The Resource The Bowery : the strange history of New York's oldest street, Stephen Paul DeVillo., (ebook)

The Bowery : the strange history of New York's oldest street, Stephen Paul DeVillo., (ebook)

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The Bowery : the strange history of New York's oldest street
Title
The Bowery
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the strange history of New York's oldest street
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Stephen Paul DeVillo.
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eng
Summary
From peglegged Peter Stuyvesant to CBGB's, the story of the Bowery reflects the history of the city that grew up around it. It was the street your mother warned you about-even if you lived in San Francisco. Long associated with skid row, saloons, freak shows, violence, and vice, the Bowery often showed the worst New York City had to offer. Yet there were times when it showed its best as well. The Bowery is New York's oldest street and Manhattan's broadest boulevard. Like the city itself, it has continually reinvented itself over the centuries. Named for the Dutch farms, or bouweries, of the area, the path's lurid character was established early when it became the site of New Amsterdam's first murder. A natural spring near the Five Points neighborhood led to breweries and taverns that became home to the gangs of New York-the "Bowery B'hoys," "Plug Uglies," and "Dead Rabbits." In the Gaslight Era, teenaged streetwalkers swallowed poison in McGurk's Suicide Hall. A brighter side to the street was reflected in places of amusement and culture over the years. A young P.T. Barnum got his start there, and Harry Houdini learned showmanship playing the music halls and dime museums. Poets, singers, hobos, gangsters, soldiers, travelers, preachers, storytellers, con-men, and reformers all gathered there. Its colorful cast of characters includes Peter Stuyvesant, Steve Brodie, Carry Nation, Stephen Foster, Stephen Crane, and even Abraham Lincoln. The Bowery: The Strange History of New York's Oldest Street traces the full story of this once notorious thoroughfare from its pre-colonial origins to the present day
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Midwest
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DeVillo, Stephen Paul
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974.7/1
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non fiction
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  • Electronic books
  • Bowery (New York, N.Y. : Street)
  • Historic sites
  • Street addresses
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
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adult
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The Bowery : the strange history of New York's oldest street, Stephen Paul DeVillo., (ebook)
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9781510726871
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT12343058
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Label
The Bowery : the strange history of New York's oldest street, Stephen Paul DeVillo., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781510726871
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12343058
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12343058
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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