Brooklyn: The Once and Future City (Paperback)

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An unprecedented history of Brooklyn, told through its places, buildings, and the people who made them, from the early seventeenth century to today

America's most storied urban underdog, Brooklyn has become an internationally recognized brand in recent decades--celebrated and scorned as one of the hippest destinations in the world. In Brooklyn: The Once and Future City, Thomas J. Campanella tells the rich history of the rise, fall, and reinvention of one of the world's most resurgent cities. Brooklyn-born Campanella recounts the creation of places familiar and long forgotten, bringing to life the individuals whose dreams, visions, rackets, and schemes forged the city we know today. He reveals how this immigrant Promised Land drew millions, fell victim to its own social anxieties, and yet proved resilient enough to reawaken as a multicultural powerhouse and global symbol of urban vitality.

About the Author

Thomas J. Campanella is associate professor of urban studies and city planning at Cornell University and historian-in-residence of the New York City Parks Department. His books include Republic of Shade and The Concrete Dragon. Twitter @builtbrooklyn
Product Details
ISBN: 9780691208619
ISBN-10: 0691208611
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: August 18th, 2020
Pages: 552
Language: English