The Story of Manhattan

Charles HEMSTREET (1866 - ?)


The history of New York City is told as a story, in few words. It begins with Henry Hudson's discovery of Manhattan in 1609. And it finishes in 1898 when the island of Manhattan becomes the Borough of Manhattan of Greater New York. (Summary by Guero.)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Preface and Chapter I - The Adventures of Henry Hudson Guero
00:08:38
Play 02 02 - Chapter II - The First Traders on the Island Guero
00:06:56
Play 03 03 - Chapter III - Peter Minuit, First of the Dutch Governors Guero
00:06:07
Play 04 04 - Chapter IV - Walter Van Twiller, Second of the Dutch Governors Guero
00:05:54
Play 05 05 - Chapter V - William Kieft and the War with the Indians Guero
00:10:22
Play 06 06 - Chapter VI - Peter Stuyvesant, the Last of the Dutch Governors Guero
00:08:52
Play 07 07 - Chapter VII - New York Under the English and the Dutch Guero
00:04:58
Play 08 08 - Chapter VIII - Something About the Bolting Act Guero
00:05:38
Play 09 09 - Chapter IX - The Stirring Times of Jacob Leisler Guero
00:05:07
Play 10 10 - Chapter X - The Sad End of Jacob Leisler Guero
00:05:22
Play 11 11 - Chapter XI - Governor Fletcher and the Privateers Guero
00:04:29
Play 12 12 - Chapter XII - Containing the True Life of Captain Kidd Guero
00:08:34
Play 13 13 - Chapter XIII - Lord Cornbury makes Himself very Unpopular Guero
00:03:44
Play 14 14 - Chapter XIV - Lord Lovelace and Robert Hunter Guero
00:05:26
Play 15 15 - Chapter XV - Governor Burnet and the French Traders Guero
00:05:26
Play 16 16 - Chapter XVI - The Trial of Zenger, the Printer Guero
00:04:53
Play 17 17 - Chapter XVII - Concerning the Negro Plot Guero
00:04:30
Play 18 18 - Chapter XVIII - The Tragic Death of Sir Danvers Osborne Guero
00:04:56
Play 19 19 - Chapter XIX - The Beginning of Discontent Guero
00:05:22
Play 20 20 - Chapter XX - The Story of the Stamp Act Guero
00:06:00
Play 21 21 - Chapter XXI - The Beginning of Revolution Guero
00:04:35
Play 22 22 - Chapter XXII - Fighting the Tax on Tea Guero
00:05:22
Play 23 23 - Chapter XXIII - The Sons of Liberty at Turtle Bay Guero
00:03:46
Play 24 24 - Chapter XXIV - The War of the Revolution Guero
00:04:33
Play 25 25 - Chapter XXV - A Battle on Long Island Guero
00:05:25
Play 26 26 - Chapter XXVI - The British Occupy New York Guero
00:06:01
Play 27 27 - Chapter XXVII - The Battle of Harlem Heights Guero
00:02:15
Play 28 28 - Chapter XXVIII - The British Fail to Sweep Everything Before Them Guero
00:05:52
Play 29 29 - Chapter XXIX - New York a Prison House Guero
00:06:53
Play 30 30 - Chapter XXX - After the War Guero
00:05:17
Play 31 31 - Chapter XXXI - The First President of the United States Guero
00:03:38
Play 32 32 - Chapter XXXII - The Welcome to George Washington Guero
00:03:56
Play 33 33 - Chapter XXXIII - Concerning the Tammany Society and Burr's Bank Guero
00:07:09
Play 34 34 - Chapter XXXIV - More about Hamilton and Burr Guero
00:03:37
Play 35 35 - Chapter XXXV - Robert Fulton Builds a Steam-Boat Guero
00:03:46
Play 36 36 - Chapter XXXVI - The City Plan Guero
00:03:48
Play 37 37 - Chapter XXXVII - The Story of the Erie Canal Guero
00:05:37
Play 38 38 - Chapter XXXVIII - The Building of the Croton Aqueduct Guero
00:04:29
Play 39 39 - Chapter XXXIX - Professor Morse and the Telegraph Guero
00:05:09
Play 40 40 - Chapter XL - The Greater New York Guero
00:01:47
Play 41 41 - Table of Events Guero
00:10:11