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The Story of Manhattan

Charles Hemstreet (1866-?)

1. 01 - Preface and Chapter I - The Adventures of Henry Hudson
2. 02 - Chapter II - The First Traders on the Island
3. 03 - Chapter III - Peter Minuit, First of the Dutch Governors
4. 04 - Chapter IV - Walter Van Twiller, Second of the Dutch Governors
5. 05 - Chapter V - William Kieft and the War with the Indians
6. 06 - Chapter VI - Peter Stuyvesant, the Last of the Dutch Governors
7. 07 - Chapter VII - New York Under the English and the Dutch
8. 08 - Chapter VIII - Something About the Bolting Act
9. 09 - Chapter IX - The Stirring Times of Jacob Leisler
10. 10 - Chapter X - The Sad End of Jacob Leisler
11. 11 - Chapter XI - Governor Fletcher and the Privateers
12. 12 - Chapter XII - Containing the True Life of Captain Kidd
13. 13 - Chapter XIII - Lord Cornbury makes Himself very Unpopular
14. 14 - Chapter XIV - Lord Lovelace and Robert Hunter
15. 15 - Chapter XV - Governor Burnet and the French Traders
16. 16 - Chapter XVI - The Trial of Zenger, the Printer
17. 17 - Chapter XVII - Concerning the Negro Plot
18. 18 - Chapter XVIII - The Tragic Death of Sir Danvers Osborne
19. 19 - Chapter XIX - The Beginning of Discontent
20. 20 - Chapter XX - The Story of the Stamp Act
21. 21 - Chapter XXI - The Beginning of Revolution
22. 22 - Chapter XXII - Fighting the Tax on Tea
23. 23 - Chapter XXIII - The Sons of Liberty at Turtle Bay
24. 24 - Chapter XXIV - The War of the Revolution
25. 25 - Chapter XXV - A Battle on Long Island
26. 26 - Chapter XXVI - The British Occupy New York
27. 27 - Chapter XXVII - The Battle of Harlem Heights
28. 28 - Chapter XXVIII - The British Fail to Sweep Everything Before Them
29. 29 - Chapter XXIX - New York a Prison House
30. 30 - Chapter XXX - After the War
31. 31 - Chapter XXXI - The First President of the United States
32. 32 - Chapter XXXII - The Welcome to George Washington
33. 33 - Chapter XXXIII - Concerning the Tammany Society and Burr's Bank
34. 34 - Chapter XXXIV - More about Hamilton and Burr
35. 35 - Chapter XXXV - Robert Fulton Builds a Steam-Boat
36. 36 - Chapter XXXVI - The City Plan
37. 37 - Chapter XXXVII - The Story of the Erie Canal
38. 38 - Chapter XXXVIII - The Building of the Croton Aqueduct
39. 39 - Chapter XXXIX - Professor Morse and the Telegraph
40. 40 - Chapter XL - The Greater New York
41. 41 - Table of Events

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Summary

The history of New York City is told as a story, in few words. It begins with Henry Hudson's discovery of Manhattan in 1609. And it finishes in 1898 when the island of Manhattan becomes the Borough of Manhattan of Greater New York.