The Park and the People: An Introduction Roy Rosenzweig

The Park and the People: An Introduction

Author: Roy Rosenzweig
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Book Title
The Park and the People: An Introduction
Author
Roy Rosenzweig
ISBN
9780801497513
This exemplary social history (Kirkus Reviews) is the first full-scale account of Central Park ever published. Elizabeth Blackmar and Roy Rosenzweig tell the story of Central Park's people--the merchants and landowners who launched the project; the immigrant and African-American residents who were displaced by the park; the politicians, gentlemen, and artists who disputed its design and operation; the German gardeners, Irish laborers, and Yankee engineers who built it; and the generations of New Yorkers for whom Central Park was their only backyard. In tracing the park's history, Blackmar and Rosenzweig give us the history of New York, and bring to life larger issues about the meaning of the word public in a democratic society.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Roy Rosenzweig, Elizabeth BlackmarPublisher: Cornell University PressPublished: 10/15/1998ISBN: 9780801497513Pages: 600Weight: 2.14lbsSize: 9.33h x 6.60w x 1.35d

This exemplary social history (Kirkus Reviews) is the first full-scale account of Central Park ever published. Elizabeth Blackmar and Roy Rosenzweig tell the story of Central Park's people--the merchants and landowners who launched the project; the immigrant and African-American residents who were displaced by the park; the politicians, gentlemen, and artists who disputed its design and operation; the German gardeners, Irish laborers, and Yankee engineers who built it; and the generations of New Yorkers for whom Central Park was their only backyard. In tracing the park's history, Blackmar and Rosenzweig give us the history of New York, and bring to life larger issues about the meaning of the word public in a democratic society.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Roy Rosenzweig, Elizabeth Blackmar
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Published: 10/15/1998
ISBN: 9780801497513
Pages: 600
Weight: 2.14lbs
Size: 9.33h x 6.60w x 1.35d

This exemplary social history (Kirkus Reviews) is the first full-scale account of Central Park ever published. Elizabeth Blackmar and Roy Rosenzweig tell the story of Central Park's people--the merchants and landowners who launched the project; the immigrant and African-American residents who were displaced by the park; the politicians, gentlemen, and artists who disputed its design and operation; the German gardeners, Irish laborers, and Yankee engineers who built it; and the generations of New Yorkers for whom Central Park was their only backyard. In tracing the park's history, Blackmar and Rosenzweig give us the history of New York, and bring to life larger issues about the meaning of the word public in a democratic society.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Roy Rosenzweig, Elizabeth Blackmar
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Published: 10/15/1998
ISBN: 9780801497513
Pages: 600
Weight: 2.14lbs
Size: 9.33h x 6.60w x 1.35d