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The Long Island Sound : a history of its people, places, and environment

Author: Marilyn E Weigold
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1613, a Dutch fur ship went up in flames near Manhattan Island. The stranded crew quickly rigged a new craft, and before starting home across the Atlantic, test drove the rickety boat, aptly named the Restless, through the roaring waters of Hell Gate. Surviving the whirlpool, they stumbled onto the journey's first piece of good luck and one of the most stunning landscapes in North America: the Long Island  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn E Weigold
ISBN: 0814794009 9780814794005
OCLC Number: 54424959
Notes: Revised edition of: The American Mediterranean. 1974.
Description: ix, 267 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Discovery and settlement --
Revolution and war: 1775-1814 --
Steam comes to the Sound --
Railroads and resorts on the Sound: 1848-1900 --
Agriculture, fishing, whaling and industry --
The dawn of elegance: 1900-1919 --
The Great Gatsby and the roaring Twenties --
The bleak years: 1930-1945 --
Everyman's sea: the postwar period --
The ecology of the Sound: post-World War II through the early 1970s --
Bridging the Sound --
Second-guessing the future: a view from the 1970s --
Long Island Sound in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Marilyn E. Weigold.
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A history of the environment and communities on both shores of the Long Island Sound.  Read more...

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""This popular presentation will make interesting reading for those who treasure the endangered Long Island Sound."" * Choice * ""More than 40 photographs and illustrations capture the feel of the Read more...

 
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