A Short and Remarkable History of New York City
Tells the story of New York City and its people. Some 1,500 entries on a fast-paced timeline recount the history of the past five centuries of the city, from early Indian society to recent immigration trends. B&w photos and illustrations from the collections of the Museum of the City of New York show how New Yorkers behaved and misbehaved, what they wore, and how they built their windmills and subways. The author is a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Oxford University Press
NOW in its fifth Printing which includes the events of September 11, 2001.Selected by the American Association of University Presses as one of The Best of the Best from the University Presses.(2000)
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A Short and Remarkable History of New York City takes the form of an annotated timeline with illustrations from the Museum of the City of New York. Great for history buffs or students studying a specific decade or time period in Gotham’s 400 year history.
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