The Story of The Bronx. From the Purchase Made by the Dutch from the Indians in 1639 to the Present Day


Mr. Jenkins deals not only with the Borough of the Bronx proper, but with individual parts of it, which formerly were villages. Among these are Kingsbridge, Fordham, and Morrisania. This book provides a fascinating view of early New York history. This detailed work sheds light on many important people and events. It covers political formation of the borough; describes its development under the Dutch, the Lord Proprietor, and as a Royal Province; and devotes three chapters to its involvement in the Revolutionary War. The book contains several wonderful photos of historic buildings and natural landmarks, many of which have been removed, demolished, or simply have decayed in the decades since this work was first published. Further chapters describe manners and customs in early days, communication, churches, cemeteries, bridges, roads, etc. The volume has several excellent maps, photos and illustrations, and an original full name index.


Stephen Jenkins 

(1912), reprint, 5½x8½, paper, index, 568 pp. 

ISBN: 9780788423383