New York Modern

The Arts and the City


Author: William B. Scott,Peter M. Rutkoff

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801867934

Category: Art

Page: 472

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"This history is as lively as its subject, clarifying the genealogy of the successive rebellions that marked the unfolding of modernism." -- New Yorker

New York City Mission Society


Author: Paul Romita

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738513355

Category: History

Page: 96

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Established in 1812, New York City Mission Society is one of the nation's oldest private social services organizations. During its long history, Mission Society has established a reputation for innovative, needs-responsive programming. Its board, staff, and programs helped launch such well-known organizations as the Community Service Society and the Fresh Air Fund. Mission Society also developed New York City's first visiting nurse service, first branch libraries in communities of need, and first sleep-away camp for African American children. Today, it remains one of the most respected social service organizations in New York City, improving the quality of life for thousands of children and families each year. New York City Mission Society captures the richness of the organization's history and the spirit of charity that has defined its work since the beginning. The images and accompanying captions explore the various individuals, programs, and services that have distinguished Mission Society in the hearts and minds of New Yorkers for nearly two hundred years. Highlights include photographs of early Mission Society leaders such as William Earl Dodge and Lucy S. Bainbridge, President Harry S. Truman's 1948 letter congratulating the organization on its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary, and vintage views of programs like the City Mission Cadet Corp and Camp Minisink.

Governing New York State


Author: Jeffrey M. Stonecash,John Kenneth White,Peter W. Colby

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791417904

Category: Political Science

Page: 395

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This new edition of Governing New York State (formerly New York State Today) provides the latest on New York State politics, government, and public policies. The text is two-thirds new material. Covered for the first time are racial politics in New York, political conflict, the press, tax policy, environmental issues, and transportation policy. While continuing to provide a comprehensive introduction to New York State politics and government, the third edition contains fewer, more in-depth articles.

New York City Cartmen, 1667-1850


Author: Graham Russell Gao Hodges

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814724612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

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The cartmen—unskilled workers who hauled goods on one horsecarts—were perhaps the most important labor group in early American cities. The forerunners of the Teamsters Union, these white-frocked laborers moved almost all of the nation’s possessions, touching the lives of virtually every American. New York City Cartmen, 1667–1850 tells the story of this vital group of laborers. Besides documenting the cartmen’s history, the book also demonstrates the tremendous impact of government intervention into the American economy via the creation of labor laws. The cartmen possessed a hard-nosed political awareness, and because they transported essential goods, they achieved a status in New York City far above their skills or financial worth. Civic support and discrimination helped the cartmen create a community all their own. The cartmen's culture and their relationship with New York's municipal government are the direct ancestors of the city's fabled taxicab drivers. But this book is about the city itself. It is a stirring street-level account of the growth of New York, growth made possible by the efforts of the cartmen and other unskilled laborers. Containing 23 black-and-white illustrations, New York City Cartmen is informative reading for social, urban, and labor historians.

New-York, Past, Present, and Future

Comprising a History of the City of New-York, a Description of Its Present Condition and an Estimate of Its Future Increase


Author: Ezekiel Porter Belden

Publisher: N.A


Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: 125

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