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Table Of Contents

Part I: The Merchants and the Subway
Prologue: Abram S. Hewitt
1. The Great City
2. Making Government Safe for Business
3. William Barclay Parsons and the Construction of the IRT
4. The Subway and the City
5. Good-bye to the Patricians
Part II: The Politicians and the Subway
6. The Dual Contracts
7. Across the East River
8. John F. Hylan and the IND
9. The People's Subway, the Nickel Fare, and Unification
10. The Revolt against Politics
Epilogue: The Kitchen Debate