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722 Miles: The Building of Subways and How They Transformed New York


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Part I: The Merchants and the Subway
Prologue: Abram S. Hewitt
1. The Great City
2. Making Government Safe for Business
3. William Barclay Parsons and the Construction of the IRT
4. The Subway and the City
5. Good-bye to the Patricians
Part II: The Politicians and the Subway
6. The Dual Contracts
7. Across the East River
8. John F. Hylan and the IND
9. The People's Subway, the Nickel Fare, and Unification
10. The Revolt against Politics
Epilogue: The Kitchen Debate

About the Author

Clifton Hood is an assistant professor of history at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. He was formerly a curator of the LaGuardia Archives at LaGuardia College, City University of New York.


"A clear, perceptive and carefully researched study of this engineering feat and the ways in which the subway led to an expansion of the metropolitan area." - Publishers Weekly "One of the best urban-transportation histories to come down the tracks in a long time." - The Sciences"

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