The Story of Manhattan


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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.) (3 hr 44 min)

Chapters

01 - Preface and Chapter I - The Adventures of Henry Hudson 8:38 Read by Guero
02 - Chapter II - The First Traders on the Island 6:56 Read by Guero
03 - Chapter III - Peter Minuit, First of the Dutch Governors 6:07 Read by Guero
04 - Chapter IV - Walter Van Twiller, Second of the Dutch Governors 5:54 Read by Guero
05 - Chapter V - William Kieft and the War with the Indians 10:22 Read by Guero
06 - Chapter VI - Peter Stuyvesant, the Last of the Dutch Governors 8:52 Read by Guero
07 - Chapter VII - New York Under the English and the Dutch 4:58 Read by Guero
08 - Chapter VIII - Something About the Bolting Act 5:38 Read by Guero
09 - Chapter IX - The Stirring Times of Jacob Leisler 5:07 Read by Guero
10 - Chapter X - The Sad End of Jacob Leisler 5:22 Read by Guero
11 - Chapter XI - Governor Fletcher and the Privateers 4:29 Read by Guero
12 - Chapter XII - Containing the True Life of Captain Kidd 8:34 Read by Guero
13 - Chapter XIII - Lord Cornbury makes Himself very Unpopular 3:44 Read by Guero
14 - Chapter XIV - Lord Lovelace and Robert Hunter 5:26 Read by Guero
15 - Chapter XV - Governor Burnet and the French Traders 5:26 Read by Guero
16 - Chapter XVI - The Trial of Zenger, the Printer 4:53 Read by Guero
17 - Chapter XVII - Concerning the Negro Plot 4:30 Read by Guero
18 - Chapter XVIII - The Tragic Death of Sir Danvers Osborne 4:56 Read by Guero
19 - Chapter XIX - The Beginning of Discontent 5:22 Read by Guero
20 - Chapter XX - The Story of the Stamp Act 6:00 Read by Guero
21 - Chapter XXI - The Beginning of Revolution 4:35 Read by Guero
22 - Chapter XXII - Fighting the Tax on Tea 5:22 Read by Guero
23 - Chapter XXIII - The Sons of Liberty at Turtle Bay 3:46 Read by Guero
24 - Chapter XXIV - The War of the Revolution 4:33 Read by Guero
25 - Chapter XXV - A Battle on Long Island 5:25 Read by Guero
26 - Chapter XXVI - The British Occupy New York 6:01 Read by Guero
27 - Chapter XXVII - The Battle of Harlem Heights 2:15 Read by Guero
28 - Chapter XXVIII - The British Fail to Sweep Everything Before Them 5:52 Read by Guero
29 - Chapter XXIX - New York a Prison House 6:53 Read by Guero
30 - Chapter XXX - After the War 5:17 Read by Guero
31 - Chapter XXXI - The First President of the United States 3:38 Read by Guero
32 - Chapter XXXII - The Welcome to George Washington 3:56 Read by Guero
33 - Chapter XXXIII - Concerning the Tammany Society and Burr's Bank 7:09 Read by Guero
34 - Chapter XXXIV - More about Hamilton and Burr 3:37 Read by Guero
35 - Chapter XXXV - Robert Fulton Builds a Steam-Boat 3:46 Read by Guero
36 - Chapter XXXVI - The City Plan 3:48 Read by Guero
37 - Chapter XXXVII - The Story of the Erie Canal 5:37 Read by Guero
38 - Chapter XXXVIII - The Building of the Croton Aqueduct 4:29 Read by Guero
39 - Chapter XXXIX - Professor Morse and the Telegraph 5:09 Read by Guero
40 - Chapter XL - The Greater New York 1:47 Read by Guero
41 - Table of Events 10:11 Read by Guero