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City of dreams: the 400-year epic history of immigrant New York

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A defining American story of millions of immigrants, hundreds of languages, and one great city New York has been America's city of immigrants for nearly four centuries. Growing from Peter Minuit's tiny settlement of 1626 to one with more than three million immigrants today, the city has always been a magnet for transplants from all over the globe. It is only fitting that the United States, a "nation of immigrants," is home to the only world city built primarily by immigration. More immigrants have entered the United States through New York than through all other entry points combined, making New York's immigrant saga a quintessentially American story. City of Dreams is the long-overdue, inspiring, and defining account of New York's both famous and forgotten immigrants: the young man from the Caribbean who relocated to New York and became a Founding Father; an Italian immigrant who toiled for years at railroad track maintenance before achieving his dream of becoming a nationally renowned poet; Russian-born Emma Goldman, who condoned the murder of American industrialists as a means of aiding downtrodden workers; Dominican immigrant Oscar de la Renta,who dressed first ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama. Over ten years in the making, Tyler Anbinder's story is one of innovators and artists, revolutionaries and rioters, staggering deprivation and soaring triumphs. Today's immigrants are really no different from those who have come to America in centuries past--and their story has never before been told with such breadth of scope, lavish research, and resounding spirit.
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Full title city of dreams the 400 year epic history of immigrant new york
Author anbinder tyler
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"Told brilliantly, even unforgettably ... An American story, one that belongs to all of us." — Boston Globe
"A richly textured guide to the history of our immigrant nation's pinnacle immigrant city has managed to enter the stage during an election season that has resurrected this historically fraught topic in all its fierceness." — New York Times Book Review


New York has been America's city of immigrants for nearly four centuries. Growing from Peter Minuit's tiny settlement of 1626 to a clamorous metropolis with more than three million immigrants today, the city has always been a magnet for transplants from all over the globe. City of Dreams is the long-overdue, inspiring, and defining account of New York's immigrants, both famous and forgotten: the young man from the Caribbean who relocated to New York and became a founding father; Russian-born Emma Goldman, who condoned the murder of American industrialists as a means of aiding downtrodden workers; Dominican immigrant Oscar de la Renta, who dressed first ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama. Over ten years in the making, Tyler Anbinder's story is one of innovators and artists, revolutionaries and rioters, staggering deprivation and soaring triumphs. In so many ways, today's immigrants are just like those who came to America in centuries past—and their stories have never before been told with such breadth of scope, lavish research, and resounding spirit.

"A masterful achievement, City of Dreams is the definitive account of the American origin story, as told through our premier metropolis. Bold, exhaustive, always surprising, Anbinder's book is a wonderful reminder of how we came to be who we are." — Timothy Egan, best-selling author of The Immortal Irishman

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography, Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- History, New York (N.Y.) -- Emigration and immigration -- History, New York (N.Y.) -- History
title_display City of dreams : the 400-year epic history of immigrant New York
title_full City of Dreams The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York, City of dreams : the 400-year epic history of immigrant New York / Tyler Anbinder, City of dreams [sound recording] : the 400-year epic history of immigrant New York / Tyler Anbinder
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title_sub the 400-year epic history of immigrant New York
topic_facet Emigration and immigration, History, Immigrants, Nonfiction