City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York

Tyler Anbinder (Author)
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"Told brilliantly, even unforgettably ... An American story, one that belongs to all of us." -- Boston Globe

"A richly textured guide to the history of our immigrant nation's pinnacle immigrant city has managed to enter the stage during an election season that has resurrected this historically fraught topic in all its fierceness." -- New York Times Book Review

New York has been America's city of immigrants for nearly four centuries. Growing from Peter Minuit's tiny settlement of 1626 to a clamorous metropolis with more than three million immigrants today, the city has always been a magnet for transplants from all over the globe. City of Dreams is the long-overdue, inspiring, and defining account of New York's immigrants, both famous and forgotten: the young man from the Caribbean who relocated to New York and became a founding father; Russian-born Emma Goldman, who condoned the murder of American industrialists as a means of aiding downtrodden workers; Dominican immigrant Oscar de la Renta, who dressed first ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama. Over ten years in the making, Tyler Anbinder's story is one of innovators and artists, revolutionaries and rioters, staggering deprivation and soaring triumphs. In so many ways, today's immigrants are just like those who came to America in centuries past--and their stories have never before been told with such breadth of scope, lavish research, and resounding spirit.

"A masterful achievement, City of Dreams is the definitive account of the American origin story, as told through our premier metropolis. Bold, exhaustive, always surprising, Anbinder's book is a wonderful reminder of how we came to be who we are." -- Timothy Egan, best-selling author of The Immortal Irishman

Product Details

Price
$19.99  $18.39
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
October 10, 2017
Pages
768
Dimensions
5.9 X 2.1 X 8.9 inches | 1.67 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781328745514

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About the Author

TYLER ANBINDER is a professor of history at George Washington University. He is the author of three books, including the prize-winning Five Points and Nativism and Slavery. His ancestors came to New York from southwest Germany, Poland, Ukraine, and Russia.