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The Resource Broadway : a history of New York City in thirteen miles, Fran Leadon

Broadway : a history of New York City in thirteen miles, Fran Leadon

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Broadway : a history of New York City in thirteen miles
Title
Broadway
Title remainder
a history of New York City in thirteen miles
Statement of responsibility
Fran Leadon
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
In the early seventeenth century, in a backwater Dutch colony, there was a wide, muddy cow path that the settlers called the Brede Wegh. As the street grew longer, houses and taverns began to spring up alongside it. What was once New Amsterdam became New York, and farmlands gradually gave way to department stores, theaters, hotels, and, finally, the perpetual traffic of the twentieth century's Great White Way. From Bowling Green all the way up to Marble Hill, Broadway takes us on a mile-by-mile journey up America's most vibrant and complex thoroughfare, through the history at the heart of Manhattan. Today, Broadway almost feels inevitable, but over the past four hundred years there have been thousands who have tried to draw and erase its path. Following their footsteps, we learn why one side of the street was once considered more fashionable than the other; witness the construction of Trinity Church, the Flatiron Building, and the Ansonia Hotel; the burning of P. T. Barnum's American Museum; and discover that Columbia University was built on the site of an insane asylum. Along the way we meet Alexander Hamilton, Emma Goldman, Edgar Allan Poe, John James Audubon, "Bill the Butcher" Poole, and the assorted real-estate speculators, impresarios, and politicians who helped turn Broadway into New York's commercial and cultural spine. Broadway traces the physical and social transformation of an avenue that has been both the "Path of Progress" and a "street of broken dreams," home to both parades and riots, startling wealth and appalling destitution. Glamorous, complex, and sometimes troubling, the evolution of an oft-flooded dead end to a canyon of steel and glass is the story of American progress
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DLC
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1966-
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Leadon, Fran
Dewey number
974.7/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.67.B7
LC item number
L43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
  • Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
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Broadway : a history of New York City in thirteen miles, Fran Leadon
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 512 pages
Isbn
9780393240108
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017052699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Broadway : a history of New York City in thirteen miles, Fran Leadon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 512 pages
Isbn
9780393240108
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017052699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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