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The Story of Manhattan
By Charles Hemstreet
Charles Scribner's Sons
Here the history of New York City is told as a story, in few words. The effort has been to make it accurate and interesting. The illustrations are largely from old prints and wood engravings. Few dates are used. Instead, a Table of Events has been added which can readily be referred to. The Index to Chapters also gives the years in which the story of each chapter occurs.
INDEX to CHAPTERS
LIST of ILLUSTRATIONS
CHAPTER I. The Adventures of Henry Hudson.
From 1609 to 1612
CHAPTER II. The First Traders on the Island.
From 1612 to 1625
CHAPTER III. Peter Minuit, First of the Dutch Governors.
From 1626 to 1633
CHAPTER IV. Walter Van Twiller, Second of the Dutch Governors.
From 1633 to 1637
CHAPTER V. William Kieft and the War with the Indians.
From 1637 to 1647
CHAPTER VI. Peter Stuyvesant, the Last of the Dutch Governors.
From 1647 to 1664
CHAPTER VII. New York Under the English and the Dutch.
From 1664 to 1674
CHAPTER VIII. Something About the Bolting Act.
From 1674 to 1688
CHAPTER IX. The Stirring Times of Jacob Leisler.
From 1688 to 1691
CHAPTER X. The Sad End of Jacob Leisler.
The Year 1691
CHAPTER XI. Governor Fletcher and the Privateers.
From 1692 to 1696
CHAPTER XII. Containing the True Life of Captain Kidd.
From 1696 to 1702
CHAPTER XIII. Lord Cornbury makes Himself very Unpopular.
From 1702 to 1708
CHAPTER XIV. Lord Lovelace and Robert Hunter.
From 1708 to 1720
CHAPTER XV. Governor Burnet and the French Traders.
From 1720 to 1732
CHAPTER XVI. The Trial of Zenger, the Printer.
From 1732 to 1736
CHAPTER XVII. Concerning the Negro Plot.
From 1736 to 1743
CHAPTER XVIII. The Tragic Death of Sir Danvers Osborne.
From 1743 to 1753
CHAPTER XIX. The Beginning of Discontent.
From 1753 to 1763
CHAPTER XX. The Story of the Stamp Act.
From 1763 to 1765
CHAPTER XXI. The Beginning of Revolution.
From 1765 to 1770
CHAPTER XXII. Fighting the Tax on Tea.
From 1770 to 1774
CHAPTER XXIII. The Sons of Liberty at Turtle Bay.
From 1774 to 1775
CHAPTER XXIV. The War of the Revolution.
In the Year 1775
CHAPTER XXV. A Battle on Long Island.
The Year 1776
CHAPTER XXVI. The British Occupy New York.
The Year 1776 (Continued)
CHAPTER XXVII. The Battle of Harlem Heights.
The Year 1776 (Continued)
CHAPTER XXVIII. The British Fail to Sweep Everything Before Them.
From 1776 to 1777
CHAPTER XXIX. New York a Prison House.
From 1777 to 1783
CHAPTER XXX. After the War.
From 1783 to 1788
CHAPTER XXXI. The First President of the United States.
The Year 1788
CHAPTER XXXII. The Welcome to George Washington.
The Year 1789
CHAPTER XXXIII. Concerning the Tammany Society and Burr's Bank.
From 1789 to 1800
CHAPTER XXXIV. More about Hamilton and Burr.
From 1801 to 1804
CHAPTER XXXV. Robert Fulton Builds a Steam-Boat.
From 1805 to 1807
CHAPTER XXXVI. The City Plan.
From 1807 to 1814
CHAPTER XXXVII. The Story of the Erie Canal.
From 1814 to 1825
CHAPTER XXXVIII. The Building of the Croton Aqueduct.
From 1825 to 1845
CHAPTER XXXIX. Professor Morse and the Telegraph.
From 1845 to 1878
CHAPTER XL. The Greater New York.
To the Present Time
TABLE of EVENTS
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