New York City in the Gilded Age

New York City in the Gilded Age The drama expansion and wealth of New York City s transformative era from to captured in a magnificently illustrated hardcover Mark Twain coined the term the Gilded Age for this period o

  • Title: New York City in the Gilded Age
  • Author: Esther Crain
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The drama, expansion, and wealth of New York City s transformative era, from 1870 to 1910, captured in a magnificently illustrated hardcover.Mark Twain coined the term the Gilded Age for this period of growth and extravagance, experienced most dramatically in New York City from the 1870s to 1910 More than half of America s millionaires lived in the city Previously unimThe drama, expansion, and wealth of New York City s transformative era, from 1870 to 1910, captured in a magnificently illustrated hardcover.Mark Twain coined the term the Gilded Age for this period of growth and extravagance, experienced most dramatically in New York City from the 1870s to 1910 More than half of America s millionaires lived in the city Previously unimaginable sums of money were made and spent, while poor immigrants toiled away in tenements Author Esther Crain writes, There was an incredible energy, a sense of greatness and destiny Things were literally going up skyscrapers, elevated train tracks, new neighborhoods and parks Accompanying all of that was an equal amount of greed and lust Crime, vice, political scandals the Gilded Age produced an abundance of depravity The Gilded Age in New York City covers daily life for the rich, poor, and the burgeoning middle class the influx of immigrants which caused the city s population to quadruple in 40 years how new found leisure time was spent in places such as Coney Island and Central Park crimes that shocked the city and altered the police force the rise of social services and the city s physical growth both skyward and outward toward the five boroughs Through words and amazing, rarely seen images, Crain captures between covers the metamorphic story of city at the center of the world.

    One thought on “New York City in the Gilded Age”

    1. This is basically a historical blog in book form -- a series of historical vignettes, with period illustrations; this is perhaps unsurprising given that the author is the founder of the blog "Ephemeral New York". The research seems solid, the writing is clear, the images well chosen and well reproduced, and the book is nice and solid. There are some substantial holes (for example, there's basically no discussion of the Cuban and Puerto Rican community in the city, which was historically signific [...]

    2. A forty year NYC historyVery interesting history of New York City from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the 20th Century.

    3. Filled with interesting information and artwork, this book is a great addition to the libraries of those interested in the nineteenth century. New York has been a powerhouse of influence in American history and this book gives insight into how. ***I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.

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