The Erie Canal, located in New York state and built from 1817-1825, is 363 miles long
running from the Hudson River connecting to the Great lakes in upstate New York. It benefitted
New York because the canal made it possible for the first time to travel e
The Confinos would recreate their old world customs in New York within their homes.
For example while interviewing Victoria, she showed us the bracelet that fights the Evil eye.
Victoria said that this can only be brought from where she is from, however y
The New York Historical Society
1. Who wrote the document? Who is the person (or group of people) that the document is
R.W. Wilson wrote this letter to a friend in NY named Taylor and the document is
focused on the racial riots t
1) Using excerpts from Robert Juets Log (Henry Hudsons first mate). Hand out in class
and pages 12-15 of Gotham.
A) Why were the Dutch so interested in settling in the New World?
The Dutch were very interested in settling in the new world because of all t
A very interesting part to making a piano is when they have to bend the rim. I got to see
this on the trip and it is something that really stood out comparing to the other jobs. Rim bending
is when the rim of the piano is bent in the shape of the modern g
- In a strong family structure, it was a womans goal to get married and serve the man
(husband) in the family. In a way, women were basically something every man wanted in order
to make their life easier because they help with everything and make things e
Beaver furs were extremely important to Europeans. They were important because it is
according to Gotham Soft, deep pelt and its alleged medicinal properties (12 Burrows). I find
this very interesting considering the fact that today nobody really talks ab
New Amsterdam was falling apart when Peter Stuyvesant first arrived. Things were crazy
and thats the reason he was brought in, to restore order, this according to the documentary.
People were being completely careless, according to Gotham Stuyvesant said,
The draft began in New York City during 1863. The federal government then issued a
new draft law in which was used in order to get more men to fight against the south. People were
not happy about the draft laws and some went against it because they did no
From 1840 to 1859 the total number of immigrants went up insanely. It was one
of the biggest immigration times ever. According to Gotham, Between 1840 and 1859,
however, the total number of immigrants soared to 4,242,000. Forty percent were Irish,
According to Riis he believes that the people at fault are the rich class. They are setting
the people into the tenements, and not showing any care towards how they live. They are
ignoring that fact that these people exist and are turning a blind eye towa