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Hot Time in the Old Town

The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt
Kohn, Edward P., 1968- (Book - 2010 )
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The 1896 New York heat wave that killed almost 1,500 people in ten oppressively hot days coincided with a pitched presidential contest between William McKinley and the upstart Democrat William Jennings Bryan, who arrived in New York City at the height of the catastrophe. As historian Edward P. Kohn shows, Bryan's hopes for the presidency began to flag amidst the abhorrent heat just as a bright young police commissioner named Theodore Roosevelt was scrambling to mitigate the dangerously high temperatures.
Authors: Kohn, Edward P. (Edward Parliament), 1968-
Statement of Responsibility: Edward P. Kohn
Title: Hot time in the old town
the great heat wave of 1896 and the making of Theodore Roosevelt
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, c2010
Characteristics: xv, 288 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Prologue: "The heated term"
Introduction: "Fighting for air"
"Cholera infantium"
"Slaughter Alley"
"Enemy's country"
"Inferno of brick and stone"
"Bryan spoke and his auditors fled"
"Some strange and pathetic scenes"
Conclusion: "A phenomenon"
Epilogue: "Hot time in the old town"
Postscript
Appendix A: Death certificates filed, August 4-17, 1895 and 1896
Appendix B: Who died : Manhattan, Tuesday, August 11
Summary: The 1896 New York heat wave that killed almost 1,500 people in ten oppressively hot days coincided with a pitched presidential contest between William McKinley and the upstart Democrat William Jennings Bryan, who arrived in New York City at the height of the catastrophe. As historian Edward P. Kohn shows, Bryan's hopes for the presidency began to flag amidst the abhorrent heat just as a bright young police commissioner named Theodore Roosevelt was scrambling to mitigate the dangerously high temperatures.
Subject Headings: New York (N.Y.) History 1865-1898 Heat waves (Meteorology) New York (State) New York History 19th century Heat waves (Meteorology) Social aspects New York (State) New York History 19th century Mortality New York (State) New York History 19th century New York (N.Y.) Environmental conditions New York (N.Y.) Social conditions 19th century Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925 New York (N.Y.) Biography
Topical Term: Heat waves (Meteorology)
Heat waves (Meteorology)
Mortality
LCCN: 2010006274
ISBN: 9780465013364
0465013368
Branch Call Number: 974.7104 K
Research Call Number: IRGC 11-3508
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