The Historical Atlas of New York City Third Edition

With full-color maps, charts, photographs, drawings, and mini-essays, this encyclopedic volume also traces the historical development and cultural relevance of such iconic New York thoroughfares as Fifth Avenue, Wall Street, Park Avenue, ...

The Historical Atlas of New York City  Third Edition

Author: Eric Homberger

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250098061

Page: 192

View: 128

Now in its third edition, The Historical Atlas of New York City, takes us, neighborhood by neighborhood, through four hundred years of Gotham's rich past, from the city's initial settlement of 270 people in thirty log houses; to John Jacob Astor's meteoric rise from humble fur trader to the richest, most powerful man in the city; the fascinating ethnic mixture that is modern Queens; and the new "Freedom Tower" at One World Trade Center. With full-color maps, charts, photographs, drawings, and mini-essays, this encyclopedic volume also traces the historical development and cultural relevance of such iconic New York thoroughfares as Fifth Avenue, Wall Street, Park Avenue, and Broadway. This fully revised and updated edition brings the Atlas up to the present, including new spreads of the One World Trade Center site. A fascinating chronicle of the life of a metropolis, the striking third edition of The Historical Atlas of New York City provides a vivid and unique perspective on the nation's cultural capital.

Historical Atlas of the United States

Haywood, John, The Historical Atlas of the Vikings, Penguin Books Limited,
London, 1995. Henri, Florette, Black Migration: The Movement North 1900-1920,
Garden City, New York, 1976. Henwood, Doug., The State of the USA Atlas,
Penguin ...

Historical Atlas of the United States

Author: Mark C. Carnes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113660023X

Page: 240

View: 833

Designed for all libraries, this large-format, full-color atlas is an authoritative guide to the history of the United States. From the formation of the continent up through current events and information based on the most recent census, this work uses the geography of the United States to portray the history of the land and its people. The 300-plus maps tell the engaging story of America with detailed, clear information; accompanying text highlights key information presented in each map. An indispensable tool for students and educators alike, the Historical Atlas of the United States is destined to become a classic in the field.

Historical Atlas of the United States

Haywood, John, The Historical Atlas of the Vikings, Penguin Books Limited,
London, 1995. Henri, Florette, Black Migration: The Movement North 1900-1920,
Garden City, New York, 1976. Henwood, Doug., The State of the USA Atlas,
Penguin ...

Historical Atlas of the United States

Author: Mark Christopher Carnes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415941113

Page: 304

View: 949

Maps trace the development of the United States, showing environmental, political, social, and economic change.

The Historical Atlas of the American Revolution

The Politics and Diplomacy of the Undeclared War with France , 1797 – 1801 ,
Charles Scribner & Sons , New York ... E . , The Historical Atlas of New York City ,
Henry Holt , New York , 1994 Kupperman , K . O . , Major Problems in American ...

The Historical Atlas of the American Revolution

Author: Ian Barnes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415922432

Page: 223

View: 442

A chronology of American history from colonial settlement to 1820 emphasizes battles, significant individuals, and milestones during the Revolutionary War.

Civic Realism

M. Peter G. Rowe, ed., Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetli: Buildings for Cities (
New York: Rizzoli, 1989), 142. M. K. Michael Hays, ed.. Unprecedented ... Eric
Homberger, The Historical Atlas of New York City (New York: Swanston
Publishing ...

Civic Realism

Author: Peter G. Rowe

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262681056

Page: 255

View: 167

Topics covered in the book include the role of the state and civil society in the construction of civic spaces, aesthetic and architectural dimensions of realism, individual and collective uses of urban space, and how civic places constitute as well as represent the civic aspects of our lives. The examples, mostly from the modern period, include recent public spaces in Barcelona, several of the Grand Projects in Paris, neorealist projects in postwar Rome, contemporary transformations of the Manhattan grid, and Plecnik's water axis in prewar Ljubljana.

The Restless City

Because so many people find New York City history so fascinating, there is a
wealth of books, documents, articles, and ... The Historical Atlas of New York City:
A Visual Celebration of Nearly 400 Years of New York City's History (New York: ...

The Restless City

Author: Joanne Reitano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136964428

Page: 348

View: 503

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.

The New Americans

63 Eric Homberger, The Historical Atlas of New York City (New York: Henry Holt
and Company, 1994), 132. 64 Sachar, A History of the Jews in America, 196–200
. 65 Binder and Reimers, All the Nations Under Heaven, 120– 121; Sorin, ...

