9781467144049-1467144045-New York City's Hart Island: A Cemetery of Strangers (Landmarks)

New York City's Hart Island: A Cemetery of Strangers (Landmarks)

ISBN-13: 9781467144049
ISBN-10: 1467144045
Author: Keene, Michael T.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: The History Press
Format: Paperback 192 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781467144049
ISBN-10: 1467144045
Author: Keene, Michael T.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: The History Press
Format: Paperback 192 pages

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Acknowledged authors Keene, Michael T. wrote New York City's Hart Island: A Cemetery of Strangers (Landmarks) comprising 192 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1467144045 and 9781467144049. Since then New York City's Hart Island: A Cemetery of Strangers (Landmarks) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Just off the coast of the Bronx in Long Island Sound sits Hart Island, where more than one million bodies are buried in unmarked graves. Beginning as a Civil War prison and training site and later a psychiatric hospital, the location became the repository for New York City�s unclaimed dead. The island�s mass graves are a microcosm of New York history, from the 1822 burial crisis to casualties of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and victims of the AIDS epidemic. Important artists who died in poverty have been discovered, including Disney star Bobby Driscol and playwright Leo Birinski. Author Michael T. Keene reveals the history of New York�s potter�s field and the stories of some of its lost souls.

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