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The Park and the People: A History of Central Park

by lostartist posted Friday, August 3rd 2012.

The Park and the People: A History of Central Park
This “exemplary social history” (Kirkus Reviews) is the first full-scale account of Central Park ever published. Elizabeth Blackmar and Roy Rosenzweig tell the story of Central Park’s people-the merchants and landowners who launched the project; the immigrant and African-American residents who were displaced by the park; the politicians, gentlemen, and artists who disputed its design