Brooklyn in the 1920's

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Overview
Now home to approximately 2.5 million people, Brooklynis one of the five boroughs that make up the City of NewYork. It was during the 1920s that Brooklyn experiencedsome monumental changes in the early motorized world ofcars, trucks, buses, and trains. In this decade, Brooklyn sawthe construction of the world's largest promenade, the ConeyIsland Boardwalk, as well as the construction of most of thehomes that still exist in Brooklyn. The 1920s also broughtBrooklyn's sewers and paved roads. Slowly but surely, farmsand gardens began to vanish in the name of progress. Brooklynbecame a refuge for many. It offered the opportunity forpeaceful living in a growing urban society.Discover the people and places of Brooklyn in a decade ofgrowth and prosperity, and travel back to the beginnings ofa diverse community with a rich ethnic heritage. Join EricIerardi in this celebration of a unique American city with afascinating past. Brooklyn in the 1920s is sure to appeal to bothresidents and newcomers and will serve as a valuable tool inteaching the history of Brooklyn to future generations.
Details
ISBN: 9780738590059
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Brooklyn in the 1920s is a vivid collection of images of one of the most progressive periods in the history of Brooklyn, New York. Originally a city unto itself and at one time the fourth largest in America, Brooklyn became a borough of New York in 1898. Historian and educator Eric Ierardi explores the colorful past of this ever growing community in an unprecedented pictorial collection.