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Categories : Book publishing companies of the United States Publishing companies established in establishments in New Hampshire. Hidden categories: Pages using deprecated image syntax Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Remeseira's sourcebook reveals and explains this history and firmly situates New York City as an important focal point in the arts and culture of all Hispanics and Latinos.
In , New Yorkers were buzzing about a series of classified ads concerning the whereabouts of Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker. But who was this Knickerbocker? Told from Knickerbocker's point of view, the book is a chronicle of New York's fifty years under Dutch rule in the s that plays fast and loose with the facts, to uproarious effect. All in all, the work remains an eminently satirical romp through New York history.
Introduced by scholars David Blight and James Oliver Horton, with an explanatory essay and illuminating captions by Anna Mae Duane of the University of Connecticut and Thomas Thurston, both affiliated with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History at Yale, Hope is the First Great Blessing illustrates the achievements of these gifted children as they mastered the skills that would enable them to become effective citizens and leaders in a racially divided nation. This charming memoir tells the story of a little boy who grew up during the Depression in a world of privileged comfort in the heart of New York City.
In , when Stephen Lewis was a toddler, his family moved into a four-room suite at the famed Taft Hotel when his father became its manager, a position that he held for 33 successful years. Growing up, his grade school classmates were awed by the free lunch that Steve's mother served every day in the Lewis's 15th-floor suite and were later impressed with the limitless supply of ice cream available to the Lewis boys.
While the other kids from school grew up in Hell's Kitchen, Steve learned how to use a swizzle stick, brought girls home to dance in the ballroom at lunchtime, and generally lived the high life at the beautiful Taft Hotel. His recollections, filled with vivid and rich detail, are of a New York that most people know only in their dreams. How East New York Became a Ghetto describes the shift of East New York from a working-class immigrant neighborhood to a largely black and Puerto Rican neighborhood and shows how the resulting racially biased policies caused the deterioration of this once flourishing area.
A clear-sighted, unflinching look at one ghetto community, How East New York Became a Ghetto provides insights and observations on the histories and fates of ghettos throughout the United States. A former advertising executive relates how, after losing his job and developing a brain tumor, he took a job at Starbucks and learned the value of respect through his boss, a young African-American manager of positive character. Deftly combining vivid social history with a detailed account of new transportation technologies, the book surveys more than years of Brooklyn life, through the development of streetcars, steamboats Manhattan to Coney Island in in only an hour and a half!
Endnotes, bibliography, index. This famous journalistic record of the filth and degradation of New York's slums at the turn of the century is a classic in social thought and of early American photography. Jacob Riis's famed photo-text addressed the problems of tenement housing, immigration, and urban life and work at the beginning of the Progressive era. David Leviatin edited this complete edition of How the Other Half Lives to be as faithful to Riis's original text and photography as possible.
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Uncropped prints of Riis's original photographs replace the faded halftones and drawings from photographs that were included in the edition. Related documents added to the second edition include a stenographic report of one of Riis's lantern-slide lectures that demonstrates Riis's melodramatic techniques and the reaction of his audience, and five drawings that reveal the subtle but important ways Riis's photographs were edited when they were reinterpreted as illustrations in the edition.
The book's provocative introduction now addresses Riis's ethnic and racial stereotyping and includes a map of New York's Lower East Side in the s. A new list of illustrations and expanded chronology, questions for consideration, and selected bibliography provide additional support. It raised the tenement into a symbol of intransigent social difference. In fact, it is a book that still speaks powerfully today of social injustice.
This edition reproduces the text of the first published book version of November ; prints have been made from Riis's original photographs now in the archives of the Museum of the City of New York. First published in , Jacob Riis's remarkable study of the horrendous living conditions of the poor in New York City had an immediate and extraordinary impact on society, inspiring reforms that affected the lives of millions of people. History, allegoryofhistory. It was also one of the first books to use photographs instead of engraved illustrations, which were the standard for images in all forms of print at the time.
