New York History (city)
From its beginnings as New Amsterdam, the city of New York has always been a commercial center of American life. It's now the largest city in the U.S.
- Mark Goldman - City on the Edge: Buffalo, New York, 1900 - present
- Robert Moses - The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
- Francis Jennings - The Ambiguous Iroquois Empire: The Covenant Chain Confederation of Indian Tribes with English Colonies
- Gerard Koeppel - Bond of Union: Building the Erie Canal and the American Empire
- Mario Puzo - The Godfather
- The Godfather Part II
- Nancy Isenberg - Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr
Few of the nation's founders have been marginalized more than Aaron Burr. Was there something more to the man who shot and killed Alexander Hamilton?
- c.10000 B.C. - First people arrive on what is now the East Coast of the United States.
- 1450-1600 - The Iroquois League is formed, uniting 5 tribes near Lake Erie and Lake Huron. The League becomes a powerful, expansionist force in the region.
- 1626 - Manhattan Island purchased from Lenape tribe. New Amsterdam (now New York) had been founded a year earlier.
- 1735 - The trial of John Peter Zenger in New York establishes important precedents for free speech and press.
- 1777 - The Battles of Saratoga end with a decisive American victory, marking a key turning point in the Revolutionary War.
- 1807 - The first steamboat line is opened between New York City and Albany.
- 1825 - The Erie Canal opens and revolutionizes the New York and Midwest economies. New York City secures its role as America's commercial capital.
- 1839 - The Anti-Rent War breaks out as tenants along the Hudson rebel against the vestiges of the Dutch patroon system.
- 1863 - The New York Draft Riots are the largest civil disturbance in United States history.
- c.1880 - Another great wave of immigration from Europe begins. Irish, Italians, Polish, Czechs, Slavs, and European Jews all diversify the nation's heritage.
- 1929 - A steep crash in the stock market precipitates the Great Depression.
- 1947 - Construction of Levittown begins on Long Island. It is the first mass-produced suburb and becomes an archetype for postwar development.
- 1950s - The population of Buffalo begins a rapid decline, anticipating that of other industrial cities in the North.
- 1969 - Stonewall Riots in New York become rallying point for gay community. The first Pride Parade is held on June 28th, 1970 to commemorate the one-year anniversary.
- 2001 - Terrorist attacks topple the World Trade Center on September 11.