the shaping (and mis-shaping) of twentieth-century New York (city and state) and makes public what few... >
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The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York, and the Genius of American Life
by Fred Siegel
Publisher: Encounter 2005
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The Progressive Housewife: Community Activism In Suburban Queens, 1945-1965
by Sylvie Murray
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2003
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Fictional characters, such as June Cleaver, and criticism of suburban domestic passivity, notably Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, have profoundly shaped our popular and intellectual view of the immediate postwar decade. It is this image of... >
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The Pushcart War
by Jean Merrill, Ronni Solbert
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc 1987
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The pushcarts have declared war! New York City's streets are clogged with huge, rude trucks that park where they want, hold up traffic, and bulldoze into anything that is in their way, and the pushcart peddlers are determined to get rid of them. But the... >
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The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry that built America’s First Subway
by Doug Most
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press 2014
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The Rat That Got Away: A Bronx Memoir
by Allen Jones, Mark Naison
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2009
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The Rat That Got Awayis an inspiring story of one man's odyssey from the streets of the Bronx to a life as a professional athlete and banker in Europe, but it is also provides a unique vantage point on the history of the Bronx and sheds new light on a... >
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The Reluctant Warrior: Henry L. Stimson and the Crisis of 'industrial civilization'
by Sean Langdon Malloy
Publisher: Stanford University 2002
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The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: Harrison Salisbury and The New York times
by Donald E. Davis
Publisher: 2012
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During his career at the New York Times, Harrison Salisbury served as the bureau chief in post-World War II Moscow, reported from Hanoi during the Vietnam War, and in retirement he witnessed the Tiananmen Square massacre firsthand. Davis and Trani's... >
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The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present
by Joanne Reitano
Publisher: Routledge 2006
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Explores how the dynamic, resilient city was shaped by struggles over power, wealth and status. Examines strikes, riots, elections, panics, leaders and protestors. Covers economic, political, social and cultural history. Accessible writing style.
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The Restless Sleep: Inside New York City's Cold Case Squad
by Stacy Horn
Publisher: Viking 2005
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In New York City, thousands of murders remain unsolved. Where does the police department begin after an unsolved case has gone cold? In this fascinating, in-depth narrative, a writer uses her unprecedented access to chronicle the inner workings of the... >
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The Rise of David Levinsky
by Abraham Cahan
Publisher: Penguin Books 1993
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The Rise of David Levinsky, written by the legendary founder and editor of the Jewish Daily Forward, is an early Jewish-American classic. According to the scholar Sam B. Girgus, "The novel is more than an important literary work and cultural document. It... >
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The Rose Man of Sing Sing: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism
by James Mcgrath Morris
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2003
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Today, seventy-three years after his death, journalists still tell tales of Charles E. Chapin. As city editor of Pulitzer's New York Evening World, Chapin was the model of the take-no-prisoners newsroom tyrant: he drove reporters relentlessly and kept... >
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The Rose Man of Sing Sing: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism
by James McGrath Morris
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2003
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Today, seventy-three years after his death, journalists still tell tales of Charles E. Chapin. As city editor of Pulitzer's New York Evening World, Chapin was the model of the take-no-prisoners newsroom tyrant: he drove reporters relentlessly and kept... >
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The Row House Reborn: Architecture and Neighborhoods in New York City, 1908--1929
by Andrew Dolkart
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press 2009
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This fascinating study is the first to examine the transformation of residential architecture in New York City in the early 20th century.In the decades just before and after World War I, a group of architects, homeowners, and developers pioneered... >
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The Row House Reborn: Architecture and Neighborhoods in New York City, 1908-1929
by Andrew Dolkart
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2009
