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Alone Together
A History of New York's Early Apartments
Elizabeth Collins Cromley
Twentieth-century New York is now famous as the city of "cliff dwellers," but in the second half of the nineteenth century, middle-class apartments in Manhattan were a new—and somewhat suspect—architectural form. Alone Together presents a history of...



Bull's Birds of New York State
Whether you watch birds on the shores of Long Island, at the Bashakill Marsh, at Niagara Falls, or just at your backyard feeder, this volume will help you appreciate what our Empire State has to offer. It will give you a historical perspective, and it...



The Park and the People
A History of Central Park
Roy Rosenzweig, Elizabeth Blackmar
This "exemplary social history" (Kirkus Reviews) is the first full-scale account of Central Park ever published. Elizabeth Blackmar and Roy Rosenzweig tell the story of Central Park's people—the merchants and landowners who launched the project; the...



Between Two Nations
The Political Predicament of Latinos in New York City
Michael Jones-Correa
Immigrants come to the United States from all over Latin America in search of better lives. They obtain residency status, find jobs, pay taxes, and they have children who are American citizens by birth; yet decades may go by before they...



Living with the Adirondack Forest
Local Perspectives on Land-Use Conflicts
Catherine Henshaw Knott
Attitudes about land use, Catherine Henshaw Knott suggests, may reflect profound differences in class, religion, and life experience, pitting urban...



The Korean American Dream
Immigrants and Small Business in New York City
Kyeyoung Park
Korean immigrants to the United States establish their own small businesses at a rate exceeding that of immigrants from any other nation, with more than one third of all Korean immigrant adults involved in small businesses. Kyeyoung Park examines...



The Six Nations of New York
The 1892 United States Extra Census Bulletin
Henry B. Carrington
In 1892 the U.S. Census Printing Office published a report on the Six Nations in New York State which collected evidence still used today by the Six Nations to defend their legal rights. The 1892 census purported to be an objective report on the...



Frontier Settlement and Market Revolution
The Holland Land Purchase
Charles E. Brooks
In Frontier Settlement and Market Revolution, Charles E. Brooks explains how the Holland Land Purchase—in which the Holland Land Company purchased 3.3 million acres of land in western New York State—contributed to the development of a frontier region.



Out of the Shadow
A Russian Jewish Girlhood on the Lower East Side
Rose Cohen



Underground Harmonies
Music and Politics in the Subways of New York
Susie J. Tanenbaum
This is the first book on New York's subway musicians—modern troubadours who perform on platforms, mezzanines, and even trains pounding through the city. Illustrating her account with captivating photos, Susie J. Tanenbaum draws on interviews with...



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