EXCERPTS FROM CONTEMPORARY DESCRIPTIONS
|New Amsterdam, Frontier Trading Post: 1626 , from
Nicolaes van Wassenaer
's Historisch Verhael||11|
|Manhattan in 1661 , from an anonymous description ||13|
|New York in 1697: Early Evidence of British Rule , from Dr.
's journal ||31|
|A Swedish Professor Reports on New York's Economy: 1748 , from Peter Kalm's Travels into North America||32|
|New York City on the Eve of the Revolution: 1774 , from
's A Tour Through Part of the North Provinces of
|A Yankee Soldier in New York City: 1776 , from Journal of Lieutenant Isaac Bangs||47|
|New York under Military Occupation: 1776-1783 , from
Ewald G. Schaukirk
|Hessian Views of New York City: 1777, 1780 , from letters of
Hessian soldiers ||52|
|New York, the "Liverpool of America": 1793, 1794 , from
's Some Information Respecting America; from Henry 63
Wansey's An Excursion to the United States of North America in
the Summer of 1794||64|
|A French Emigree Describes New York City: 1797 , from the
Duke of La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt
|An English Actor Views the Urban Scene: 1797 , from
's Retrospections of America, 1797-1811||67|
|New York in Good Times and Bad: 1807, 1808 , from
's Travels through Canada, and the United States of North
America, in the Years 1806, 1807, and 1808||69|
|New York City in the Second War with Britain: 1812-1815 , from The Columbian; from the New York Evening Post; from the New
York Journal of Commerce||757677|
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Book title: Mirror for Gotham: New York as Seen by Contemporaries from Dutch Days to the Present.
Contributors: Bayrd Still - Author.
Publisher: New York University Press.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1956.
Page number: xv.
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