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This fascinating study is the first to examine the transformation of residential architecture in New York City in the early 20th century. In the decades just before and after World War I, a group of architects, homeowners, and developers pioneered... >
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The Scandal of Reform: The Grand Failures of New York's Political Crusaders and the Death of Nonpartisanship
by Francis S. Barry
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2009
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The Shamrock and the Lily: The New York Irish and the Creation of A Transatlantic Identity, 1845-1921
by Mary C. Kelly
Publisher: Peter Lang 2005
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Many Americans' stories about their Irish roots begin "the potatoes died" and end "we all became Americans forever." Kelly (history, Franklin Pierce College) explains that the real situation was much more complex. Working from current thought on... >
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The Sidewalks of New York : A Celebration of New York History
by Bill Harris, Lori Parks
Publisher: Heritage Media Corporation 1999
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New York's continual changes make it one of the world's most fascinating cities. The Dutch began rearranging the landscape as soon as they arrived and every generation since then has dedicated itself to making a good thing better. The Sidewalks of New... >
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The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York
by Gail Fenske
Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2008
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Once the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Woolworth Building is noted for its striking but incongruous synthesis of Beaux-Arts architecture, fanciful Gothic ornamentation, and audacious steel-framed engineering. Here, in the first history of this great... >
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The Social and Sensational News of the Day: Frank Leslie, The Day's Doings and Scandalous Pictoral News in Gilded Age New York
by Joshua Brown
Publisher: New-York Journal of American History 2003
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The Solar Eye of Vision: Emergence of the Skyscraper-Viewer in the Discourse on Heights in New York City, 1890-1920
by Meir Wigoder
Publisher: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 2002
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The Story of 42nd St: The Theatres, Shows, Characters and Scandals of the World’s Most Notorious Street
by Mary C. Henderson
Publisher: Back Stage Books 2008
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Quick! In the heart of little old New York, you’ll find a thoroughfare—what is it? Forty-second Street, of course! In this entertaining book, noted theater historian Mary Henderson traces the rise and fall and rise of the street that symbolizes the... >
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The Story of the Armory Show
by Milton W. Brown
Publisher: Abbeville Press, Inc. 1988
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The Street Book: an Encyclopedia of Manhattan's Street Names and Their Origins
by Henry Moscow
Publisher: Hagstrom Co. 1978
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The Street Stops Here: A Year at a Catholic High School in Harlem
by Patrick McCloskey
Publisher: University of California Press 2009
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The Street Stops Hereoffers a deeply personal and compelling account of a Catholic high school in central Harlem, where mostly disadvantaged (and often non-Catholic) African American males graduate on time and get into college. Interweaving vivid... >
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The Streets Were Paved with Gold
by Ken Auletta
Publisher: Vintage Books 1980
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An thorough examination of the myriad reasons behind the very very near financial collapse of New York City in the late Nineteen-seventies.
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The Strike That Changed New York: Blacks, Whites, And The Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis
by Jerald E Podair
Publisher: Yale University Press 2002
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On May 9, 1968, junior high school teacher Fred Nauman received a letter that would change the history of New York City. It informed him that he had been fired from his job. Eighteen other educators in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville area of Brooklyn received... >
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The Sun and the Moon: The Remarkable True Account of Hoaxers, Showmen, Dueling Journalists, and Lunar Man-Bats in Nineteenth Century New York
by Matthew Goldman
Publisher: Basic Books 2008
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The Sun and the Moon tells the delightful, entertaining, and surprisingly true story of how in the summer of 1835 a series of articles in the Sun, the first of the city’s “penny papers,” convinced the citizens of New York that the moon was... >
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The Synagogues of New York's Lower East Side
by Gerard R. Wolfe
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2013
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The Tenant Movement in New York City, 1904-1984
by Ronald Lawson (Editor), Mark Naison (Photographer)
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 1986
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The Timeline History Of New York City
by David Playne
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan 2003
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New York City's fascinating history unfolds brilliantly in a book that includes 2,000 facts and dates on a timeline over fourteen feet long!
