A History of New Yorkby Washington Irving
"U.S. History - Cultural"|
|Year of Publication:||1809|
|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.