Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America

September 03, 2014 at 4:49 pm

New Yorkers have long known that their city is the vital center of the country. Now, award-winning author and historian Donald L. Miller spells out for everyone exactly when and how New York became, in the words of Duke Ellington, “The capital of everything.”

Miller talked to MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman about his book Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America. You can read an excerpt below.

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