The following books and websites were recommended to participants in the Gotham Fellows Program:
New York City History (Adult):
Blackmar, Elizabeth and Roy Rosenzweig. The Park and the People: A History of
Central Park. NY: Cornell University Press, 1992.
Burrows, Edwin G., & Wallace, Mike. Gotham: A History of New York City to
1898. NY: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Hillstrom, Kevin & Hillstrom, Laurie Collier. Baker, Lawrence W., Ed.
American Civil War: Primary Sources. Detroit: U.X.L, 2000
Homberger, Eric. The Historical Atlas of NYC: 400 Years. NY: Henry Holt and
Company, Inc., 1994.
Landreth, Sarah, Ed. Historic Houses in New York City Parks. NY: Historic
House Trust, 2003.
Mushabac, Jane, & Wigan, Angela. A Short and Remarkable History of NYC.
NY: Fordham University Press, 1999.
New York City History (Children):
Friedman, Russell. Immigrant Kids. NY: Scholastic, Inc., 1992.
Hopkinson, Deborah. Shutting Out the Sky. NY: Scholastic, Inc., 2003.
Marcus, Leonard S. Storied City: A Children's Book Walking Tour Guide to New
York City. NY: Dutton Children's Books, 2003.
Hawke, David Freeman. Everyday Life in Early America. NY: Harper & Row
(Perennial Library), 1989.
Hoose, Phillip. We Were There, Too! Young People in U.S. History. NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2001.
Katz, William Loren. Black Pioneers: An Untold Story. New York: Atheneum, 1999.
Native American Perspectives. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2001.
Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. The Iroquois. NY: Holiday House, 1995.
Schmittroth, Linda. Baker, Laurence W. & McConnell, Stacy A., Eds., American Revolution: Primary Sources. Detroit: U.X.L, 2000.
Wilbur, C. Keith. The Woodland Indians. Guilford, CT: The Globe Pequot Press, 1995.
American Memory Project of the Library of Congress:
Big Apple History, From NY to Town (for kids):
Brooklyn Daily Eagle online
The Five Points Site:
The Gotham Center:
The National Archives for Records and Administration "Educators and Students":
The New York Historical Society American Revolution Project:
The New York Historical Society Seneca Village Project:
The New York Public Library Digital Collections:
Teacher Manuals and Curriculum Guides:
Brooklyn Historical Society. Gateway to the City.
Eberhart, Francis, Ed. Community as a Classroom: A Teacher's Manual. Historic
Districts Council, 2001.
Edinger, Monica & Stephanie Fins. Far Away and Long Ago: Young Historians in
the Classroom. ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 1998.
Edinger, Monica. Seeking History: Teaching with Primary Sources in Grades 4-
6. NH: Heinemann, 2000.
Hakim, Joy. A History of US, vol 1-12. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Levstik, Linda S., & Barton, Keith C. Doing History: Investigating with Children
in Elementary and Middle Schools. NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates,
The New-York Historical Society & the Board of Education of the City of NY, NYC
100. America Begins in New York: The Peopling of New York A Teachers' Resource Manual on Immigration. NY: 2000.
Rogovin, Paula. The research Workshop: Bringing the World into Your
Classroom. NH: Heinemann, 2001.
Sita, Lisa M. Objects Tell Stories: Henry Luce Center Teaching Guide. NY: New-
York Historical Society, 2000.