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BROOKLYN: THEN AND NOW. Marcia Reiss. Pavilion Books Company Ltd., London, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Trafalgar Square Publishing, North Pomfret. 144 pp. 24 x 27 cm. ISBN 9781910496572 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: Illustrated with historic photos -- many taken well over a century ago -- and matching, full-color contemporary scenes, the book provides a visual chronicle of one of America's most intriguing places Brooklyn possesses a rich history and culture. The Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Dodgers, and Coney Island are icons as well known as Manhattan's skyline. Home to more than two million people, the borough -- one of five that comprise New York City -- has had many faces over the course of its fascinating history. Just across the East River from Manhattan, Brooklyn is an 81-one-square-mile peninsula that also borders New York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. In 1834, Brooklyn became a city in its own right and in the second half of the 19th century, a major center of industry. Its green coastline sprouted tall ships, towering grain terminals, glass and porcelain factories, and massive sugar and oil refineries -- some of the largest in the world. Thousands of immigrants -- including those from Ireland, Germany, Norway, Italy, Poland, and Russia -- poured into the city to work in the factories and refineries. Fueled by shipbuilding and industrial growth, Brooklyn became the nation's third most populous city by the time of the Civil War.
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