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The Tour Guide: Walking and Talking in New York City
by Jonathan R. Wynn
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press 2011
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Everyone wants to visit New York at least once. The Big Apple is a global tourist destination with a dizzying array of attractions throughout the five boroughs. The only problem is figuring out where to start—and that’s where the city’s tour guides... >
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The Transatlantic Connection: The American Jewish Community and the Joint Foreign Committee in Defense of German Jews, 1933-1937
by Naomi W. Cohen
Publisher: American Jewish History 2002
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The Triangle Fire, the Protocols of Peace, and Industrial Democracy in Progressive Era New York
by Richard A. Greenwald
Publisher: Temple University Press 2005
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America searched for an answer to The Labor Question" during the Progressive Era in an effort to avoid the unrest and violence that were the rule in the early 20th Century. In the ladies' garment industry, an experiment in industrial democracy brought... >
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The Unbounded Community: Neighborhood Life and Social Structure in New York City, 1830-1875
by Kenneth A. Scherzer
Publisher: Duke University Press 1992
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The Unfinished City: New York and the Metropolitan Idea
by Thomas Bender
Publisher: New Press 2002
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One of the nation's leading historians makes the most compelling case yet for why we should care about American cities. Throughout American history, cities have been a powerful source of inspiration and energy, nourishing the spirit of invention and the... >
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The Ungovernable City: John Lindsay and the Struggle to Save New York
by Vincent J. Cannato
Publisher: Basic Books 2002
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Vincent Cannato takes us back to the time when John Lindsay stunned New York with his liberal Republican agenda, WASP sensibility, and movie-star good looks. With peerless authority, Cannato explores how Lindsay Liberalism failed to save New York, and,... >
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The Upper West Side
by Michael Susi
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing 2009
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The Upper West Side of Manhattan, the residential and retail neighborhood between Central Park and the Hudson River, is famous for its liberalism, cosmopolitan culture, and appetizing. It is a neighborhood as diverse in its population as it is in its... >
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The Urban Underworld in Late Nineteenth-century New York: The Autobiography of George Appo with Related Documents
by George Appo
Publisher: McMillan Palgrave 2013
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The Voice of the City: Vaudeville and Popular Culture in New York
by Robert W Snyder
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher 2000
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In this entertaining and enlightening book, Robert Snyder depicts the rise of popuolar culture in America by recapturing the essence and commerical trappings of one of its most vital forms of entertainment the vaudeville show. Vaudeville was a meeting... >
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The Warhol Economy: How Fashion, Art, and Music Drive New York City
by Elizabeth Currid
Publisher: Princeton University Press 2007
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Which is more important to New York City's economy, the gleaming corporate office--or the grungy rock club that launches the best new bands? If you said office, think again. In The Warhol Economy, Elizabeth Currid argues that creative industries like... >
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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
by Isabel Wilkerson
Publisher: Random House 2010
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The Waterworks
by E. L. Doctorow
Publisher: Plume Books 1997
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In 1871, Martin Pemberton disappeared after seeing his father, long presumed dead, ride by on an omnibus. Embarking on a search for the missing man 20 years after the fact, a gruff newspaperman searches through the seamy underside of New York City.
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The Works: Anatomy of a City
by Kate Ascher
Publisher: Penguin 2007
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The World Through a Monocle: The New Yorker at Midcentury
by Mary F. Corey
Publisher: Harvard University Press 2000
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Today The New Yorker is one of a number of general-interest magazines published for a sophisticated audience, but in the post-World War II era the magazine occupied a niche of potent cultural authority. In The World through a Monocle, Mary Corey mines... >
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The WPA Guide to New York City
by William H Whyte
Publisher: New Press 1995
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This marvelous guide to New York was hailed by the New York Times in 1995 as one of the ten best books ever written about the city. Originally published in 1939 at the time of the World's Fair, the book was reviewed as "useful, broadly informative, and... >
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There Goes the 'hood: Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up
by Lance Freeman
Publisher: Temple University Press 2006
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Preview this book Preview this book Buy this book Temple University Press Amazon.com Barnes&Noble.com - $26.95 Books-A-Million BookSense.com Google Product Search Borrow this book Find this book in a library There Goes the 'Hood analyzes... >
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They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption
by Michael F. Armstrong
Publisher: Columbia Univ Press 2012
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Thieves of Book Row : New York’s Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Stopped It
by Travis McDade
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2013
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This Fine Piece Of Water: An Evironmental History Of Long Island Sound
by Tom Anderson
Publisher: Yale University Press 2002
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This lively and readable book traces the history of Long Island Sound and tells the stories of the scientists and citizens who have been working to restore and preserve it.
