Staten Island: Isle of the Bay

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Lying at the entrance to one of the world's greatest natural harbors, Staten Island has been a most alluring destination ever since Giovanni da Verrazano set eyes upon it in 1524. Even before Colonial times the borough played a significant role in our nation's development economically, culturally, and historically. From Revolutionary battles to Civil War draft riots, while hosting iconic businesses or creating inspiration for the likes of Olmsted and Thoreau, the island has cultivated a prolific and distinguished past that reflects the passion of the American spirit.
ISBN: 9780738524436
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Making of America
Images: 200
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Author Margaret Lundrigan takes her readers into the elements and stories responsible for molding Staten Island into the compelling borough it is today. Through each century, she weaves a tapestry of people and issues into a comprehensive narrative that gives life to this community's rich heritage.