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The Resource Gotham : a history of New York City to 1898, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace

Gotham : a history of New York City to 1898, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace

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Gotham : a history of New York City to 1898
Title
Gotham
Title remainder
a history of New York City to 1898
Statement of responsibility
Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In Gotham, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace have written an epic as vast and varied as the city it chronicles. Drawing on the work of hundreds of scholars who have reexamined New York's past, the authors weave together diverse histories - of sex and sewer systems, finance and architecture, immigration and politics, poetry and crime - into a single narrative tapestry that reads like a fast-paced novel. Readers will relive the tumultuous early years of New Amsterdam under the Dutch, the Indian wars and Peter Stuyvesant's autocratic regime, the English conquest, the rise of slave trading and slave revolts, the invasion and garrisoning of the city during the Revolution. They will watch New York blossom over the nineteenth century into the country's greatest port, leading manufacturing center, preeminent financial hub, corporate headquarters, and incubator of mass cultural innovations from vaudeville and baseball to Coney Island and the department store
  • But the real heroes and heroines of Gotham are New Yorkers themselves, and the authors provide mini-biographies of hundreds of individuals, ranging from the world famous to the virtually unknown. The interplay among New York's fiercely heterogeneous citizens was often abrasive, and Gotham recounts the way clashes between immigrants and old-timers, rich and poor, blacks and whites flamed into fierce street battles like the Civil War draft riots. But New Yorkers also forged connections and coalitionscreating multi-national picket lines, interracial reform movements, and multi-ethnic political tickets. Their fusions and collisions generated tremendous kinetic energy, cultural inventiveness, and a vision of unity-in-diversity that would become a distinctive contribution to world civilization
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, History, 1999.
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-2018
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Burrows, Edwin G.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.3
LC item number
.B95 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1942-
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Wallace, Mike
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  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
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Gotham : a history of New York City to 1898, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1263-1305) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lenape country and New Amsterdam to 1664 -- British New York (1664-1783) -- Mercantile Town (1783-1843) -- Industrial center and corporate command post (1880-1898) -- References -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgements -- Indexes
Control code
ocm37903500
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiv, 1383 pages
Isbn
9780195140491
Lccn
97039308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195116342
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)37903500
Label
Gotham : a history of New York City to 1898, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1263-1305) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lenape country and New Amsterdam to 1664 -- British New York (1664-1783) -- Mercantile Town (1783-1843) -- Industrial center and corporate command post (1880-1898) -- References -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgements -- Indexes
Control code
ocm37903500
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiv, 1383 pages
Isbn
9780195140491
Lccn
97039308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195116342
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)37903500

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