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This Gunner at His Piece: College Point & the Civil War
by James E. Haas
Publisher: Gateway Press 2002
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226 men with ties to the small village of College Point in Queens fought in the American Civl War. This book offers mini biographies of each along with a look at the town before, during and after the war. An excellent resource for genealogists, Civil War... >
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This Wicked World: The National Police Gazette, Richard K. Fox, and the Making of the Modern American Man, 1879-1906
by Guy Smedley Reel
Publisher: Ohio University 2003
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Thomas Paine: In Search of the Common Good
by Leo Zonneveld, Joyce Chumbley, eds.
Publisher: Spokesman Books 2009
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Tilting At Mills: Green Dreams, Dirty Dealings, And The Corporate Squeeze
by Lis Harris
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 2003
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It is New York City in 1992. Unaware of the heartbreak he will encounter, the veteran environmentalist Allen Hershkowitz proposes developing a major recycled-paper mill in the city. He's tired of being outgunned too often by industry lobbyists in... >
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Time and Again
by Jack Finney
Publisher: Touchstone Books 1995
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"Sleep. And when you awake everything you know of the twentieth century will be gone from your mind. Tonight is January 21, 1882. There are no such things as automobiles, no planes, computers, television. 'Nuclear' appears in no dictionary. You have... >
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Time and Space on the Lower East Side, 1980-2010
by Brian Rose
Publisher: Golden Section Publishers 2012
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In 1980, Brian Rose, in collaboration with Ed Fausty, photographed the Lower East Side of Manhattan with a 4x5 view camera. It was the neighborhood’s darkest, but most creative moment. While buildings crumbled and burned, artists and musicians came to... >
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Times Square Roulette: Remaking the City Icon
by Lynne Sagalyn
Publisher: MIT Press 2003
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The spectacularly successful transformation of Times Square has become a model for other cities. From its beginning as Longacre Square, Times Square's commercialism, signage, cultural diversity, and social tolerance have been deeply embedded in New York... >
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To Stand and Fight : The Struggle for Civil Rights in Postwar New York City
by Martha Biondi
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr 2003
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The story of the civil rights movement typically begins with the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 and culminates with the 1965 voting rights struggle in Selma. But as Martha Biondi shows, a grassroots struggle for racial equality in the urban North began a... >
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Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles over Schools, Unions, Race, and Democracy
by Richard D. Kahlenberg
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2007
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Albert Shanker lived the lives of several men bound into one. In his early years, he was the "George Washington of the teaching profession," helping to found modern teacher unionism. During the 1980s, as head of the American Federation of Teachers,... >
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Traders and Gentlefolk: The Livingstons of New York, 1675-1790
by Cynthia A. Kierner
Publisher: Cornell University Press 1992
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Traders and Gentlefolk: The Livingstons of New York, 1675-1790
by Cynthia A. Kierner
Publisher: Cornell University Press 1992
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Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
by David Von Drehle
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press 2003
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On March 25, 1911, as workers were getting ready to leave for the day, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village. Within minutes it spread to consume the building's upper three stories. Firemen at the scene were... >
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Triumph of Order: Democracy & Public Space in New York and London
by Lisa Keller
Publisher: Columbia Univ Press 2009
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In an effort to create a secure urban environment in which residents can work, live, and prosper with minimal disruption, New York and London established a network of laws, policing, and municipal government in the nineteenth century aimed at building... >
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Triumph of Order: Democracy and Public Space in New York and London
by Lisa Keller
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2009
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Tunneling to the Future: The Story of the Great Subway Expansion That Saved New York
by Peter Derrick
Publisher: New York University Press 2001
