A People's Guide to New York City (Volume 5) (A People's Guide Series)

A People's Guide to New York City (Volume 5) (A People's Guide Series) by Carolina Bank Muoz, Penny Lewis, Emily Tumpson Molina 0520289579 9780520289574
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This alternative guidebook for one of the worlds most popular tourist destinations explores all five boroughs to reveal a peoples New York City.

The sites and stories of A Peoples Guide to New York City shift our perception of what defines New York, placing the passion, determination, defeats, and victories of its people at the core. Delving into the histories of New Yorks five boroughs, you will encounter enslaved Africans in revolt, women marching for equality, workers on strike, musicians and performers claiming streets for their art, and neighbors organizing against landfills and industrial toxins and in support of affordable housing and public schools. The streetscapes that emerge from these groups struggles bear the traces, and this book shows you where to look to find them.

New York City is a preeminent global city, serving as the headquarters for hundreds of multinational firms and a world-renowned cultural hub for fashion, art, and music. It is among the most multicultural cities in the world and also one of the most segregated cities in the United States. The people that make this global city function--immigrants, people of color, and the working classes--reside largely in the so-called outer boroughs, outside the corporations, neon, and skyscrapers of Manhattan. A Peoples Guide to New York City expands the scope and scale of traditional guidebooks, providing an equitable exploration of the diverse communities throughout the city. Through the stories of over 150 sites across the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island as well as thematic tours and contemporary and archival photographs, a peoples New York emerges, one in which collective struggles for justice and freedom have shaped the very landscape of the city.      

Author: Carolina Bank Muoz, Penny Lewis, Emily T

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 392

Publisher: University of California Press

Publication Date: 2022-01-25


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