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Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898

Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898

To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut, and oak, and forests that teemed with bears, wolves, raccoons, beavers, otters, and foxes. Today, it is the site of Broadway and Wall Street, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, and the home of millions of people, who have come from every corner of the nation and the globe.

Introduction

PART ONE - LENAPE COUNTRY AND NEW AMSTERDAM TO 1664

Chapter 1. First Impressions

Chapter 2. The Men Who Bought Manhattan

Chapter 3. Company Town

Chapter 4. Stuyvesant

Chapter 5. A City Lost, a City Gained

PART TWO - BRITISH NEW YORK (1664-1783)

Chapter 6. Empire and Oligarchy

Chapter 7. Jacob Leisler’s Rebellion

Chapter 8. Heats and Animosityes

Chapter 9. In the Kingdom of Sugar

Chapter 10. One Body Corporate and Politic?

Chapter 11. Recession, Revival, and Rebellion

Chapter 12. War and Wealth

Chapter 13. Crises

Chapter 14. The Demon of Discord

Chapter 15. Revolution

Chapter 16. The Gibraltar of North America

PART THREE - MERCANTILE TOWN (1783-1843)

Chapter 17. Phoenix

Chapter 18. The Revolution Settlement

Chapter 19. The Grand Federal Procession

Chapter 20. Capital City

Chapter 21. Revolutions Foreign and Domestic

Chapter 22. Queen of Commerce, Jack of All Trades

Chapter 23. The Road to City Hall

Chapter 24. Philosophes and Philanthropists

Chapter 25. From Crowd to Class

Chapter 26. War and Peace

Chapter 27. The Canal Era

Chapter 28. The Medici of the Republic

Chapter 29. Working Quarters

Chapter 30. Reforms and Revivals

Chapter 31. The Press of Democracy

Chapter 32. The Destroying Demon of Debauchery

Chapter 33. White, Green, and Black

Chapter 34. Rail Boom

Chapter 35. Filth, Fever, Water, Fire

Chapter 36. The Panic of 1837

Chapter 37. Hard Times

PART FOUR - EMPORIUM AND MANUFACTURING CITY (1844-1879)

Chapter 38. Full Steam Ahead

Chapter 39. Manhattan, Ink

Chapter 40. Seeing New York

Chapter 41. Life Above Bleecker

Chapter 42. City of Immigrants

Chapter 43. Co-op City

Chapter 44. Into the Crazy-Loved Dens of Death

Chapter 45. Feme Decovert

Chapter 46. Louis Napoleon and Fernando Wood

Chapter 47. The Panic of 1857

Chapter 48. The House Divides

Chapter 49. Civil Wars

Chapter 50. The Battle for New York

Chapter 51. Westward, Ho!

Chapter 52. Reconstructing New York

Chapter 53. City Building

Chapter 54. Haut Monde and Demimonde

Chapter 55. The Professional-Managerial Class

Chapter 56. Eight Hours for What We Will

Chapter 57. The New York Commune?

Chapter 58. Work or Bread!

PART FIVE - INDUSTRIAL CENTER AND CORPORATE COMMAND POST (1880-1898)

Chapter 59. Manhattan, Inc.

Chapter 60. Bright Lights, Big City

Chapter 61. Châteaux Society

Chapter 62. “The Leeches Must Go!”

Chapter 63. The New Immigrants

Chapter 64. That’s Entertainment!

Chapter 65. Purity Crusade

Chapter 66. Social Gospel

Chapter 67. Good Government

Chapter 68. Splendid Little War

Chapter 69. Imperial City

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