A History of New York

by Washington Irving
List(s):"Carp 500"
Category: "U.S. History - Cultural"
Pages:356
Year of Publication:1809
Date Added:03/03/1999
Date Read:03/31/1999
Notes:Subtitle: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty

Using this pen name, Diedrich Knickerbocker, Irving describes and pokes fun at the lives of the early Dutch settlers of Manhattan.

COMMENTS — Eventually, this pen name came to mean a person from New York, and is where the basketball team, The New York Knickerbockers (Knicks) got its name.
My Rating: 6

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