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Taming Manhattan
by Catherine McNeur
Harvard University Press, 2014
Cloth: 978-0-674-72509-6 | eISBN: 978-0-674-73598-9
Library of Congress Classification HN80.N5M36 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 307.76097471

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
From 1815 to 1865, as city blocks encroached on farmland to accommodate Manhattan’s exploding population, prosperous New Yorkers developed new ideas about what an urban environment should contain—ideas that poorer immigrants resisted. As Catherine McNeur shows, taming Manhattan came at the cost of amplifying environmental and economic disparities.

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