The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910 by Esther Crain PDF

By Esther Crain

ISBN-10: 0316353663

ISBN-13: 9780316353663

The drama, growth, mansions and wealth of latest York City's transformative Gilded Age period, from 1870 to 1910, captured in a magnificently illustrated hardcover.
In 40 brief years, ny urban all at once turned a urban of skyscrapers, subways, streetlights, and important Park, in addition to sprawling bridges that hooked up the once-distant boroughs. In ny, greater than one million bad immigrants filled into tenements, whereas the half the millionaires within the whole kingdom covered 5th road with their opulent mansions.
The Gilded Age in New York captures what's used to be wish to stay in Gotham then, to be a regular witness to the city's swift evolution.
  • Newspapers, autobiographies, and private diaries provide interesting glimpses into lifestyle one of the wealthy, the bad, and the strangely huge center category.
  • The use of images and illustrated periodicals offers striking photos that record the bigness of recent York: the development of the Statue of Liberty; the outlet of the Brooklyn Bridge; the shimmering lighting of Luna Park in Coney Island; the mansions of Millionaire's Row.
  • Sidebars element smaller, fleeting moments: Alice Vanderbilt posing proudly in her "Electric mild" ball costume at a society-changing masquerade ball; immigrants stepping off the boat at Ellis Island; a tender Theodore Roosevelt witnessing Abraham Lincoln's funeral.
The Gilded Age in New York is a unprecedented illustrated examine this awesome time in either the town and the rustic as a complete. writer Esther Crain, the go-to authority at the period, weaves first-hand debts and engaging information right into a vibrant tapestry of yank society on the flip of the century.
Praise for New-York ancient Society manhattan urban in 3D within the Gilded Age, additionally by means of Esther Crain:
"Vividly captures the transformation from cityscape of horse carriages and fuel lamps 'bursting with good looks, energy and percentages' because it staggered right into a skyscraping Imperial City." -Sam Roberts, The big apple Times
"Get a glimpse of Edith Wharton's world." - Entertainment Weekly needs to List
"What greater solution to revisit this wealthy interval . . ?" - Library Journal

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