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Gowanus : Brooklyn's curious canal

Title
Gowanus : Brooklyn's curious canal / Joseph Alexiou.
Author
Alexiou, Joseph
Publication
New York : New York University Press, [2015]

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Description
xiv, 399 pages : illustrations; 24 cm
Alternative Title
Brooklyn's curious canal
Subjects
Genre/Form
History.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Prologue: the tale of Sludgie the Whale -- Millponds, oysters, and early origins (1636-1774) -- Bloody waters -- The Atlantic docks and basin (1812-1851) -- Sewers, railroads, and the castle on the hill (1851-1857) -- The Brooklyn Improvement Company (1858-1869) -- Foul odors and foiled plots (1870-1885) -- Industry, identity, and violence in Gowanus (1885-1898) -- Strikes, moonshine, and mobs (1902-1949) -- The fall of South Brooklyn and the brownstone revolution (1950-1981) -- Superfund me! (1981-2010) -- Epilogue.
Call Number
IRM (Brooklyn) 15-5801
ISBN
  • 9781479892945
  • 1479892947
LCCN
2015013951
OCLC
906010865
Author
Alexiou, Joseph, author.
Title
Gowanus : Brooklyn's curious canal / Joseph Alexiou.
Publisher
New York : New York University Press, [2015]
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Added Title
Brooklyn's curious canal
Research Call Number
IRM (Brooklyn) 15-5801
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