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This guide focuses on resources for researching United States history from the colonial period to the present.
Pairing historical black-and-white images of notable locations with specially commissioned photographs of the same scenes as they are today, Thunder Bay Press's Then and Now series reveals the fascinating developments and cultural changes that took place. Available in standard and compact editions, this best-selling series makes an ideal souvenir or gift for travelers and locals alike.
Brooklyn, Historically Speaking by John B. Manbeck
Publication Date: 2008-08-29
From America's first suburb to its favorite borough, Brooklyn is by all accounts matchless. Taking readers away from the film sets and off the tour buses, borough historian John Manbeck reveals the communities that have defined its diverse neighborhoods, from the early Dutch settlers to today's colonizing hipsters. Through urbanism and war, depression and gentrification, Manbeck's columns, first printed in the Brooklyn Eagle and now collected here, show Brooklyn for what it is--a cultural and social nonpareil that just happens to sit across the East River from Manhattan.
Brooklyniana Collection TOP
Collections in this grouping document the evolution of the Borough of Brooklyn. Among them are the St. Francis College Local History Research Files; the Brooklyn Historical Photographic Collection; a collection of published community and country histories; a sizable map and genealogical collection; and the public and professional papers of such noted Brooklyn legislators and civic leaders as John J. Rooney, Eugene Keogh, William Conklin, and Roy Richardson.
The Brooklyn Collection is Brooklyn Public Library's local history division, providing a range of information and services about anything and everything Brooklyn. Our rich assortment of research materials and archival documents includes maps, photographs, ephemera, prints, and the full run of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle