Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919

Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919

by Mike Wallace

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Overview


In this utterly immersive volume, Mike Wallace captures the swings of prosperity and downturn, from the 1898 skyscraper-driven boom to the Bankers' Panic of 1907, the labor upheaval, and violent repression during and after the First World War. Here is New York on a whole new scale, moving from national to global prominence -- an urban dynamo driven by restless ambition, boundless energy, immigrant dreams, and Wall Street greed.

Within the first two decades of the twentieth century, a newly consolidated New York grew exponentially. The city exploded into the air, with skyscrapers jostling for prominence, and dove deep into the bedrock where massive underground networks of subways, water pipes, and electrical conduits sprawled beneath the city to serve a surging population of New Yorkers from all walks of life. New York was transformed in these two decades as the world's second-largest city and now its financial capital, thriving and sustained by the city's seemingly unlimited potential.

Wallace's new book matches its predecessor in pure page-turning appeal and takes America's greatest city to new heights.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195116359
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/02/2017
Series: The History of NYC Series
Pages: 1196
Sales rank: 281,355
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author



Mike Wallace is Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the director of the Gotham Center for New York City History. He is the co-author of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History.

Table of Contents



Introduction
PART ONE: CONSOLIDATIONS AND CONTRADICTIONS

1. Mergers
2. Acquisitions
3. Consolidation
4. Wall Street
5. Critics and Crisis
6. Who Rules New York?

PART TWO: CONSTRUCTION AND CONNECTION

7. Sky Boom
8. Arteries
9. Ligaments
10. Housing
11. Industrial and Commercial City

PART THREE: CULTURES

12. Acropoli
13. Show Biz
14. Popular Cultures
15. Seeing New York

PART FOUR: CONFRONTATIONS

16. Progressives
17. Repressives
18. Union Town
19. Radicals
20. Bending Gender
21. Black Metropolis
22. Insurgent Art

PART FIVE: WARS

23. Over There?
24. Over Here

Acknowledgments
References
Bibliography
Index of Names
Index of Subjects

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