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The New York Extra

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9780785811381: The New York Extra

The rich history of New York unfolds through the city's earliest publications. In 1693, William Bradford's broadside recounts a speech by Governor Benjamin Fletcher regarding Their Majesties Province of New York. Building from there, we are treated to major historic incidents including the execution of Nathan Hale (1776), Washington's farewell to his officers at New York's Fraunces Tavern (1783), Amistad (1839), early engravings of the city, the installation of the Statue of Liberty, the construction Grand Central Terminal, and of many major landmarks through the 1939 Worlds Fair. Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island and reports on city workers combine with social and political scandal to show that some things never really do change. A wonderful gift for anyone who loves New York and its boroughs.

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Eric C. Caren provided the original newspapers for this book from his own private archives - a rare collection he started when he was only eleven years old. Today his collection, which reaches back to the sixteenth century, is widely recognized as the most extensive holding of rare newspapers in private hands. Mr. Caren is proprieter of the Caren Archives, Inc., a leading agency for the purchase and sale of historical collectibles, which, in addition to rare newspapers, includes autographs and manuscripts. Mr. Caren is a consultant and a major lender to the Newseum in Arlington, Virginia. He and Dr. Stephen A. Goldman recently formed OldNews Inc., which sells original newspapers to publishers, production companies, and multimedia producers.

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