New York History (state)
The history of the state of New York, from its days as an Iroquois and Lenape homeland to its modern status as an American financial powerhouse.
- Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace - Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (The History of New York City)
- Diane Ravitch - The Great School Wars: A History of the New York City Public Schools
- Edward Robb Ellis - The Epic of New York City: A Narrative History
- Charles R. Geisst - Wall Street: A History
- Eric W. Sanderson - Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City
- Mike Dash - The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder, and the Birth of the American Mafia
- Carol Sheriff - The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862
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.
- 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.
- 1792 - Twenty-four stock brokers sign the Buttonwood Agreement, creating what is now known as the New York Stock Exchange.
- 1807 - The first steamboat line is opened between New York City and Albany.
- 1863 - The New York Draft Riots are the largest civil disturbance in United States history.
- 1872 - "Honest John" Kelly becomes the first Irish leader of the Tammany Hall political machine in New York, after the downfall of Boss Tweed.
- c.1880 - Another great wave of immigration from Europe begins. Irish, Italians, Polish, Czechs, Slavs, and European Jews all diversify the nation's heritage.
- 1898 - The Five Boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx) are consolidated into the current boundaries of New York City.
- 1911 - Triangle Shirtwaist Fire kills 146 female workers, mainly Jewish and Italian immigrants.
- 1919-1930s - The Harlem Renaissance flowers in New York, featuring Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Dubois, and others.
- 1929 - A steep crash in the stock market precipitates the Great Depression.
- 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.
- 1975 - New York is infamously forced to take federal loans to avoid bankruptcy in what is considered the city's low point. A period of revitalization begins in the 1980s.
- 2001 - Terrorist attacks topple the World Trade Center on September 11.