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The Epic Of New York City

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Author: Edward Robb Ellis
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: 9780786714360
Size: 64.32 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 640
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Book Description: The author of A Nation in Torment and Echoes of Distant Thunder offers one of the best single-volume guides to New York ever published, eloquently capturing the history, pace, culture, and tone of the city. Reprint.


The Odyssey Of A Southerner

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Author: Leonne M. Hudson
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 64.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Generals
Languages : en
Pages : 244
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Book Description: The Odyssey of a Southerner, an interpretive biography of Gustavus Woodson Smith, takes a look at a life that spanned almost seventy-five years of the 19th century. The focus of this book lies in Smith's activity in the Civil War. Jefferson Davis's commission of Smith as a major general called attention to the problems of the Confederate system of appointments which made a sick man of unproven competence the second in command of the Confederate Army of the Potomac. Hudson uses a wide variety of sources including manuscript collections, government documents, official records, and newspapers to recreate the life of Smith.


Patriots Loyalists And Revolution In New York City 1775 1776

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Author: William McEnery Offutt
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
Size: 79.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 193
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Book Description: Part of the Reacting to the Past series, Patriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City, 1775-76 draws students into the political and social chaos of a revolutionary New York City, where Patriot and Loyalist forces argued and fought for advantage among a divided populace. Students engage with the ideological foundations of revolution and government through close readings of Locke, Paine, and other contemporary arguments. Each student's ultimate victory goal is to have his/her side in control of New York City at the end of 1776 (not as of the end of the Revolution, when all know who won), as well as to achieve certain individual goals (e.g., slaves can attain freedom, propertied women can be granted voting rights, laborers can make deals for land). Winning requires the ability to master the high politics arguments for and against revolution as well as the low political skills of logrolling, bribery, and threatened force. Military force often determines the winner, much to the surprise of the students who concentrated merely on internal game politics.


The Epic Of American Industry

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Author: James Blaine Walker
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 55.19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : United States
Languages : en
Pages : 513
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The Restless City

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Author: Joanne Reitano
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136964428
Size: 20.70 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 348
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Book Description: The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present is a short, lively history of the world’s most exciting and diverse metropolis. It shows how New York’s perpetual struggles for power, wealth, and status exemplify the vigor, creativity, resilience, and influence of the nation’s premier urban center. The updated second edition includes nineteen images and brings the story right up through the mayoral election of 2009. In these pages are the stories of a broad cross-section of people and events that shaped the city, including mayors and moguls, women and workers, and policemen and poets. Joanne Reitano shows how New York has invigorated the American dream by confronting the fundamental economic, political, and social challenges that face every city. Energized by change, enriched by immigrants, and enlivened by provocative leaders, New York City’s restlessness has always been its greatest asset.


Poverty In New York 1783 1825

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Author: Raymond A. Mohl
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press
ISBN:
Size: 38.62 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : New York (N.Y.)
Languages : en
Pages : 318
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Book Description: "From colonial times on, most immigrants arrived poor and stayed poor, although their families might advance substantially over several generations. In this new work Professor Mohl takes a look at New York immediately after the revolution, when the city was struggling with heavy immigration, rapid urbanization, and the beginning of industrialism ... Pauperism, in this transitional era, was almost endemic, and the city's attempts to deal with it then were embryonic of today's methods ... From a variety of original sources--almshouse records, newspaper accounts, state and local poor laws, and the minutes of philanthropic organizations--the author is able to bring into view, in very humane terms, the underside of existence in preindustrial New York."--Publisher.