New York City and the Men Behind America's Economic Dominance, 1860-1900
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, New York City was an undistinguished town, competing with Philadelphia and Boston to be America's dominant port city. Just two generations later, it had built itself into the country's powerhouse center of trade and finance. Capital City relates the story of this remarkable transformation, combining political and urban history with a colorful cast of characters to chronicle how Gotham's Gilded Age reshaped the nation and molded our present-day economy.
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Hidden Likeness: Photographer Emmet Gowin at the Morgan