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

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EXCERPTS FROM CONTEMPORARY DESCRIPTIONS
New Amsterdam, Frontier Trading Post: 1626 , from Nicolaes van Wassenaer 's Historisch Verhael11
Manhattan in 1661 , from an anonymous description 13
New York in 1697: Early Evidence of British Rule , from Dr. Benjamin Bullivant 's journal 31
A Swedish Professor Reports on New York's Economy: 1748 , from Peter Kalm's Travels into North America32
New York City on the Eve of the Revolution: 1774 , from Patrick M'Robert 's A Tour Through Part of the North Provinces of America34
A Yankee Soldier in New York City: 1776 , from Journal of Lieutenant Isaac Bangs47
New York under Military Occupation: 1776-1783 , from Ewald G. Schaukirk 's "Diary"51
Hessian Views of New York City: 1777, 1780 , from letters of Hessian soldiers 52
New York, the "Liverpool of America": 1793, 1794 , from Thomas Cooper 's Some Information Respecting America; from Henry 63 Wansey's An Excursion to the United States of North America in the Summer of 179464
A French Emigree Describes New York City: 1797 , from the Duke of La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt 's Travels66
An English Actor Views the Urban Scene: 1797 , from John Bernard 's Retrospections of America, 1797-181167
New York in Good Times and Bad: 1807, 1808 , from John Lambert 's Travels through Canada, and the United States of North America, in the Years 1806, 1807, and 180869
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 Commerce757677

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Table of contents

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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