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The Resource How New York became American, 1890-1924, Angela M. Blake, (electronic resource)

How New York became American, 1890-1924, Angela M. Blake, (electronic resource)

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How New York became American, 1890-1924
Title
How New York became American, 1890-1924
Statement of responsibility
Angela M. Blake
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Language
eng
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MdBmJHUP
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Blake, Angela M
Dewey number
974.7/1
LC call number
F128.5
LC item number
.B59 2006
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  • Architecture
  • Tourism
  • City planning
  • City and town life
  • Public opinion
  • National characteristics, American
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
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For many Americans at the turn of the twentieth century and into the 1920s, the city of New York conjured dark images of crime, poverty, and the desperation of crowded immigrants. In How New York Became American, 1890--1924 Angela Blake explores how advertising professionals and savvy business leaders "reinvented" the city, creating a brand image of New York that capitalized on the trend toward pleasure travel. Blake examines the ways in which these early boosters built on the attention drawn to the city and its exotic populations to craft an image of New York City as America writ urban -- a place where the arts flourished, diverse peoples lived together boisterously but peacefully, and where one could enjoy a visit. Drawing on a wide range of textual and visual primary sources, Blake guides the reader through New York's many civic identities, from the first generation of New York skyscrapers and their role in "Americanizing" the city to the promotion of Midtown as the city's definitive public face. Her study ranges from the late 1890s into the early twentieth century, when the United States suddenly emerged as an imperial power, and the nation's industry, commerce, and culture stood poised to challenge Europe's global dominance. New York, the nation's largest city, became the de facto capital of American culture. Social reformers and tourism boosters, keen to see America's cities rival those of France or Britain, jockeyed for financial and popular support. Blake weaves a compelling story of a city's struggle for metropolitan and national status and its place in the national imagination
Label
How New York became American, 1890-1924, Angela M. Blake, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-229) and index
Contents
  • Reforming New York's image in the 1890s -- Tourism and New York's image in the 1890s -- Architecture, Americanism, and a "new" New York, 1900-1919 -- New York is not America : immigrants and tourists in post-World War I New York -- Brand New York : making midtown in the 1920s
  • Reforming New York's image in the 1890s -- Tourism and New York's image in the 1890s -- Architecture, Americanism, and a "new" New York, 1900-1919 -- New York is not America : immigrants and tourists in post-World War I New York -- Brand New York : making midtown in the 1920s
  • Reforming New York's image in the 1890s -- Tourism and New York's image in the 1890s -- Architecture, Americanism, and a "new" New York, 1900-1919 -- New York is not America : immigrants and tourists in post-World War I New York -- Brand New York : making midtown in the 1920s
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000474812
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 242 p. :)
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780801888748
Other physical details
ill., maps ;
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000474812
Label
How New York became American, 1890-1924, Angela M. Blake, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-229) and index
Contents
  • Reforming New York's image in the 1890s -- Tourism and New York's image in the 1890s -- Architecture, Americanism, and a "new" New York, 1900-1919 -- New York is not America : immigrants and tourists in post-World War I New York -- Brand New York : making midtown in the 1920s
  • Reforming New York's image in the 1890s -- Tourism and New York's image in the 1890s -- Architecture, Americanism, and a "new" New York, 1900-1919 -- New York is not America : immigrants and tourists in post-World War I New York -- Brand New York : making midtown in the 1920s
  • Reforming New York's image in the 1890s -- Tourism and New York's image in the 1890s -- Architecture, Americanism, and a "new" New York, 1900-1919 -- New York is not America : immigrants and tourists in post-World War I New York -- Brand New York : making midtown in the 1920s
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000474812
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 242 p. :)
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780801888748
Other physical details
ill., maps ;
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000474812

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