Life In The Bronx Series
For the past 20 years, The Bronx County Historical Society has been at work on a history of life in the borough series. In 1979, the first book, The Beautiful Bronx: 1920-1950 was published, and this was followed in 1985 by The Bronx In The Innocent Years: 1890-1925, and then in 1992 by The Bronx It Was Only Yesterday: 1935 - 1965. In 2000, The Birth of The Bronx 1609-1900 becomes the fourth in the series. Splendid works of social history, "The Life in The Bronx" series provides an engaging portrait of the mainland section of New York City at various turning points in the development of America's growing urban society.
The fourth book in the Life in The Bronx Series: The Birth of The Bronx: 1609-1900. This work begins with the first written eyewitness accounts of the area that became The Bronx. Letters, diaries, and personal reminiscences, through the centuries to the "Birth" of The Bronx, when the greater city of New York was established. This work touches on the hardship, the daring, the glory, and the day to day living of the people who helped make The Bronx what is today.
It features wonderful prints, drawings, maps, and photographs.
Hardcover: 182 pages
Publisher: Bronx County Historical Soc; 1st edition (December 2000)
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.8 inches