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Greater Gotham Table of Conference

Greater Gotham

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

VANTAGE POINTS

PART ONE: CONSOLIDATIONS AND CONTRADICTIONS

1. MERGERS

2. ACQUISITIONS

3. CONSOLIDATION

4. WALL STREET

5. CRITICS AND CRISIS
a. Muckrakers
b. Teddy
c. Panic of 1907
d. Other People’s Money

6. WHO RULES NEW YORK?
a. Bosses and Businessmen
b. Radicals and Regulators
c. Experts

PART TWO: CONSTRUCTION AND CONNECTION

7. SKY BOOM
a. Skyline
b. Why Skies?
c. Builders, Engineers, Financiers
d. Too Small?
e. City Beauticians
f. Too Tall!
g. Zoning

8. ARTERIES
a. Trains and Tunnels
b. Boats and Docks
c. Immigration Island
d. Moving Freight
e. Water
f. Power
g. Food In
h. Garbage Out

9. LIGAMENTS
a. Bridges
b. Els, Cables, Trolleys
c. Planning the Subway
d. Building the System
e. Expanding the System
f. The Automobiling Class

10. HOUSING
a. Old Law, New Law
b. Model Homes
c. A Municipal Role?
d. Fighting Congestion
e. Working Class Neighborhoods:
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens
f. The Bronx: Instant City
g. Housing the Middle Class: Brooklyn, Queens
h. Apartment Living in Manhattan
i. Housing Styles of the Rich and Famous
j. Summer Homes

11. INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL CITY
a. Factory Town
b. Touring the Industrial City
c. The City of Commerce
d. Department Stores
e. Commerce v. Industry

PART THREE: CULTURES

12. ACROPOLI
a. Consolidating Culture
b. Art by the Cartload
c. Fossil Philanthropy
d. The Bronx Zoo
e. Wielding the Past
f. Universities
g. Libraries
h. Opera
i. Symphony
j. The New Theater

13. SHOW BIZ
a. Times Square
b. Broadway
c. Vaudeville
d. Of Rats and Actors
e. Tin Pan Alley
f. Movies
g. Night Life
h. Coney Island

14. POPULAR CULTURES
a. Staging Ethnicity
b. Ragtime
c. Chorus Line
d. Everybody’s Doin’ It

15. SEEING NEW YORK

 

PART FOUR: CONFRONTATIONS

16. PROGRESSIVES
a. The Age of Reform
b. Settlements and Social Gospelers
c. Child Labor
d. Women’s Work
e. Poverty Wars
f. Health
g. Schools
h. A Bully Moose

17. REPRESSIVES
a. Gangs of New York
b. Cops and Robbers
c. Vice and Vigilantes
d. Prostitution
e. Gambling
f. Drink
g. Drugs

18. UNION TOWN
a. Labor Day
b. Builders and Printers
c. Bang the Bell, Jack, I’m on Board
d. Open Shop Warriors
e. Let’s Make a Deal
f. Hardball
g. Italians
h. Jews

19. RADICALS
a. Jewish Radicals
b. Italian Sovversivi
c. Uprising in the Needle Trades
d. Triangle and Tammany
e. Wobblies and Socialists
f. Army of the Unemployed

20. BENDING GENDER
a. Gorky
b. New Women
c. Backlash
d. It Takes a Village
e. Counterculture
f. Feminists
g. Fairies
h. Birth Control
i. Suffragists and Suffragettes

21. BLACK METROPOLIS
a. Riot
b. Hejira
c. Caribbean Connection
d. Jim Crow Housing
e. Jim Crow Jobs
f. Jim Crow Culture
g. Black Progressives
h. Civil Rights
i. Harlem
j. New Negroes

22. INSURGENT ART
a. Art Rebels
b. Ash Can Realists
c. Modernists’ Metropolis
d. Armory Show
e. Dreiser
f. Wharton
g. Dreams and Nightmares of Greater New York

PART FIVE: WARS

23. OVER THERE?
a. Panic and Paralysis
b. Recession
c. A Prosperous Neutrality
d. Cat’s Away
e. Be Prepared!
f. Peace Now!
g. Hyphens
h. Be American!
i. In Uno, Plures
j. And the War Came

24. OVER HERE
a. Johnny Get Your Gun
b. Resistance and Repression
c. Electoral Showdowns
d. Into the Trenches
e. The Germs of August
f. The Potomac and the Hudson
g. New York 1919
h. New World Order
i. Endings and Beginnings