City of Sedition Book PDF

City of Sedition

  • Author : John Strausbaugh
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781455584192

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City of Sedition Book Description :

WINNER OF THE FLETCHER PRATT AWARD FOR BEST NON-FICTION BOOK OF 2016 In a single definitive narrative, CITY OF SEDITION tells the spellbinding story of the huge-and hugely conflicted-role New York City played in the Civil War. No city was more of a help to Abraham Lincoln and the Union war effort, or more of a hindrance. No city raised more men, money, and materiel for the war, and no city raised more hell against it. It was a city of patriots, war heroes, and abolitionists, but simultaneously a city of antiwar protest, draft resistance, and sedition. Without his New York supporters, it's highly unlikely Lincoln would have made it to the White House. Yet, because of the city's vital and intimate business ties to the Cotton South, the majority of New Yorkers never voted for him and were openly hostile to him and his politics. Throughout the war New York City was a nest of antiwar "Copperheads" and a haven for deserters and draft dodgers. New Yorkers would react to Lincoln's wartime policies with the deadliest rioting in American history. The city's political leaders would create a bureaucracy solely devoted to helping New Yorkers evade service in Lincoln's army. Rampant war profiteering would create an entirely new class of New York millionaires, the "shoddy aristocracy." New York newspapers would be among the most vilely racist and vehemently antiwar in the country. Some editors would call on their readers to revolt and commit treason; a few New Yorkers would answer that call. They would assist Confederate terrorists in an attempt to burn their own city down, and collude with Lincoln's assassin. Here in CITY OF SEDITION, a gallery of fascinating New Yorkers comes to life, the likes of Horace Greeley, Walt Whitman, Julia Ward Howe, Boss Tweed, Thomas Nast, Matthew Brady, and Herman Melville. This book follows the fortunes of these figures and chronicles how many New Yorkers seized the opportunities the conflict presented to amass capital, create new industries, and e

Victory City Book PDF

Victory City

  • Author : John Strausbaugh
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-12-04
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781455567461

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From John Strausbaugh, author of City of Sedition and The Village, comes the definitive history of Gotham during the World War II era. New York City during World War II wasn't just a place of servicemen, politicians, heroes, G.I. Joes and Rosie the Riveters, but also of quislings and saboteurs; of Nazi, Fascist, and Communist sympathizers; of war protesters and conscientious objectors; of gangsters and hookers and profiteers; of latchkey kids and bobby-soxers, poets and painters, atomic scientists and atomic spies. While the war launched and leveled nations, spurred economic growth, and saw the rise and fall of global Fascism, New York City would eventually emerge as the new capital of the world. From the Gilded Age to VJ-Day, an array of fascinating New Yorkers rose to fame, from Mayor Fiorello La Guardia to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Langston Hughes to Joe Louis, to Robert Moses and Joe DiMaggio. In Victory City, John Strausbaugh returns to tell the story of New York City's war years with the same richness, depth, and nuance he brought to his previous books, City of Sedition and The Village, providing readers with a groundbreaking new look into the greatest city on earth during the most transformative -- and costliest -- war in human history.

Johnson s  revised  Universal Cyclopaedia Book PDF

Johnson s revised Universal Cyclopaedia

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1890
  • Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:35112104921475

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Sicily Book PDF

Sicily

  • Author : John Murray (Firm)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1890
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101064490483

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The Modern City Book PDF

The Modern City

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1920
  • Genre : Municipal government
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015080261871

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The History of Philosophy Book PDF

The History of Philosophy

  • Author : Thomas Stanley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1660
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : BL:A0021642604

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Americanized Encyclopaedia Britannica Book PDF

Americanized Encyclopaedia Britannica

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1890
  • Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015027438681

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Ruth Psalm LXIII Book PDF

Ruth Psalm LXIII

  • Author : William Jenks
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1847
  • Genre : Bible
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : IND:30000091671044

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The Holy Bible Book PDF

The Holy Bible

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1817
  • Genre : Bible
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : SRLF:D0003431715

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The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus Translated from the Original Greek According to Havercamp s Accurate Edition Together with Large Notes and Proper Observations By William Whiston Book Description :

Sedition Book PDF

Sedition

  • Author : Katharine Grant
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2014-01-16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781405529730

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Sedition Book Description :

Motherless Alathea Sawneyford, her charms grown disturbing as she rebels against her father, has made the city's streets her own, while Annie Cantabile is constrained, by her own disfigurement and her father, to his pianoforte workshop under the shadow of Tyburn gibbet. One afternoon the dusty workshop receives a visitor. A man, representing an unscrupulous band of City speculators, Alathea's father among them, require a pianoforte and its charming teacher to find titled husbands for all their daughters: sisters Evelina and Marianne; stolid Harriet and pale, pining Georgiana. It seems an innocent enough plan but these are subversive times and perhaps even a drawing-room piano lesson isn't exactly what it seems. All of which will suit Alathea perfectly. Fierce and bawdy, uproarious and exquisite, Sedition takes its plot at a racing gallop: bold, beautiful and captivating, it is a narrative masterpiece.

The Poetical Works of Robert Browning Book PDF

The Poetical Works of Robert Browning

  • Author : Robert Browning
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1889
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433067366918

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Red Cotton Night cap Country Book PDF

Red Cotton Night cap Country

  • Author : Robert Browning
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1887
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044086845401

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