The New Americans

Author: Michael Barone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596987278

Page: 340

View: 117

Many Americans feel swamped by immigrants with alien cultures, languages, and customs apparently flooding into our country.

Janet and Jackie

Homberger, Eric. The Historical Atlas of New York City: A Visual Celebration of
Nearly 400 Years of New York City's History. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1994
. “Hospital Site Sold in $7,000,000 Deal,” The New York Times, April 9, 1927.

Janet and Jackie

Author: Jan Pottker

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466852305

Page: 320

View: 694

Despite hundreds of books and thousands of articles on Jackie Kennedy, surprisingly little is known about her mother's role in her life and achievements. Often dismissed as a social climber who faded into the woodwork after she divorced Jackie's father-the dashing, disreputable "Black Jack" Bouvier-and married the rich Hugh D. Auchincloss, Janet not only played a pivotal part in Jackie's own wedding to JFK, but often served as a stand-in for Jackie during the White House years, and helped her cope with John and Caroline after the assassination. The only book to explore this fascinating mother-daughter relationship, Janet & Jackie is filled with stories that shed new light on the personal life of an American icon.

Island of Vice

A Fight for the City: The Story of a Campaign of Amateurs. New York: 1903.
Hofstadter, Richard. The Age of Reform. New York: 1955. Hole, Reynolds S. A
Little Tour in America. London: 1895. Homberger, Eric. The Historical Atlas of
New York ...

Island of Vice

Author: Richard Zacks

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385534027

Page: 368

View: 943

A ROLLICKING NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S EMBATTLED TENURE AS POLICE COMMISSIONER OF CORRUPT, PLEASURE-LOVING NEW YORK CITY IN THE 1880s, AND HIS DOOMED MISSION TO WIPE OUT VICE In the 1890s, New York City was America’s financial, manufacturing, and entertainment capital, and also its preferred destination for sin, teeming with 40,000 prostitutes, glittering casinos, and all-night dives packed onto the island’s two dozen square miles. Police captains took hefty bribes to see nothing while reformers writhed in frustration. In Island of Vice, bestselling author Richard Zacks paints a vivid picture of the lewd underbelly of 1890s New York, and of Theodore Roosevelt, the cocksure crusading police commissioner who resolved to clean up the bustling metropolis, where the silk top hats of Wall Street bobbed past teenage prostitutes trawling Broadway. Writing with great wit and zest, Zacks explores how Roosevelt went head-to-head with corrupt Tammany Hall, took midnight rambles with muckraker Jacob Riis, banned barroom drinking on Sundays, and tried to convince 2 million New Yorkers to enjoy wholesome family fun. In doing so, Teddy made a ruthless enemy of police captain “Big Bill” Devery, who grew up in the Irish slums and never tired of fighting “tin soldier” reformers. Roosevelt saw his mission as a battle of good versus evil; Devery saw prudery standing in the way of fun and profit. When righteous Roosevelt’s vice crackdown started to succeed all too well, many of his own supporters began to turn on him. Cynical newspapermen mocked his quixotic quest, his own political party abandoned him, and Roosevelt discovered that New York loves its sin more than its salvation. Zacks’s meticulous research and wonderful sense of narrative verve bring this disparate cast of both pious and bawdy New Yorkers to life. With cameos by Stephen Crane, J. P. Morgan, and Joseph Pulitzer, plus a horde of very angry cops, Island of Vice is an unforgettable portrait of turn-of-the-century New York in all its seedy glory, and a brilliant portrayal of the energetic, confident, and zealous Roosevelt, one of America’s most colorful public figures.

The Family Tree Historical Atlas of American Cities

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The Family Tree Historical Atlas of American Cities

Author: Allison Dolan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440350655

Page: 224

View: 736

Journey to the big city! Explore your ancestors' hometowns! This book guides you through American history by looking at the United States' sixteen most populous and historically influential cities, such as New York, Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Baltimore. Each section features beautiful, full-color maps published at crucial points in each city's history, tracing its growth and development from its founding to the early 1900s. Use the maps to find your ancestor's home, trace your ancestor's walk to work, and identify the streets and buildings from your ancestor's everyday life. Delve further into the past with a quick-reference timeline of key dates from each city's history. You’ll also discover easy genealogy research tips for finding local birth, marriage, and death records; federal and state censuses; and city directories. The book features: • More than 130 full-color historical maps of sixteen important cities, including New York, Houston, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles • Timelines highlighting the most important moments in each city's history • Lists of city-specific genealogy websites and resources for records that will help you discover your family history • An index with instructions on viewing online versions of each map, allowing you to zoom in for more detail or use them with programs like Google Earth Whether your family hails from the streets of Brooklyn or the hills of San Francisco, this atlas--designed especially for genealogists--will help you better understand your city-dwelling ancestors.

