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The Resource Brooklyn : the once and future city, Thomas J. Campanella

Brooklyn : the once and future city, Thomas J. Campanella

Label
Brooklyn : the once and future city
Title
Brooklyn
Title remainder
the once and future city
Statement of responsibility
Thomas J. Campanella
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An unprecedented history of Brooklyn, told through its places, buildings, and the people who made them, from the early seventeenth century to today. America's most storied urban underdog, Brooklyn has become an internationally recognized brand in recent decades--celebrated and scorned as one of the hippest destinations in the world. In Brooklyn: The Once and Future City, Thomas J. Campanella unearths long-lost threads of the urban past, telling the rich history of the rise, fall, and reinvention of one of the world's most resurgent cities. Spanning centuries and neighborhoods, Brooklyn-born Campanella recounts the creation of places familiar and long forgotten, both built and never realized, bringing to life the individuals whose dreams, visions, rackets, and schemes forged the city we know today. He takes us through Brooklyn's history as homeland of the Leni Lenape and its transformation by Dutch colonists into a dense slaveholding region. We learn about English émigré Deborah Moody, whose town of Gravesend was the first founded by a woman in America. We see how wanderlusting Yale dropout Frederick Law Olmsted used Prospect Park to anchor an open space system that was to reach back to Manhattan. And we witness Brooklyn's emergence as a playland of racetracks and amusement parks celebrated around the world. Campanella also describes Brooklyn's outsized failures, from Samuel Friede's bid to erect the world's tallest building to the long struggle to make Jamaica Bay the world's largest deepwater seaport, and the star-crossed urban renewal, public housing, and highway projects that battered the borough in the postwar era. Campanella reveals how this immigrant Promised Land drew millions, fell victim to its own social anxieties, and yet proved resilient enough to reawaken as a multicultural powerhouse and global symbol of urban vitality"--
Assigning source
Book jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campanella, Thomas J
Dewey number
974.7/23
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F129.B7
LC item number
C36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manners and customs
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Label
Brooklyn : the once and future city, Thomas J. Campanella
Instantiates
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
Contents
The natal shore -- Lady Deborah's city by the sea -- Death and the picturesque -- Yankee ways -- Whip, spur, and saddle -- The isle of offal and bones -- A house for the god of speed -- The steampunk orb -- Port of empire -- The ministry of improvement -- Salt marsh of sunken dreams -- Grand central of the air -- Paradise on the outwash plain -- Field of schemes -- The Babylonish brick kiln -- Colossus of roads -- Highway of hope -- Book of exodus -- Epilogue: Under a tungsten sun
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 533 pages
Isbn
9780691165387
Lccn
2018966370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089408144
Label
Brooklyn : the once and future city, Thomas J. Campanella
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
Contents
The natal shore -- Lady Deborah's city by the sea -- Death and the picturesque -- Yankee ways -- Whip, spur, and saddle -- The isle of offal and bones -- A house for the god of speed -- The steampunk orb -- Port of empire -- The ministry of improvement -- Salt marsh of sunken dreams -- Grand central of the air -- Paradise on the outwash plain -- Field of schemes -- The Babylonish brick kiln -- Colossus of roads -- Highway of hope -- Book of exodus -- Epilogue: Under a tungsten sun
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 533 pages
Isbn
9780691165387
Lccn
2018966370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089408144

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