Hot time in the old town: the great heat wave of 1896 and the making of Theodore Roosevelt

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One of the worst natural disasters in American history, the 1896 New York heat wave killed almost 1,500 people in ten oppressively hot days. The heat coincided with a pitched presidential contest between William McKinley and the upstart Democrat William Jennings Bryan, who arrived in New York City at the height of the catastrophe. As historian Edward P. Kohn shows, Bryan's hopes for the presidency began to flag amidst the abhorrent heat just as a bright young police commissioner namedTheodore Roosevelt was scrambling to mitigate the dangerously high temperatures by hosing down streets and handing out ice to the poor. A vivid narrative that captures the birth of the progressive era, 'Hot Time in the Old Town' revives the forgotten disaster that almost destroyed a great American city.
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Bryan, William Jennings, -- 1860-1925
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Heat waves (Meteorology) -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century
Heat waves (Meteorology) -- Social aspects -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century
Mortality -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography
New York (N.Y.) -- Environmental conditions
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1865-1898
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Roosevelt, Theodore, -- 1858-1919
title_displayHot time in the old town : the great heat wave of 1896 and the making of Theodore Roosevelt
title_fullHot time in the old town : the great heat wave of 1896 and the making of Theodore Roosevelt / Edward P. Kohn
Hot time in the old town [electronic resource] : the great heat wave of 1896 and the making of Theodore Roosevelt / Edward P. Kohn
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History
Mortality
Roosevelt, Theodore
Social aspects
Social conditions