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The new metropolis : New York City, 1840-1857

Author: Edward K Spann
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1981.
Series: Columbia history of urban life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the period of time during which New York City was transformed from a small, prosperous seaport into one of the world's greatest cities.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward K Spann
ISBN: 0231050844 9780231050845 0231050852 9780231050852
OCLC Number: 7247780
Description: xiii, 546 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Commercial New York2. Strangers and Citizens3. The Trouble with Government4. Poverty5. A Rich and Growing City6. Manhattan Sruvival Machine7. The Use of Urban Space8. Escape to Suburbia9. Wealth10. Progressive City-Wicked City11. The Age of Gold12. The Trouble with Politics13. Tammany's City14. Tyranny, Tammany, and the State15. Metropolis
Series Title: Columbia history of urban life.
Responsibility: Edward K. Spann.

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