History of the City of New York: Its Origin, Rise and Progress, Vol. 2 by Martha J. LambBurton Harrison History of the City of New York: Its Origin, Rise and Progress, Vol. 2
by Martha J. Lamb
Burton Harrison

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George III and his Lords denounced New York as "rebellious."... The freedom of the New York press, the action of the New York Assembly... provoked universal apprehension. -from Chapter XXIX: Foreshadowing of the Revolution From the social and civic instability of pre-Revolutionary Manhattan to the first presidential inauguration of George Washington in New York-the new nation's new capital-in 1787, this second volume of an extraordinary three-volume history of New York remains an informative and entertaining resource today. Volume 2 rings with dramatic stories of a city in upheaval during a time of war, a city-biography fraught with tales of epidemic and quarantine, riots and battles, political intrigue and sedition. Numerous captivating illustrations depict: . historic Fraunces Tavern . the Great Tea Meeting of 1773 . reading of the Declaration of Independence at City Hall . adoption of the Federal Constitution . Washington taking the oath . and dozens more. Originally published from 1877 to 1881, this is a delight to browse-for history buffs and lovers of the grand metropolis alike. Also available from Cosimo Classics: Martha J. Lamb's Wall Street in History. American historian MARTHA J. LAMB (d. circa 1892) was a prolific author, publishing children's books, novels, short stories, and magazine articles, as well as serving as editor of the Magazine of American History. Active in charitable organizations, she founded Chicago's Home for Friendless and Half-Orphan Asylum, and was secretary of the city's first Sanitary Fair in 1863. MRS. BURTON HARRISON, née Constance Cary (1843-1920), was the wife of Burton Novell Harrison, personal secretary to Jefferson Davis. Recollections Grave and Gay (1911), her autobiography, relates her childhood in pre-Civil War Virginia and her experience as a young adult there during the war

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  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics
  • ISBN-10: 1-59605-284-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-59605-284-0
  • Amazon.com Sales Rank #5182398
  • Published on: November 01, 2005
  • Number of items: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 584 pages

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