Staten Island: Isle of the Bay

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Arcadia Publishing, 2004 - Всего страниц: 159
Lying at the entrance to one of the world's greatest natural harbors, Staten Island has been a most alluring destination ever since Giovanni da Verrazano set eyes upon it in 1524. Even before Colonial times the borough played a significant role in our nation's development economically, culturally, and historically. From Revolutionary battles to Civil War draft riots, while hosting iconic businesses or creating inspiration for the likes of Olmsted and Thoreau, the island has cultivated a prolific and distinguished past that reflects the passion of the American spirit.
 

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Acknowledgments
6
Introduction
8
A Cultural Crossroads
9
English Rule
19
The Revolution
29
A New Nation
41
The Civil War
55
New York City and the Cosmopolitan
111
Building Bridges
119
Population Statistics
137
Old Place Names
139
Chronology
147
Bibliography
155
Index
157
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Author Margaret Lundrigan takes her readers into the elements and stories responsible for molding Staten Island into the compelling borough it is today. Through each century, she weaves a tapestry of people and issues into a comprehensive narrative that gives life to this community's rich heritage.

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