The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910

The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910

Esther Crain / Jul 10, 2020

The Gilded Age in New York The drama expansion mansions and wealth of New York City s transformative Gilded Age era from to captured in a magnificently illustrated hardcover In forty short years New York City sud

  • Title: The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910
  • Author: Esther Crain
  • ISBN: 9780316353687
  • Page: 431
  • Format: ebook
  • The drama, expansion, mansions and wealth of New York City s transformative Gilded Age era, from 1870 to 1910, captured in a magnificently illustrated hardcover.In forty short years, New York City suddenly became a city of skyscrapers, subways, streetlights, and Central Park, as well as sprawling bridges that connected the once distant boroughs In Manhattan, than a mThe drama, expansion, mansions and wealth of New York City s transformative Gilded Age era, from 1870 to 1910, captured in a magnificently illustrated hardcover.In forty short years, New York City suddenly became a city of skyscrapers, subways, streetlights, and Central Park, as well as sprawling bridges that connected the once distant boroughs In Manhattan, than a million poor immigrants crammed into tenements, while the half of the millionaires in the entire country lined Fifth Avenue with their opulent mansions The Gilded Age in New York captures what is was like to live in Gotham then, to be a daily witness to the city s rapid evolution.Newspapers, autobiographies, and personal diaries offer fascinating glimpses into daily life among the rich, the poor, and the surprisingly large middle class.The use of photography and illustrated periodicals provides astonishing images that document the bigness of New York the construction of the Statue of Liberty the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge the shimmering lights of Luna Park in Coney Island the mansions of Millionaire s Row.Sidebars detail smaller, fleeting moments Alice Vanderbilt posing proudly in her Electric Light ball gown at a society changing masquerade ball immigrants stepping off the boat at Ellis Island a young Theodore Roosevelt witnessing Abraham Lincoln s funeral.The Gilded Age in New York is a rare illustrated look at this amazing time in both the city and the country as a whole Author Esther Crain, the go to authority on the era, weaves first hand accounts and fascinating details into a vivid tapestry of American society at the turn of the century.

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    1. If you love NYC or just love the time period covered by this beautiful book, you will be fascinated by this large history of NYC during what is called the Gilded Age (1870-1910). During these years, the city morphed into a metropolis to be reckoned with. The author has included many pictures of the buildings and people in early NYC cially the historic photographs by Jacob Riis who delved deep into the poverty of the tenements which sprang up all over the city and revealed the hell in which most [...]


    2. The Big Apple: Capturing the beauty and complexity of a city This is a lavish and handsomely produced book that captures the beauty and the complexity of a city that is an embodiment of ambition, aspiration, dream, romance, and a good life for millions of immigrants who came from all over the world. Yet there was a dark side to the island of Manhattan. The tumultuous years of 1870 to 1910 were the formative years for a city that was reinventing itself to be the city of hope. At the height of the [...]


    3. An oversized book full of fascinating photographs of New York in the Gilded Age (a term coined by writer Mark Twain) from 1870 to 1910. Sections on the development of New York City, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Flushing and Staten Island. The rich and the poor. Cultural and scientific developments--electricity plays a big role, architecture, recreation, health issues, crime and political corruption. Truly fascinating, much added by unique photographs of the era.


    4. well researched for this time period in New York. I scanned some of it but a good read to learn how New York City turned into the capital of the world it is today. you realize, that time period propelled the city to the mega metropolis it became.


    5. It took quite a while to read, but it was worth it. A great book for researchers with BEAUTIFUL photos.


    6. A gorgeous, coffee-table-worthy book on the outside, and a lively, informative, entertaining read on the inside.


    7. Phenomenal for anyone who loves history or New York - or New York history! Amazing pictures and witty, informative stories of the places everyone has heard about.


    8. I'll admit I mostly just thumbed through this book but it was a fascinating look back at a magical time in America. loved the colorized pictures from the turn of the century.


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