The Beautiful Cigar Girl

New York: Haskell House, 1970. Homberger, Eric. The Historical Atlas of New
York City. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1994. Hone, Philip. The Diary of Philip
Hone, 1828–1851. (2 vols.) Ed. Alan Nevins. New York: Dodd Mead & Co., 1927.

The Beautiful Cigar Girl

Author: Daniel Stashower

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440620482

Page: 400

View: 549

On July 28, 1841, the body of Mary Rogers, a twenty-year-old cigar girl, was found floating in the Hudson-and New York's unregulated police force proved incapable of solving the crime. One year later, a struggling writer named Edgar Allan Poe decided to take on the case-and sent his fictional detective, C. Auguste Dupin, to solve the baffling murder of Mary Rogers in "The Mystery of Marie Rog t."


A Year With New York's Most Unwanted Inhabitants Robert Sullivan ... I also read
The Historical Atlas of New York City, by Eric Homberger, and I looked at scores
of maps of the Edens Alley neighborhood in the Map Division of the New York ...


Author: Robert Sullivan

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847087884

Page: 256

View: 878

Surprisingly funny and compulsively readable, Rats is an unlikely account of a year spent in a garbage-strewn alley in lower Manhattan. Sullivan spends the year with a notebook and night-vision goggles, hunting for fabled rat-kings, trapping a rat of his own, and trying (and failing) to conquer his own fear of rats. He meets the exterminators, garbage men and civic activists who play their part in the centuries-old war between human city-dweller and wild city rat. He travels to a bizarre Midwestern conference on rats that brings together the leading experts on rat history, behaviour, and control (did you know that one pair of rats can produce 15,000 descendants in a year? That rats' teeth are harder than steel?). In the process, he discovers the many ways in which rats' lives mirror those of humans. Sullivan's unusual and absorbing book earns a place alongside the classics of travel writing.

Lost Battalions

The Historical Atlas of New York City: A Visual Celebration of Nearly 400 Years of
New York City's History. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1994. Hornaday, William.
Awake! America: Object Lessons and Warnings. New York: Moffat, Yard & Co., ...

Lost Battalions

Author: Richard Slotkin

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466860936

Page: 656

View: 242

"A work of stunning density and penetrating analysis . . . Lost Battalions deploys a narrative symmetry of gratifying complexity."—David Levering Lewis, The Nation During the bloodiest days of World War I, no soldiers served more valiantly than the African American troops of the 369th Infantry—the fabled Harlem Hellfighters—and the legendary 77th "lost battalion" composed of New York City immigrants. Though these men had lived up to their side of the bargain as loyal American soldiers, the country to which they returned solidified laws and patterns of social behavior that had stigmatized them as second-class citizens. Richard Slotkin takes the pulse of a nation struggling with social inequality during a decisive historical moment, juxtaposing social commentary with battle scenes that display the bravery and solidarity of these men. Enduring grueling maneuvers, and the loss of so many of their brethren, the soldiers in the lost battalions were forever bound by their wartime experience. Both a riveting combat narrative and a brilliant social history, Lost Battalions delivers a richly detailed account of the fierce fight for equality in the shadow of a foreign war.

The Friendship Doll

I am also grateful to have discovered Eric Homberger's The Historical Atlas of
New York City: A Visual Celebration 0f4OO Years of New York City's History,
which helped me imagine the New York City that Bunny moved around in. I am
certain ...

The Friendship Doll

Author: Kirby Larson

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375899510

Page: 208

View: 104

I am Miss Kanagawa. In 1927, my 57 doll-sisters and I were sent from Japan to America as Ambassadors of Friendship. Our work wasn't all peach blossoms and tea cakes. My story will take you from New York to Oregon, during the Great Depression. Though few in this tale are as fascinating as I, their stories won't be an unpleasant diversion. You will make the acquaintance of Bunny, bent on revenge; Lois, with her head in the clouds; Willie Mae, who not only awakened my heart, but broke it; and Lucy, a friend so dear, not even war could part us. I have put this tale to paper because from those 58 Friendship Dolls only 45 remain. I know that someone who chooses this book is capable of solving the mystery of the missing sisters. Perhaps that someone is you. From the Hardcover edition.

