New York City: A Short History

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Description

From its origins as a primitive Dutch outpost to the sprawling urban complex it is today, the defining characteristic of New York has been constant, dramatic, and rapid change.
Formerly published as An American Metropolis, this new edition features a new preface in which Lankevich discusses the impact of the events of September 11 on the city, as well as an updated final chapter on the Giuliani administration. By understanding the history of New York, we obtain a vital sense of what America was, is, and can become.

Product Details

Price
$24.00
Publisher
New York University Press
Publish Date
September 01, 2002
Pages
276
Dimensions
5.96 X 0.74 X 9.04 inches | 0.94 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780814751862

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About the Author

George J. Lankevich has written more than thirty books, has contributed many articles to The Encyclopedia of New York City, and is the author of Postcards from Times Square, Postcards from Manhattan, and New York City: A Short History (NYU Press). Professor emeritus of history at Bronx Community College, he lives in Manhasset, New York.