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The Story of Manhattan

The Story of Manhattan by Charles Hemstreet
By: (1866-?)

The history of New York City is told as a story, in few words. It begins with Henry Hudson's discovery of Manhattan in 1609. And it finishes in 1898 when the island of Manhattan becomes the Borough of Manhattan of Greater New York.

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Here the history of New York City is told as a story, in few words. The effort has been to make it accurate and interesting. The illustrations are largely from old prints and wood engravings. Few dates are used. Instead, a Table of Events has been added which can readily be referred to. The Index to Chapters also gives the years in which the story of each chapter occurs.


CHAPTER I. The Adventures of Henry Hudson. From 1609 to 1612

CHAPTER II. The First Traders on the Island. From 1612 to 1625

CHAPTER III. Peter Minuit, First of the Dutch Governors. From 1626 to 1633

CHAPTER IV. Walter Van Twiller, Second of the Dutch Governors. From 1633 to 1637

CHAPTER V. William Kieft and the War with the Indians. From 1637 to 1647

CHAPTER VI. Peter Stuyvesant, the Last of the Dutch Governors. From 1647 to 1664

CHAPTER VII. New York Under the English and the Dutch... Continue reading book >>

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