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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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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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Ain't Nothing like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment
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Publisher: Random House 2010
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Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment celebrates the seventy-five year history of the Apollo Theater, Harlem's landmark performing arts space and the iconic showplace for the best in jazz, blues, dance,... >
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alternative Histories New York Art Spaces, 1960 to 2010
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Publisher: MIT Press 2012
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This groundbreaking book--part exhibition catalogue, part culturalhistory--chronicles alternative art spaces in New York City since the 1960s. Developed from anexhibition of the same name at Exit Art, Alternative Histories documents morethan 130... >
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Amsterdam--New York Transatlantic Relations and Urban Identities Since 1653
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Publisher: Independent Publishing Group 2005
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This collection of essays deals with the political, commercial, religious, and intellectual relationship of the two leading cities on Manhattan Island during the early part of American history?Nieuw Amsterdam and New York City. It explores the... >
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Baked Apple?: Metropolitan New York in the Greenhouse
by Douglas Hill
Publisher: New York Academy of Sciences 1996
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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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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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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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The battlefields of Saratoga, New York, 1777
by Earl B. McElfresh
Publisher: McElfresh Map Co., LLC 1997
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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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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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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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The Beautiful Bronx: 1920-1950
by Lloyd Ultan
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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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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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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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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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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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The Black Jews of Harlem: Representation, Identity, and Race, 1920
by Roberta Gold
Publisher: American Quarterly 2003
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
by
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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The burghers of New Amsterdam and the freemen of New York, 1675-1866
by
Publisher: Reprint 2012
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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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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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The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York
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Publisher: 2010
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"New York holds a special place in America's national mythology as both the gateway to the USA and as a diverse, vibrant cultural center distinct from the rest of the nation. From the international atmosphere of the Dutch colony New Amsterdam, through... >
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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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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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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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The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day
by David Stravitz
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press 2002
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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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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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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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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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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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The City Observed: N.Y.
by Paul Goldberger
Publisher: Random House 1979
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Cooper-Hewitt Dynasty of New York
by Polly Guerin
Publisher: 2012
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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