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Author Wallace, Mike, 1942- author.

Title Greater Gotham : a history of New York City from 1898 to 1919 / Mike Wallace.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  974.71 WALLACE    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  974.7 WAL    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  974.71 WALLACE    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  974.71 WAL    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  974.71 WALLACE    Check Shelf
Description xi, 1182 pages : black and white illustraitons, color maps ; 27 cm.
Series Gotham ; 2
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary "In Greater Gotham Mike Wallace, co-author of GOTHAM, picks up the story of New York at the critical juncture of 1898 and carries it forward during the period when it became not just the country's greatest urban center but a megapolis on an international scale, and with global reach. Between consolidation and the end of World War One, New York was transformed and transforming, mirroring the juggernauting dynamism of the country at large--and largely fueling it. The names of two its streets encapsulate the degree of the city's preeminence: Wall Street and Broadway. Greater Gotham reveals the workings of the city's consolidation; the emerging hegemony of its financial markets, which effectively reconstructed U.S. capitalism; the influx of migrants from other continents and from the American South; the development of its massive infrastructure--subways and waterways and electrical grid; and New York's growing dominance over the arts, media, and entertainment. It captures and illuminates the swings of prosperity and downturn, from the 1898 skyscraper-driven boom, to the Bankers' Panic of 1907, to the labor upheavals and repressions during and after the World War One. By 1920, New York was the second-largest city in the world and arguably its new capital"--Provided by publisher.
Subject New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951.
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
Chronological Term 1898-1951
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Burrows, Edwin G., 1943-2018. Gotham.
ISBN 9780195116359 hardcover ; acid-free paper
0195116356 hardcover ; acid-free paper
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