Mirror for Gotham: New York as Seen by Contemporaries from Dutch Days to the Present

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ILLUSTRATIONS
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The Vertical City: Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral (frontispiece)

The Dutch Village: Hartgers View (ca. 1620); DeWit View (1651 or 1652)10
Provincial Capital: Ratzer View (ca. 1767-1774); New Dutch Church; fire-fighting techniques (ca. 1750)11
New York in Revolt: "The Patriotick Barber of New York, or the Captain in the Suds"; view of British fleet in Upper Bay (July 1776); ruins of Trinity Church (ca. 1776)42
New York in the Early Federal Period: Broad Street, Wall Street, and City Hall (ca. 1797); Federal Hall and inauguration of George Washington (2789)43
New York in the 1820's: Klinkowström View of Broadway and City Hall (1819); interior of Park Theatre (1822)74
The Commercial Scene in Jacksonian Times: South Street docks and wharves, from Maiden Lane (1828); the "Ice Cream Man," from The Cries of New York (1846); the Oyster-Stand (Calyo)75
New York Day by Day: 1830's and 1840's: "First Day of May in New York.--A General Move"; "Scene in a Fashionable Boarding House"; lyceum lecture (ca. 1840)106
The Mid-Nineteenth-Century City: Broadway from Astor House (ca. 1850); military parade in Washington Square (ca. 1851); racing to a fire (Currier lithograph)107
The Civil War Scene: troops in Printing-House Square; Broadway (1867)138
Civil War Aftermath: Architectural Iron Works (1865); "Fashionable 'Turn-Outs' in Central Park" (1869)139
New New Yorkers: immigrants at Battery Park (ca. 1890); Italian quarter--Mulberry Street (ca. 1890); Jewish quarter--Essex Street (ca. 1890)170
The Homes of the Rich: W. K. Vanderbilt Mansion; sleighing party on Fifth Avenue (ca. 1901)170

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • Illustrations xiii
  • Excerpts from Contemporary Descriptions xv
  • 1. When New York Was New Amsterdam 3
  • 2. New W York Under British Rule 15
  • 3. Resistance, Revolution, and Reconstruction (1765-1789) 37
  • 4. New York in the Early National Period 54
  • 6. a Bustling City (1845-1860) 125
  • 7. New York in the Sixties 167
  • 8. the Emergence of the Modern City (1870-1900) 205
  • 9. the Golden Generation (1900-1930) 257
  • 10. the Maturing Metropolis: World Capital 300
  • Notes 341
  • Bibliography 373
  • Index 401
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