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The Bronx It Was Only Yesterday: 1935-1965

Ultan, Lloyd

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ISBN 10: 0941980332 / ISBN 13: 9780941980333
Published by Bronx County Historical Soc, Bronx, New York, U.S.A., 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Book. Bronx, New York, U.S.A.: Bronx County Historical Soc, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 8 5/8 x 11 1/4,184pgs.;red cloth on bds. This is a flawless copy, virtually new and never used. Bookseller Inventory # 000024

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Title: The Bronx It Was Only Yesterday: 1935-1965

Publisher: Bronx County Historical Soc, Bronx, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Life In The Bronx Series

For the past 20 years, The Bronx County Historical Society has been at work on a history of life in the borough series. In 1979, the first book, The Beautiful Bronx: 1920-1950 was published, and this was followed in 1985 by The Bronx In The Innocent Years: 1890-1925, and then in 1992 by The Bronx It Was Only Yesterday: 1935 - 1965. In 2000, The Birth of The Bronx 1609-1900 becomes the fourth in the series. Splendid works of social history, "The Life in The Bronx" series provides an engaging portrait of the mainland section of New York City at various turning points in the development of America's growing urban society.

This volume takes a close look at a period of great technological change that brought the outside world closer to The Bronx. These were the decades when entertainment shifted from enjoying movies and radio, to spending hours watching newly purchased black and white television sets; when the preferred mode of transportation changed from trolleys, buses, and subways to automobiles; when popular taste in music shifted from big bands to rock 'n' roll; when heretofore tranquil neighborhoods were disturbed by the clatter of construction of new highways and high-rise housing complexes. These absorbing narratives of the colorful activities of these times is complemented with rare photographs from the research archives of The Bronx County Historical Society. They offer a vivid glimpse into the wide range of changes that occurred in these years and of the elements of continuity that preserved The Bronx as a desirable residence for the countless numbers of people that chose to make it their home.

About the Author:

Lloyd Ultan, The Bronx Borough Historian, is a professor of history at the Edward Williams College of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, New Jersey and a Centennial Historian of New York City. He served as president of The Bronx County Historical Society from 1971 to 1976, and is the author of articles and books on Bronx and American history, including The Beautiful Bronx, The Bronx In The Frontier Era, Presidents of the United States, Legacy of the Revolution: The Story of the Valentine- Varian House and co- author of the Life in The Bronx book series and is founding editor of The Bronx County Historical Society Journal. GARY HERMALYN

Historian, publisher, educator, CEO of The Bronx County Historical Society, and president of the History of New York City Project. Doctorate from Columbia University, editor/author of 125 publications on urban history, geography, education, natural history and exploration, Dr. Hermalyn is the project editor of ten volume The United States Supreme Court ten volume series, the 4 volume Life in The Bronx series, and the six volume Roots of The Republic, author of Morris High School & The Creation of The New York City Public High School System, co-author of The Bronx in The Innocent Years, Birth of The Bronx, The Bronx It Was Only Yesterday, and Time & The Calendar, editor of American Metropolis: A History of NYC, Centennial of Greater New York, Hudson River: Inspiration and Challenge, New York City at the Turn of the Century, Tunneling to the Future an associate editor of the Encyclopedia of New York City, and a Centennial Historian of New York City. Dr. Hermalyn also leads study expeditions in tri-state regions' waterways producing monographs and videos.

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