Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island

By: Jennifer Thermes

From before its earliest settlement to the vibrant metropolis that exists today, the island of Manhattan has always been a place of struggle, growth, and radical transformation. Humans, history, and natural events have shaped this tiny sliver of land for more than 400 years. In Manhattan, travel back in time to discover how a small rodent began an era of rapid change for the island. Learn about immigration, the slave trade, and the people who built New York City. See how a street plan projected the city’s future, and how epic fires and storms led to major feats of engineering above and below ground. Through dramatic illustrations, informative sidebars, and detailed maps inspired by historic archives, Manhattan explores the rich history that still draws people from all around the world to the island’s shores today. From The Battery downtown up to Inwood, every inch of the island has a story to tell.

Afterword. Time line. Selected sources. Full-color illustrations were created using watercolor, colored pencil, and ink.

ISBN: 9781419736551

JLG Release: Sep 2019

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Topics: History of Manhattan , New York City , Maps , Islands , City and urban life , Lenape Indians

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History of Manhattan, New York City, Maps, Islands, City and urban life, Lenape Indians,

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