Prominent Architects, Resources, Glossary, Index. Reprint of the Holt book in the series Rivers of America. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. A second, enlarged edition of a popular anthology, The Hudson River in Literature contains an abundance of poems and excerpts from novels and essays describing the Hudson River, work and travel on it, and life alongside it prior to the twentieth century. Included here are works by such well-known writers as Washingon Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, William Cullen Bryant, Edgar Allen Poe, and Walt Whitman, as well as selections by lesser-known writers like Joseph Rodman Drake and Nathaniel Parker Willis whose works are either out of print or are available only as part of their selected works.
From Whitman's mast-hemm'd Manhattanto Nathaniel Parker Willis' sabbath solitudeon upstate riverbanks, anyone familiar with what is often called the American Rhine, and indeed many who are not, will enjoy the detailed, still-accurate descriptions of the river itself.
But perhaps even more enjoyable are the numerous excerpts that describe particular aspects of Hudson life- Indian canoes, Dutch farms, steamboat excursions, and the majestic scenery- which allows one to visualize the river at a time when it dominated life in Eastern New York. This handsome volume has been made more so by the inclusion of 65 illustrations, not found in the original edition, which lavishly depict many of the locales descibed in various texts.
The illustrations, by such renowned artists as Currier and Ives, Greenville Perkins, William Bartlett, and Felix Darley, include regional maps, portraits of authors, and reproductions of historic sites and homes. Often characterized as the "American Rhine," the Hudson is a vast tidal river that moves in two directions. The Hudson River Valley, from the Capital Region south to where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean in New York Bay, is one of the most varied and exciting areas of America-a region rich in splendor and beauty, history and grandeur, poverty and decay.
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This informative new history traces the course of the Hudson River through four centuries. A vital icon of American culture, flowing through a valley of sublime scenery, this great waterway connects the country's past with its present and future. Here, the compelling narratives of explorers and traders, artists and writers, entrepreneurs and industrialists, ecologists and preservationists, attest to the Hudson River's sublime legacy.
Notes, Index. The hurricane, the most severe and terrifying storm to hit Long Island in living memory, struck on September 21, a day that had dawned bright and fair in the seaside communities between Westhampton Beach and Montauk Point. Unaware of the storm whipping itself into a frenzy just miles away, village residents were going about their normal tasks when it struck, killing more than 30 and wreaking unprecedented destruction before nightfall.
In Hurricane in the Hamptons, , the story is told in more than photographs, most of them taken by stunned residents in the immediate aftermath of the storm. A treasure trove of fascinating trivia about the city that never sleeps. When Jennifer Gilbert was twenty-two years old, someone tried to cut her life short in the most violent way. Not wanting this traumatic encounter to define her life, she buried it within and bravely launched a fabulous career in New York as an event planner.
Always the calm in the storm--from fixing a ripped dress to relocating a lavish party on two days' notice--she was convinced she'd never again feel joy herself. Yet these weddings, anniversaries, and holiday parties slowly brought her back to life. No one's entitled to an easy road, Gilbert learned, but instead of anticipating our present in a goodie bag, it's our presence that is the real gift. Organized as a town in , Woodstock has since been defined by a triangle of three distinct and powerful influences, weaving an uneasy balance: the legacies of the arts and crafts colony established at Byrdcliffe, the Woodstock Music Festival held in Bethel, and the people who live and work and raise families in the community.
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Woodstock provides a fascinating look at the community from the s through the s. With more than two hundred stunning images, it revisits the days when the center was simply a sleepy grass-covered village square. Shown are many buildings that no longer exist: the boarding homes, the icehouses, the bowling alley.
The story captures the community as it passes through the arts-colony and music-festival years to become the busy tourist town it is today. How we make history - and what we then make of it - is engagingly dramatized in T. Breen's portrait of a year-old American community faced with the costs of its progress. In the particulars of one town's struggle to check development and save its natural environment, Breen shows how our sense of history reflects our ever-changing self-perceptions and hopes for the future.
Breen first went to East Hampton, the celebrated Long Island resort town, to write about the Mulford Farmstead, a picturesque saltbox dating from the s. Through his research, he came across a fascinating cast of local characters, past and present, who contributed to, invented, and reinvented the town's history. Breen's work also drew him into contemporary local affairs: factionalism among residents, zoning disputes, and debates over resource management.
