Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island

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Author: Jennifer Thermes

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Travel back in time 20,000 years and discover the history of Manhattan Island. From Lenape Indians, to Dutch settlers, to British colonists, and beyond, learn about all the people who have called Manhattan home. Learn about the American Revolution, immigration, the planning of Central Park, how the city’s grid system was set up, the building of bridges and skyscrapers and the subway system that are all still standing today. Filled with breathtaking and informative maps, readers will be able to chart the rise of one of the world’s most iconic cities. Your young readers will gawk at the eye-popping details in this fun and informative look at New York City’s incredible journey through the ages.