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The Building of Cities
Development and Conflict
Harvey H. Kaiser
Kaiser examines the city-building process from the time when a proposal for urban development is first conceived to the early stages of construction.


"Almost every age and civilization has had a fascination with new citiies. . . . Kaiser shows that such endeavors are not without significant conflict involving citizens, developers, and government officials. The story is not yet over, but this description of the developmental processes will interest both citizen and official."—Library Journal



New York City, 1664–1710
Conquest and Change
Thomas J. Archdeacon
Integrating sophisticated demographic techniques with clearly written narrative, this pioneering book explores the complex social and economic life of a major colonial city.


"New York City, 1664–1710 is important for a variety of reasons. This is ethnic history with a difference. Archdeacon traces the discomfiture of the Dutch confronted with the English conquest of 1664. He reveals how the English immigrants and later their allies, the Huguenots, came to dominate the trade of a city grown to about six thousand people by 1710, its offices of local government, and its best residential areas. This process is examined against what was for the original... cont'd



Fighting Westway
Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City
William W. Buzbee
This informative narrative of environmental, political, and legal conflict describes what really happened during the battles over the Westway highway project, providing a new understanding of how modern legal frameworks shape high stakes regulatory wars.



The Empire State Building
The Making of a Landmark
John Tauranac
A landmark book on one of the world’s most notable landmarks.



New Labor in New York
Precarious Workers and the Future of the Labor Movement
This volume comprises thirteen fine-grained case studies of recent campaigns by worker centers and unions to organize the new "precariat" class of workers and to address the crisis facing the labor movement, each of which is based on original research and participant observation.



Resister
A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War
Bruce Dancis
This insider's account of the antiwar and student protest movements of the '60s also provides a rare look at the prison experiences of Vietnam-era draft resisters.



The Angola Horror
The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads
Charity Vogel
In a dramatic historical narrative, Charity Vogel tells the gripping, true-to-life story of the 1867 train wreck in Angola, New York, and the characters involved in the tragic accident.



Empire of Water
An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply
David Soll
Empire of Water explores the history of New York City's water system from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century, focusing on the geographical, environmental, and political repercussions of the city's search for more water.



A Stripe of Tammany's Tiger
Louis Eisenstein, Elliot Rosenberg
This fascinating book chronicles the evolution—or rather devolution—of New York City politics through through the first seven decades of the twentieth century.



In the Words of Theodore Roosevelt
Quotations from the Man in the Arena
Theodore Roosevelt
Distilled from Roosevelt's voluminous writings and speeches, In the Words of Theodore Roosevelt is a discerning collection of quotations by this American icon who continues to inspire and captivate an extraordinary array of twenty-first-century Americans.



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