9780415978484

The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415978484

  • ISBN10:

    0415978483

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-05-22
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

New York City is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world. The Restless City 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. Reitano chronicles the constant jockeying of individuals and interest groups from Peter Stuyvesant to the Draft Riots, from labor strikes to the Harlem Renaissance, from Fiorello LaGuardia to the fiscal crisis. The Restless City examines how New York has invigorated the American Dream while confronting the most important questions of urban life. Energized by change, enriched by immigrants, and enlivened by provocative leaders, New York City's restlessness has always been its greatest asset. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Joanne Reitano is Professor of History at LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Chapter 1: Introduction 1(6)
Chapter 2: City of the Whirlpool, 1609-1799 7(24)
Chapter 3: Gotham: The Paradoxical City, 1800-1840 31(24)
Chapter 4: The Proud and Passionate City, 1840-1865 55(24)
Chapter 5: The Empire City: Questioning the Gilded Age, 1865-1899 79(26)
Chapter 6: The City of Ambition: Progressivism on Trial, 1900-1919 105(26)
Chapter 7: The Big Apple: Pursuing the Dream, 1920-1945 131(24)
Chapter 8: World City: Redefining Gotham, 1945-1969 155(26)
Chapter 9: Big Apple Redux: Leadership under Fire, 1970-1993 181(24)
Chapter 10: The Supercity and the Supermayor, 1994-2001 205(18)
Suggestions for Further Inquiry 223(4)
Notes 227(62)
Index 289

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