History of brooklyn 1800s


2013 Theses Doctoral. A Social History of the Brooklyn Irish, 1850-1900. Sullivan, Stephen Jude. A full understanding of nineteenth century Irish America requires close examination of emigration as well as immigration. The village of Brooklyn, directly across the East River from Manhattan, was the funnel through which the food grown on Long Island's rich farmlands passed to New York City. As New York City flourished, so did its nearest neighbor. Rowboats, sailboats, and horse-powered ferries plied the waters of the East River,... The village of Brooklyn, directly across the East River from Manhattan, was the funnel through which the food grown on Long Island's rich farmlands passed to New York City. As New York City flourished, so did its nearest neighbor. Rowboats, sailboats, and horse-powered ferries plied the waters of the East River,... Other accomplishments of the late 1800s. Accomplishments of the 1880s included the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883, the dedication of the Statue of Liberty in 1886, and The Wall Street Journal was first published in 1889. The newspaper initially cost four cents per copy and consisted of four pages of listings on the Dow Jones index of ...