New York City: A Short History

Author: George J. Lankevich
Publisher: New York University Press
Category: History Of The Americas, Social & Cultural History
Book Format: Paperback

From its origins as a primitive Dutch outpost to the sprawling urban complex it is today, the defining characteristic of New York has been constant, dramatic, and rapid change.

Formerly published as An American Metropolis, this new edition features a new preface in which Lankevich discusses the impact of the events of September 11 on the city, as well as an updated final chapter on the Giuliani administration. By understanding the history of New York, we obtain a vital sense of what America was, is, and can become.

Table Of Contents
1. New Amsterdam Becomes New York 2. An English Town Becomes an American City 3. National Capital City 4. Building a Modern City 5. The Age of the Bosses 6. America's First Metropolis 7. Governing the World's Greatest City 8. The La Guardia Era 9. The Long Slide 10. Disaster and Rebirth 11. Contemporary New York
About George J. Lankevich
George J. Lankevich has written more than thirty books, has contributed many articles to The Encyclopedia of New York City, and is the author of Postcards from Times Square, Postcards from Manhattan, and New York City: A Short History (NYU Press). Professor emeritus of history at Bronx Community College, he lives in Manhasset, New York.


SKU BK-9780814751862
Barcode # 9780814751862
Brand New York University Press
Artist / Author George J. Lankevich
Shipping Weight 0.4300kg
Shipping Width 0.151m
Shipping Height 0.019m
Shipping Length 0.230m

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