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Radical walking tours of New York City
Kayton, Bruce.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Seven Stories Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
221 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
From Battery Park to Harlem, from the Lower East Side to Central Park, Bruce Kayton's tours provide a new perspective on the history of both New York City and American radicalism.
General Note:
"With a new foreword by Pete Seeger"--Cover.
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F128.18 .K38 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Traditional walking tours of New York enshrine the wealthy and the war heroes. Rarely seen are those buried in their wake - those who fought the power, pushing for a better world. In this exciting new guide, Bruce Kayton leads us to differnt kinds of monuments, offering readers a history of class struggles, labour movements and civil rights battles, with such sites as Emma Goldman's home in the East Village, Langston Hughes's house in Harlem and the site of Margaret Sanger's first birth control clinic. A new perspective on the history of New York and American radicalism.

Author Notes

Bruce Kayton has been a political activist for almost twenty-five years. He has been leading tours of New York City since 1991

Table of Contents

Pete Seeger
Forewordp. 9
Preface to the Second Editionp. 11
Acknowledgmentsp. 15
Introductionp. 19
Greenwich Villagep. 21
Greenwich Village I Tourp. 23
Greenwich Village II Tourp. 45
Greenwich Village III Tourp. 57
The East Villagep. 71
East Village I Tourp. 73
East Village II Tourp. 85
Chelseap. 99
Chelsea-Ladies' Mile Tourp. 101
Wall Streetp. 115
Wall Street Area Tourp. 117
The Lower East Sidep. 137
Lower East Side I Tourp. 139
Lower East Side II Tourp. 153
City Hallp. 165
City Hall Area Tourp. 167
Harlemp. 181
Harlem Tourp. 183
Central Parkp. 205
Central Park Tourp. 207
Other Important Sites in the Parkp. 220
About the Authorp. 221