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Derrick (archivist, Bronx County Historical Society) tells the story of what was, at the time, the largest and most expensive single municipal project ever attempted<-->the 1913 expansion of the New York City Dual System of Rapid Transit. He considers... >
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Twenty Minutes in Manhattan
by Michael Sorkin
Publisher: Reaktion Books 2009
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The walk from my apartment in Greenwich Village to my studio in Tribeca takes about twenty minutes, depending upon the route and whether I stop for a coffee and the Times. Invariably, though, it begins with a trip down the stairs. And so sets out... >
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Twin Towers: The Life of New York City's Trade Center
by Angus Kre Gillespie
Publisher: New American Library 2002
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This is a unique history that covers the complete life of the Twin Towers: the sky-high hopes during their planning and construction, the years during which they stood at the pinnacle of the Manhattan skyline, their symbolic meaning to the city, the... >
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Under the Cope of Heaven
by Patricia U. Bonomi
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2003
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In this pathbreaking study, Patricia Bonomi argues that religion was as instrumental as either politics or the economy in shaping early American life and values. Looking at the middle and southern colonies as well as at Puritan New England, Bonomi finds... >
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Under the Sidewalks of New York: The Story of the Greatest Subway System in the World
by Brian J. Cudahy
Publisher: Fordham University Press 1995
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Since the first subway opened in 1904, the New York Subwa system and its trains have provided millions of New Yorkers with cheap, fast, and remarkably reliable transportation. The New York subway system lacks the electronic complexity of such modern... >
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Underneath New York
by Harry Granick
Publisher: Fordham University Press 1991
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This 1947 classic, the first book to describe the anatomy of a modern city, has been reissued with an up-to-date introduction. The fact that the text itself is dated (describing for example, the city's telegraph infrastructure) makes this book all the... >
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Unearthing Gotham: The Archaeology of New York City
by Anne-Marie Cantwell, Diana Dizerega Wall
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr 2003
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This prize-winning book looks at New York from a fascinating new perspective, an archaeological one. Describing the exciting discoveries of long lost worlds found beneath the modern metropolis, the authors present an absorbing narrative of the many... >
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Unexpected New York
by Sandy Miller
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group 2010
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This well-written and sumptuously illustrated book is filled with surprises that add texture and richness to life in the Big Apple. Wild peacocks, parrots, and raccoons rather than the Bronx Zoo; cricket, lawn bowling, surfboarding, and pistol shooting... >
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Unexpected New York: 87 discoveries in familiar places
by Chester Burger
Publisher: Goodwin Publishers, LLC 2007
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Stories and illustrations aboiut 87 familiar places in New York City -- with an unknown story about each. Examples: The original of the Lincoiln Memorial is in NYC; the stone thing in Washington is a copy. / A NYC house in which a President of the... >
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Unnatural Rebellion: Loyalists in New York City during the Revolution
by Ruma Chopra
Publisher: Book News 2011
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Chopra (history, San Jose Stae U.) recounts the complicated story of loyalists in New York City under British occupation during the Revolutionary War. He sets the scene of the multicultural, highly socio-politically heterogeneous metropolis of 1775;... >
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Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-class Reform in New York, 1870-1940
by Vanessa May
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2011
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Through an analysis of women's reform, domestic worker activism, and cultural values attached to public and private space, Vanessa May explains how and why domestic workers, the largest category of working women before 1940, were excluded from labor... >
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Urban Castles: Tenement Housing and Landlord Activism in New York City 1890-1943
by Jared N Day
Publisher: Columbia University Press 1999
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In the first comprehensive investigation of the role tenement landlords played in shaping the urban landscapes of today, Jared Day explores the unique case of New York City from the close of the nineteenth century through the World War II era.
