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The historical atlas of New York City : a visual celebration of 400 years of New York City's history

Author: Eric Homberger
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updated [ed.]View all editions and formats
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The Historical Atlas of New York City, second edition, takes us, neighborhood by neighborhood, through four hundred years of Gotham's rich past, describing such crucial events as the city's initial settlement of 270 people in thirty log houses; John Jacob Astor's meteoric rise from humble fur trader to the richest, most powerful man in the city; and the fascinating ethnic mixture that is modern Queens. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Maps
Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Atlas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Homberger
ISBN: 0805078428 9780805078428
OCLC Number: 62173888
Notes: "An Owl book."
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Hilly Island --
Dutch New Amsterdam 1610-1664 --
British New York 1664-1783 --
Rebuilding the city 1783-1825 --
The age of "go ahead" 1825-1860 --
"New York will be alive ..." 1860-1898 --
Greater New York 1898-1945 --
Cultural capital 1945-2004.
Responsibility: Eric Homberger.

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The Historical Atlas of New York City, second edition, takes us, neighborhood by neighborhood, through four hundred years of Gotham's rich past, describing such crucial events as the city's initial settlement of 270 people in thirty log houses; John Jacob Astor's meteoric rise from humble fur trader to the richest, most powerful man in the city; and the fascinating ethnic mixture that is modern Queens. The full-color maps, charts, photographs, drawings, and mini-essays of this encyclopedic volume also trace the historical development and cultural relevance of such iconic New York thoroughfares as Fifth Avenue, Wall Street, Park Avenue, and Broadway. This thoroughly updated edition brings the Atlas up to the present, including three all-new two-page spreads on Rudolph Giuliani's New York, the revival of Forty-second Street, and the rebuilding of Ground Zero. A fascinating chronicle of the life of a metropolis, the handsome second edition of The Historical Atlas of New York City provides a vivid and unique perspective on the nation's cultural capital.

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