the restless city a short history of new york from colonial times to the present

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The Restless City

Author : Joanne Reitano
ISBN : 9781134810482
Genre : History
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The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present is a brief, insightful and lively history of the peoples, events and interactions that have formed New York City. Weaving together the shifting currents of economic, political, social, and cultural life, Joanne Reitano shows how New York has acted both as an indicator and a driver of the American experience in its negotiation of evolving urban challenges. The third edition of The Restless City has been updated to include new material on early settler/Native American interactions, and to be more fully inclusive of the outer boroughs of New York. Each chapter features at least two primary sources accompanied by discussion questions for students. Authoritative and comprehensive, The Restless City remains a superior resource for students and scholars interested in the rich history of the nation’s premier urban center.

The Restless City Reader

Author : Joanne R. Reitano
ISBN : 041580227X
Genre : History
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From Peter Stuyvesant to Mayor Bloomberg, New York Cityâe(tm)s history is full of vibrant characters, riveting events, and fascinating controversies that reflect shifting economic, political, social, and cultural currents within New Yorkâe(tm)s long history. The Restless City Reader: A New York City Sourcebook uses primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives to illuminate the issues that have affected the city and its people. The Restless City Reader can be used alone or with The Restless City, a short narrative history of New York from colonial times to the present. With a helpful introduction and document head notes, as well as study questions and suggestions for further inquiry, The Restless City Reader is a short, engaging, usable collection of sources for students, professors, and anyone interested in the city âe" its dreams, its challenges, its voices.

Capital City

Author : Thomas Kessner
ISBN : 0743257537
Genre : Business & Economics
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Describes the emergence of post-Civil War New York City, as it evolved from a port city to metropolis via the birth of capitalism, and how such moguls as Rockefeller, Carnegie, and J. P. Morgan helped define the foundation of twentieth-century financial institutions. By the author of Fiorello H. LaGuardia and the Making of Modern New York. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

New York State Peoples Places And Priorities

Author : Joanne Reitano
ISBN : 9781136700040
Genre : History
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The state of New York is virtually a nation unto itself. Long one of the most populous states and home of the country’s most dynamic city, New York is geographically strategic, economically prominent, socially diverse, culturally innovative, and politically influential. These characteristics have made New York distinctive in our nation’s history. In New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities, Joanne Reitano brings the history of this great state alive for readers. Clear and accessible, the book features: Primary documents and illustrations in each chapter, encouraging engagement with historical sources and issues Timelines for every chapter, along with lists of recommended reading and websites Themes of labor, liberty, lifestyles, land, and leadership running throughout the text Coverage from the colonial period up through the present day, including the Great Recession and Andrew Cuomo’s governorship Highly readable and up-to-date, New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities is a vital resource for anyone studying, teaching, or just interested in the history of the Empire State.

Infants Of The Spring

Author : Wallace Thurman
ISBN : 9780486316215
Genre : Fiction
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Minor classic of the Harlem Renaissance centers on the larger-than-life inhabitants of an uptown apartment building. The rollicking satire's characters include stand-ins for Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Alain Locke.

A Black Patriot And A White Priest

Author : Stephen J. Ochs
ISBN : 0807131571
Genre : History
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Stephen J. Ochs chronicles the intersecting lives of the first black military Civil War hero, Captain André Cailloux of the 1st Louisiana Native Guards, and the lone Catholic clerical voice of abolition in New Orleans, the Reverend Claude Paschal Maistre. Their paths converged in July 1863, when Maistre, in defiance of his archbishop, officiated at a large public military funeral for Cailloux, who had perished while courageously leading a doomed charge against the Confederate bastion of Port Hudson. The story of how Cailloux and Maistre arrived at that day and what happened as a consequence provides a prism through which to view the black military experience and the complex interplay of slavery, race, radicalism, and religion during American democracy's most violent upheaval.


Author : Howard B. Rock
ISBN : 0231106246
Genre : History
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Black-and-white photographs and drawings from various eras depict the history, culture, and changes of New York City.

Mobilizing New York

Author : Tamar W. Carroll
ISBN : 9781469619897
Genre : Social Science
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Examining three interconnected case studies, Tamar Carroll powerfully demonstrates the ability of grassroots community activism to bridge racial and cultural differences and effect social change. Drawing on a rich array of oral histories, archival records, newspapers, films, and photographs from post–World War II New York City, Carroll shows how poor people transformed the antipoverty organization Mobilization for Youth and shaped the subsequent War on Poverty. Highlighting the little-known National Congress of Neighborhood Women, she reveals the significant participation of working-class white ethnic women and women of color in New York City's feminist activism. Finally, Carroll traces the partnership between the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) and Women's Health Action Mobilization (WHAM!), showing how gay men and feminists collaborated to create a supportive community for those affected by the AIDS epidemic, to improve health care, and to oppose homophobia and misogyny during the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s. Carroll contends that social policies that encourage the political mobilization of marginalized groups and foster coalitions across identity differences are the most effective means of solving social problems and realizing democracy.

Walking New York

Author : Stephen Miller
ISBN : 9780823263158
Genre : History
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Walking New York is an idiosyncratic guidebook to New York a study of twelve American writers who walked in New York and wrote about their impressions of the city in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. New York has always been a magnet city for writers. Alfred Kazin says New York may very well be the biggest subject for American literature in our century. Many authors who lived in New York, however, did not write about it from the perspective of a walker for example, Edith Wharton. The writers the author discusses did what Whitman said he did: MANHATTAN'S streets I saunter'd pondering. They could be called restless analysts to use a phrase that Henry James applied to himself. Their view of the city cannot be summed up in a phrase or two. Though they often disliked what they saw on their walks, they were fascinated by a city William Dean Howells called splendidly and sordidly commercial. Several writers ruminate on questions that still are debated: the pros and cons of capitalism, the impact of immigration. Many imply that New York is a bewildering text that is hard to make sense of. Returning to New York after an absence of two decades, James was agreeably baffled by the city. James loathed many things about bristling New York, but he found the city far more interesting than Boston or Philadelphia. The author reflects on Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, William Dean Howells, Jacob Riis, Henry James, Stephen Crane, Theodore Dreiser, James Weldon Johnson, Alfred Kazin, Elizabeth Hardwick, Colson Whitehead, and Teju Cole. In The Daydreamers, Robert Pinsky says, All day all over the city every person/Wanders a different city. . . . Each writer in Walking New York wanders a different city.

Family Poverty And Homelessness In New York City

Author : Ralph da Costa Nunez
ISBN : 1137520299
Genre : Social Science
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In Family Poverty and Homelessness in New York City , Nunez and Sribnick explore the world of New York's poor children and families, from the era of European settlements to the present day. The book examines successes and failures of past efforts, providing historical context often lacking in contemporary policy debates.

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