skip to content
America's mayor : John V. Lindsay and the reinvention of New York Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

America's mayor : John V. Lindsay and the reinvention of New York

Author: Sam Roberts
Publisher: New York : Museum of the city of New York : Columbia University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"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 over a city at the vortex of the civil rights, antiwar, women's, and gay rights movements, a turbulent global economy, demographic upheaval defined by an influx of  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Named Person: John V Lindsay; John V Lindsay
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Roberts
ISBN: 9780231152600 9780231152617 0231152604 0231152612
OCLC Number: 529958025
Description: viii, 247 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
City in crisis I --
The making of the mayor --
Black and white --
Power to the rest of the people --
Crime and punishment --
Adventure playground --
The politics of change --
Lindsay and labor --
The physical city --
The second toughest job --
New York's great society --
City in crisis II --
The mayoral matchup.
Other Titles: John V. Lindsay and the reinvention of New York
Responsibility: edited by Sam Roberts.

Abstract:

"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 over a city at the vortex of the civil rights, antiwar, women's, and gay rights movements, a turbulent global economy, demographic upheaval defined by an influx of blacks and Puerto Ricans and an exodus of whites, and volatile local labor politics further fractured by race. He would revolutionize urban planning, hoping to make New York not just inhabitable but enjoyable--a celebration of itself-and he would attempt to overhaul the government's services and priorities. Some reforms succeeded. Others failed. While few have evaluated Lindsay's controversial legacy with the benefit of hindsight and within the context of national cultural upheaval, this book does just that."--Page 4 of cover.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/529958025> # America's mayor : John V. Lindsay and the reinvention of New York
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "529958025" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863944985#Place/new_york_n_y> ; # New York (N.Y.)
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/32906002> ; # John Vliet Lindsay
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863944985#Place/new_york_stad> ; # New York (stad)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863944985#Topic/social_conditions> ; # Social conditions
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863944985#Place/new_york_state_new_york> ; # New York (State)--New York.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863944985#Topic/politics_and_government> ; # Politics and government
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/974.71043092/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863944985#Event/since_1900> ; # Since 1900
    schema:alternateName "John V. Lindsay and the reinvention of New York" ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/98153728> ; # Sam Roberts
    schema:copyrightYear "2010" ;
    schema:datePublished "2010" ;
    schema:description "Introduction -- City in crisis I -- The making of the mayor -- Black and white -- Power to the rest of the people -- Crime and punishment -- Adventure playground -- The politics of change -- Lindsay and labor -- The physical city -- The second toughest job -- New York's great society -- City in crisis II -- The mayoral matchup."@en ;
    schema:description ""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 over a city at the vortex of the civil rights, antiwar, women's, and gay rights movements, a turbulent global economy, demographic upheaval defined by an influx of blacks and Puerto Ricans and an exodus of whites, and volatile local labor politics further fractured by race. He would revolutionize urban planning, hoping to make New York not just inhabitable but enjoyable--a celebration of itself-and he would attempt to overhaul the government's services and priorities. Some reforms succeeded. Others failed. While few have evaluated Lindsay's controversial legacy with the benefit of hindsight and within the context of national cultural upheaval, this book does just that."--Page 4 of cover."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/863944985> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "America's mayor : John V. Lindsay and the reinvention of New York"@en ;
    schema:productID "529958025" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/529958025#PublicationEvent/new_york_museum_of_the_city_of_new_york_columbia_university_press_2010> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863944985#Agent/museum_of_the_city_of_new_york> ; # Museum of the city of New York
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863944985#Agent/columbia_university_press> ; # Columbia University Press
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780231152617> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780231152600> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/529958025> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863944985#Agent/columbia_university_press> # Columbia University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Columbia University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863944985#Agent/museum_of_the_city_of_new_york> # Museum of the city of New York
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Museum of the city of New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863944985#Place/new_york_n_y> # New York (N.Y.)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York (N.Y.)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863944985#Place/new_york_stad> # New York (stad)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York (stad)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863944985#Place/new_york_state_new_york> # New York (State)--New York.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York (State)--New York." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863944985#Topic/politics_and_government> # Politics and government
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Politics and government"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863944985#Topic/social_conditions> # Social conditions
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Social conditions"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/32906002> # John Vliet Lindsay
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Lindsay" ;
    schema:givenName "John Vliet" ;
    schema:givenName "John V." ;
    schema:name "John Vliet Lindsay" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/98153728> # Sam Roberts
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1947" ;
    schema:familyName "Roberts" ;
    schema:givenName "Sam" ;
    schema:name "Sam Roberts" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780231152600>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:description "cloth : acid-free paper" ;
    schema:isbn "0231152604" ;
    schema:isbn "9780231152600" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780231152617>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:Paperback ;
    schema:isbn "0231152612" ;
    schema:isbn "9780231152617" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.