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The Resource Designing Gotham : West Point engineers and the rise of modern New York, 1817-1898, Jon Scott Logel

Designing Gotham : West Point engineers and the rise of modern New York, 1817-1898, Jon Scott Logel

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Designing Gotham : West Point engineers and the rise of modern New York, 1817-1898
Title
Designing Gotham
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West Point engineers and the rise of modern New York, 1817-1898
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Jon Scott Logel
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eng
Summary
"Between 1817 and 1898, New York City evolved from a vital Atlantic port of trade to the center of American commerce and culture. With this rapid commercial growth and cultural development, New York came to epitomize a nineteenth-century metropolis. Although this important urban transformation is well documented, the critical role of select Union soldiers turned New York engineers has, until now, remained largely unexplored. In Designing Gotham, Jon Scott Logel examines the fascinating careers of George S. Greene, Egbert L. Viele, John Newton, Henry Warner Slocum, and Fitz John Porter, all of whom studied engineering at West Point, served in the United States Army during the Civil War, and later advanced their civilian careers and status through the creation of Victorian New York. These influential cadets trained at West Point in the nation's first engineering school, a program designed by Sylvanus Thayer and Dennis Hart Mahan that would shape civil engineering in New York and beyond. After the war, these industrious professionals leveraged their education and military experience to wield significant influence during New York's social, economic, and political transformation. Logel examines how each engineer's Civil War service shaped his contributions to postwar activities in the city, including the construction of the Croton Aqueduct, the creation of Central Park, and the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. Logel also delves into the administration of New York's municipal departments, in which Military Academy alumni interacted with New York elites, politicians, and civilian-trained engineers. Examining the West Pointers' experiences--as cadets, military officers during the war, and New Yorkers--Logel assesses how these men impacted the growing metropolis, the rise of professionalization, and the advent of Progressivism at the end of the century"--From publisher's website
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1968-
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Logel, Jon Scott
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307.1/21609747
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Conflicting worlds : new dimensions of the American Civil War
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  • United States Military Academy
  • United States
  • City planning
  • Civil engineering
  • Social change
  • Civil engineers
  • Military cadets
  • United States
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
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Designing Gotham : West Point engineers and the rise of modern New York, 1817-1898, Jon Scott Logel
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Chronology -- Introduction: Nineteenth-century New York and West Point -- West Point influence in Victorian Gotham -- An American ecole polytechnique -- The academy of Thayer and Mahan -- Engineering professionals in New York : a new American identity -- Egbert L. Viele's New York -- Toward consolidation : bridges, bosses, and Brooklyn -- Redemption in postbellum Gotham -- The emergence of modern America in West Point's New York
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780807163726
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2016005788
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)950724633
Label
Designing Gotham : West Point engineers and the rise of modern New York, 1817-1898, Jon Scott Logel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology -- Introduction: Nineteenth-century New York and West Point -- West Point influence in Victorian Gotham -- An American ecole polytechnique -- The academy of Thayer and Mahan -- Engineering professionals in New York : a new American identity -- Egbert L. Viele's New York -- Toward consolidation : bridges, bosses, and Brooklyn -- Redemption in postbellum Gotham -- The emergence of modern America in West Point's New York
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780807163726
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2016005788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)950724633

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