Doctor Olaf van Schuler s Brain

... New York City over the centuries, as did The Historical Atlas of New York City
by Eric Homberger and Alice Hudson and Chronicles of America by DK
Publishing. I am deeply indebted to Jan Bondeson, whose books.

Doctor Olaf van Schuler s Brain

Author: Kirsten Menger-Anderson

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565126718

Page: 290

View: 854

“An ingenious and appealing collection of linked stories” about archaic medical procedures, centuries of history, and one remarkable New York City family (Chicago Sun-Times). In 1664, Dr. Olaf van Schuler flees the Old World and arrives in New Amsterdam with his crazy mother, two bags of medical implements, and a carefully guarded book. He is the first in what will become a long line of peculiar physicians. Plagued by madness and guided by an intense desire to cure human affliction, each generation of this unusual family is driven by the science of its day: spontaneous combustion, phrenology, animal magnetism, electrical shock treatment, psychosurgery, genetic research. As they make their way in the world, New York City is also evolving—from the dark and rough days of the seventeenth century to the towering, frenetic metropolis of today. “Good literary fiction about science and scientists is hard to find, probably because it is so hard to write. . . . Fortunately there are some writers who bridge the gap well: Richard Powers, Andrea Barrett, and Alan Lightman, to name a few. And, now, Kirsten Menger-Anderson, whose debut, Doctor Olaf van Schuler’s Brain, offers sharp, entertaining, moving, and above all provocative stories about doctors and their work and raises profound questions about the role of medicine in American life. . . . Darkly funny, often sad, frequently frightening, and sometimes hopeful, they are the product of a gifted literary writer.” —The Boston Globe “A fascinating kaleidoscope ride across generations of physicians and their patients . . . In this quirky, moving collection, Menger-Anderson illustrates the power of medicine—and family.” —San Francisco Chronicle “An unforgettable literary experience.” —Mary Roach, author of Stiff

The Routledge Historical Atlas of Presidential Elections

The Democrats met in New York City, and the two wings of the party became
locked in a bitter fight. The older, more traditional wing of the party was filled with
rural southerners and westerners who were influenced by the revitalized Ku Klux

The Routledge Historical Atlas of Presidential Elections

Author: Yanek Mieczkowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135264791

Page: 160

View: 434

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

New Jews

Jennifer Bleyer, “A Diaspora of Young Israelis, Decompressing,” New York Times
, October 5, 2003, Sunday Styles, p. 6. 32. Eric Homberger, The Historical Atlas of
New York: A Visual Celebration of Nearly 400 Years of New York City's History ...

New Jews

Author: Caryn S. Aviv

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814705146

Page: 215

View: 472

For many contemporary Jews, Israel no longer serves as the Promised Land, the center of the Jewish universe and the place of final destination. In New Jews, Caryn Aviv and David Shneer provocatively argue that there is a new generation of Jews who don't consider themselves to be eternally wandering, forever outsiders within their communities and seeking to one day find their homeland. Instead, these New Jews are at home, whether it be in Buenos Aires, San Francisco or Berlin, and are rooted within communities of their own choosing. Aviv and Shneer argue that Jews have come to the end of their diaspora; wandering no more, today's Jews are settled. In this wide-ranging book, the authors take us around the world, to Moscow, Jerusalem, New York and Los Angeles, among other places, and find vibrant, dynamic Jewish communities where Jewish identity is increasingly flexible and inclusive. New Jews offers a compelling portrait of Jewish life today.

The Routledge Historical Atlas of Religion in America

It became a major presence in America with the “ new ” immigration . ... Serbia ,
Romania , Bulgaria , and Syria and other countries moved through New York (
which became their major population ... In 1872 the Russian Orthodox church
transferred the diocese southward to San Francisco to serve the growing city's
Russian ...

The Routledge Historical Atlas of Religion in America

Author: Bret E. Carroll

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415921312

Page: 144

View: 492

Depicts the main characteristics of religion in the United States, including Native American beliefs, the introduction and spread of Christianity, and the growth of other new and more recently imported faiths.