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The Park and the People : A History of Central Park

Rosenzweig, Roy; Blackmar, Elizabeth

Published by Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1992
ISBN 10: 0801425166 / ISBN 13: 9780801425165
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Title: The Park and the People : A History of ...

Publisher: Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Edition: First printing.


Yellow cloth boards with green spine lettering. Spine lettering is lightly rubbed but still readable. Green endpapers. Illustrated with b/w photos. Clean & tight. NO markings. Dj has minor edge and shelfwear. Bookseller Inventory # 4600

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Synopsis: 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.

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