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The Empire City: New York And Its People, 1624 1996

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There has always been a symbiotic relationship between New York City and the people who have settled there. This study traces the major developments on Manhattan Island, which began as a base for privateering, as it evolved into one of the world's great cities. At the same time, the author also describes the background, the adjustments that had to be made to the New World, ...more
Published (first published February 28th 2000)
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Emily Haug
Sep 07, 2016 Emily Haug rated it liked it
Paradoxically a thorough and general history at the same time, as well as dry but kept my interest. I'd give 3.5 stars if that was an option
Apr 06, 2010 Jenna rated it it was ok
Well documented, if a bit dry reading...due to its huge span, I suspect it tends towards generalities at times...
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