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Villard: The Life and Times of an American Titan
by Alexandra Villard De Borchgrave, John Cullen
Publisher: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2001
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Buy this book Amazon.com Barnes&Noble.com Books-A-Million Borders IndieBound Google Product Search Borrow this book Find this book in a library In 1853, Henry Villard arrived in New York from Germany penniless and speaking not a word of... >
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Vinny Gorgeous: The Ugly Rise and Fall of A New York Mobster
by Anthony M. DeStefano
Publisher: Baker & Taylor 2013
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Voices from the Harlem Renaissance
by Nathan Irvi Huggins
Publisher: Oxford University Press 1995
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The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s symbolized black liberation and sophistication - the final shaking off of slavery from the minds, spirits, and characters of African Americans. It was a period when the African American came of age - when the "New... >
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Walking Manhattan's Rim: The Great Saunter
by Cy A. Adler
Publisher: Green Eagle Pr 2003
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Maps out and describes the Great Saunter and all the wonderful and sometimes hidden treasures to be found along the watery rim of the world's most fascinating and varied island. Each chapter includes a detailed map and description of the diverse... >
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Walt Whitman: A Life
by Justin Kaplan
Publisher: HarperCollins 2003
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Whitman's genius, passions, poetry, and androgynous sensibility entwined to create an exuberant life amid the turbulent American mid-nineteenth century. In vivid detail, Kaplan examines the mysterious selves of the enigmatic man who celebrated the... >
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War At Home: A Novel
by Nora Eisenberg
Publisher: Leapfrog Press ; Distributed in the U.S. by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution 2002
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Billed as a "memoir novel," this book by Bronx native Eisenberg is a tenderly written yet harrowing portrayal of a family's disintegration in the years after World War II. Lucy Lehman is just a child when her father returns from the war. According to... >
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Washington Irving: An American Original
by Brian Jay Jones
Publisher: Arcade Pub. 2008
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A portrait of the nineteenth-century diplomat and writer best known for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle evaluates his wild popularity, friendships with such contemporaries as Charles Dickens and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and determined... >
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Water for Gotham: A History
by Gerard T. Koeppel
Publisher: Princeton University Press 2001
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Water for Gothamtells the spirited story of New York's evolution as a great city by examining its struggle for that vital and basic element--clean water. Drawing on primary sources, personal narratives, and anecdotes, Gerard Koeppel demonstrates how... >
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Waterfront Revolts: New York And London Dockworkers, 1946-61
by Colin J Davis
Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2003
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During the decade that followed the end of World War II, American and English dockworkers undertook a series of militant revolts against their employers, their governments, and even their union leaderships. In this in-depth comparative study. Colin J.... >
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Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan
by Phillip Lopate
Publisher: Crown Publishers 2004
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Fusing history, lore, politics, culture, and on-site adventures, esteemed essayist and author Phillip Lopate takes us on an exuberant, affectionate, and eye-opening excursion around Manhattan’s shoreline. Waterfront captures the ever-changing character... >
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Waterworks: A Photographic Journey Through New York's Hidden Water System
by Stanley Greenberg
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press 2003
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The photographer/author captures sublime beauty in 43 duotone photographs of machinery, architecture, and natural features of New York City's water system, which delivers 1.3 billion gallons of water a day to 9 million people through a vast network of... >
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Waterworks: A Photographic Journey through New York's Hidden Water System
by Stanley Greenberg
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press 2003
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New York s water system is staggering it provides 1.3 billion gallons of water a day to over 9 million people from 200 square miles of watershed. its aqueducts, reservoirs, tunnels, gatehouses, and tanks have been continually under construction since the... >
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We Took The Streets: Fighting For Latino Rights With The Young Lords
by Miguel Melendez, Jose Torres
Publisher: St. Martin's Press 2003
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The Young Lords were one of the most provocative and controversial organizations to arise during the tumult of the late 1960s. Inspired by the wave of protest movements sweeping the country, and the world, as well as organizations like the Black... >
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We Used to Own the Bronx
by Eve Pell
Publisher: SUNY Press 2010
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We'll Take Manhattan: The Appropriation of Immigrant Space and the Transformation of Urban Geography in New York City, 1925
by Stephen Michael Kolman
Publisher: University of Wisconsin 2002
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We're Still Here: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of the South Bronx
by Jill Jonnes
Publisher: Bookthrift Co, 1986
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Wedding of the waters: the Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation
by Peter L. Be