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Published on Aug 22, 2012
Watch video of Sam McSeveney as he examines New York City from the 1870s to the 1910s, a half century marked by the city's territorial expansion, especially the creation of Greater New York City (1898), and five-fold population increase. Major immigrant groups (the Irish, Germans, East European Jews, and Italians) will be discussed, as will racial minorities (Blacks and Chinese). The city's economy, classes, and politics will be discussed. Finally, housing and transportation, diseases and disasters, and cultural life will receive attention.