Driving these heated issues, Breen found, were some dearly held notions about a harmonious, agrarian past that conflicted with what he had come to know about the divisiveness and opportunism of East Hampton's early days. Imagining the Past is about the interplay between some of the East Hampton histories Breen encountered: the official histories of many generations, the myths and oral traditions, and the curious stories that Breen, as an outsider, discerned in the town's rich holdings of artifacts and documents.
With a warm yet wry regard for human nature, Breen obliges us to confront our pasts in all their complexities and ironies, no matter how unsettling or inconvenient the experience. Looks at the experiences of immigrants arriving in New York City during the nineteenth century. Haenni film and American studies, Cornell University looks at the German, Italian and Yiddish theaters in New York as expressions of collective identity and imagined mobility within the city and society.
She demonstrates the manner in which English-language theater and films presented these European immigrants in a manner that made their difference seem less alien and prepared for acceptance in American society. By contrast, representations of Oriental and African-American society were seen consciously through the eyes of Caucasians, emphasizing differences and separating non-white groups from the rest of America.
While concentrating on New York, Haenni notes that these attitudes moved with the film industry to Hollywood. New York is a city for lovers: In Love in New York guides the reader to the most romantic sights and destinations the city has to offer. The book begins with "first impressions," the iconic New York sights that never fail to dazzle: the skyline and the best places to view it , the most beautiful blocks and neighborhoods, the famous views rooftops, bridges, riverside parks. For readers ready to commit, the authors detail the best proposal spots; where to go ring shopping; the coolest places to register for gifts; and information about the legal requirements for marrying in the city gay and straight , including a rundown on the classic City Hall wedding—with the best places to buy flowers and to celebrate afterwards, naturally.
There are also ideas for planning honeymoons and anniversaries. Throughout, sidebars offer romantic options such as wonderful bars with fireplaces, the prettiest park benches, great New York literary and film affairs to inspire your visit, and romantic day trips within and near the five boroughs. From champagne on the Peninsula rooftop in midtown to ice skating in Bryant Park, In Love in New York is the perfect gift for any couple dreaming of experiencing the romance of New York.
Charming account extends from the early s through the late 19th century. Intriguing details, dozens of illustrations and maps, and the author's wry humor combine for a vivid portrait of a long-vanished New York. An insider's account life in the Hamptons draws on his more than fifty years in the region and his role as editor of the area's free newspaper, Dan's Papers, to describe the changes that have occurred over the past fifty years, offering an intimate portrait of a place and the people who have shaped its evolution from backwater village to celebrity stomping ground.
This narrative history of New York City is the first to offer practical walking tour know-how. Fast-paced but thorough, its bite-size chapters each focus on an event, person, or place of historical significance. Includes 14 self-guided tours, maps, and step-by-step directions. Easy to carry, Inside the Apple allows you to visit the site of every story it tells. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. The author recounts her days in New York, discussing the breakup of her first marriage, her move to Greenwich Village, and the beginning of her literary career.
A history of the Niagara Falls and the ways it reflects American perspectives on nature traces the various ways its power has been manipulated and tapped for various purposes, recounting quirky and lesser-known events to evaluate the ways in which Falls-related experiments have revealed a cultural drive for control.
Considered one of the city's most notorious industrial slums in the s and s, Brownstone Brooklyn by the s had become a post-industrial landscape of hip bars, yoga studios, and beautifully renovated, wildly expensive townhouses. In The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn, Suleiman Osman offers a groundbreaking history of this unexpected transformation. Challenging the conventional wisdom that New York City's renaissance started in the s, Osman locates the origins of gentrification in Brooklyn in the cultural upheavals of the s and s. Gentrification began as a grassroots movement led by young and idealistic white college graduates searching for "authenticity" and life outside the burgeoning suburbs.
Where postwar city leaders championed slum clearance and modern architecture, "brownstoners" as they called themselves fought for a new romantic urban ideal that celebrated historic buildings, industrial lofts and traditional ethnic neighborhoods as a refuge from an increasingly technocratic society.