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Author Wallace, Mike, 1942- author.

Title Greater Gotham : a history of New York City from 1898 to 1919 / Mike Wallace.

Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  974.7104 WALL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 1182 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Series Gotham ; [2]
Gotham ; 2.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Part one. Consolidations and contradictions -- Mergers -- Acquisitions -- Consolidation -- Wall Street -- Critics and crisis -- Who rules New York? -- Part two. Construction and connection -- Sky boom -- Arteries -- Ligaments -- Housing -- Industrial and commercial city -- Part three. Cultures -- Acropoli -- Show biz -- Popular cultures -- Seeing New York -- Part four. Confrontations -- Progressives -- Repressives -- Union town -- Radicals -- Bending gender -- Black metropolis -- Insurgent art -- Part five. Wars -- Over there? -- Over here.
Summary "In Greater Gotham Mike Wallace, co-author of GOTHAM, picks up the story of New York at the critical juncture of 1898 and carries it forward during the period when it became not just the country's greatest urban center but a megapolis on an international scale, and with global reach. Between consolidation and the end of World War One, New York was transformed and transforming, mirroring the juggernauting dynamism of the country at large--and largely fueling it. The names of two its streets encapsulate the degree of the city's preeminence: Wall Street and Broadway. Greater Gotham reveals the workings of the city's consolidation; the emerging hegemony of its financial markets, which effectively reconstructed U.S. capitalism; the influx of migrants from other continents and from the American South; the development of its massive infrastructure--subways and waterways and electrical grid; and New York's growing dominance over the arts, media, and entertainment. It captures and illuminates the swings of prosperity and downturn, from the 1898 skyscraper-driven boom, to the Bankers' Panic of 1907, to the labor upheavals and repressions during and after the World War One. By 1920, New York was the second-largest city in the world and arguably its new capital"--Provided by publisher.
Other author Burrows, Edwin G., 1943-2018. Gotham.
Subject New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951.
ISBN 9780195116359 (hardcover ;) (acid-free paper)
0195116356 (hardcover ;) (acid-free paper)