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3 edition of Friends of the City of New York in the Nineteenth Century found in the catalog.

Friends of the City of New York in the Nineteenth Century

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Published by Priv. print. .
Written in English


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Chock full of well-documented accounts as any real history book should be, I found myself recounting the wild stories from its pages to my coworkers. They were equally amazed (and in some cases, appalled), at what went on here in the 19th century. This is a must-read book on New York.   Jacob Riis, an immigrant from Denmark, became a journalist in New York City in the late 19th century and devoted himself to documenting the plight of working people and the very poor. His work, especially in his landmark book How the Other Half Lives, had an enormous impact on American society.

The New York Nineteenth Century Society unites historians, scholars, artists, philosophers, dreamers, and impresarios inspired by the 19th century. Members volunteer their time and talents to promote the study and understanding of life in 19th-century New York City and the surrounding area through participatory workshops, lectures, exhibitions. Book Review of Black Gotham: A Family History Of African-Americans In Nineteenth Century New York City: the Nonfiction, Hardcover by Carla L. Peterson (Yale University Press, ) African American Literature Book Club Celebrating Our Literary Legacy Since — Black Literature is for Everyone African American Literature Book Club.

Today, the rich and distinguished summer in the Hamptons. In the mids, they summered on the Upper West Side. The “delightful palazzo” above was the summer mansion of Dr. Valentine Mott, the most prominent physician in 19th century New York—a pioneer of heart surgery who at the age of 75 helped Civil War battlefield hospitals implement anesthesia. Get this from a library! Eccentric nation: Irish performance in nineteenth-century New York City. [Stephen A Rohs] -- The book takes as its point of departure the notion that a nation's music and performance culture was, in the nineteenth century, conceived of as the voice of its people. From ballads to parades to.


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wood, William H. S., Friends of the city of New York in the nineteenth century. New York: Priv. Print., Two interesting items: The author's article in "New York Archives" A letter regarding foundlings in The Riverdale Press In the nineteenth century, foundlings--children abandoned by their desperately poor, typically unmarried mothers, usually shortly after birth--were commonplace in European society.

There were asylums in every major city to house abandoned babies, and writer/5(8). The thirty fascinating images in this book of postcards document the city’s life and expansion during the nineteenth century. All are from the collections of the Museum of the City of New York, and from New York A Visual History of America’s Greatest City, with Images from the Museum of the City of New York, by John Thorn (Philadelphia.

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The history of New York City (–) started with the inauguration in of Fernando Wood as the first mayor from Tammany Hall, an institution that dominated the city throughout this s led to the New York City Police Riot of June There was chaos during the American Civil War, with major rioting in the New York Draft Gilded Age brought about prosperity for.

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‘How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York’ () by Jacob Riis is considered on the first photojournalistic book published in the United States.

City of the Century is a wonderfully written history of the development and trials and tribulations of nineteenth century Chicago. The good - the bad - and the ugly. The story is captivating and I found it hard to put it down.

Note: after my 1st read, I bought copies for my brothers and grandchildren and they too love this s: “Though [New Yorkers] live by the sea, they take vacations to go somewhere else to be by the sea.

Of the many odd things about New Yorkers, there is this: How is it that people living in the world’s greatest port, a city with no neighborhood that is far from a waterfront, a city whose location was chosen because of the sea, where the great cargo ships and tankers, mighty little tugs.

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Historians have long assumed that immigration to the United States was free from regulation until anti-Asian racism on the West Coast triggered the introduction of federal laws to restrict Chinese immigration in the s.

Studies of European immigration and government control on the East Coast have, meanwhile, focused on Ellis Island, which opened in   The earliest known photos of 19th Century American brothel life (main, inset) are revealed in a new book after its author discovered secret images taken by a.

The Best New York City Novels by Neighborhood by Nancy Aravecz, Jefferson Market Library Aug New York City has an awful lot going for it. Three of its most remarkable features are its amazing landmarks and cultural institutions, the diversity of its neighborhoods, and, of course, the flourishing literary communities in these.

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On December 3,the New York City Police arrested people for violating the represented the interest of the labor unions According to Marxist historians, in conflicts during the 19th century between strikers and businesses, the police.

A groundbreaking history of elite black New Yorkers in the nineteenth century, seen through the lens of the author's ancestors Part detective tale, part social and cultural narrative, Black Gotham is Carla Peterson's riveting account of her quest to reconstruct the lives of her nineteenth-century ancestors.

As she shares their stories and those of their friends, neighbors, and business Reviews:. The arrangement resulted in the publication of Springs and Wells of Manhattan and the Bronx: New York City at the End of the Nineteenth Century.

James Reuel Smith. Unidentified man drinking from the spring at E. 63rd Street, Central Park, feet west of Fifth Avenue, New York City. Octo   Evidently, throughout the nineteenth century, the number of people in New York City worth knowing was capped at —the hard part was figuring out which ones.

Set in the city during the nineteenth century, THE PARTING GLASS is the perfect upstairs/downstairs story, mixed with a little romance and mystery. Mary, a lady maid obsessed with her wealthy socialite mistress, Charlotte, has a secret past.