Mirror For Gotham: New York as Seen by Contemporaries from Dutch Days to the Present

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A collection of some 600 excerpts from contemporary essays and letters, plus numerous b&w photos and reproductions, capturing a panoramic picture of the city from Dutch days to the 1950s. Pieces by authors such as James Fenimore Cooper, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain are organized chronologically, covering eras such as the early national period, the emergence of the modern city (1870-1900), and the golden generation (1900-1930). A new introduction by James F. Richardson brings the account up to date.

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This collection of excerpts from contemporary essays and letters captures a panoramic picture of New York City as described by its awed visitors from the Dutch days to the 1960s; a new Introduction by Professor Richardson brings us up to date. James Fenimore Cooper, Frances Trollope, Charles Dickens, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Giuseppe Giacosa, Rudyard Kipling, and H.G. Wells, as well as lesser-known authors, are all featured in this sweeping survey of nearly 600 excerpts.

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The late Bayrd Still was Professor of History and Head of the History Department at New York University, and was recognized as an authority on the history of American cities. James F. Richardson is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Akron.

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