Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Part 1, Chapter 1 Abstract
* The book opens with John A. Roebling discussing his major plans for the engineering of a bridge that will join Manhattan and Brooklyn. Both cities are delighted at this possibility.
* Brooklyn hopes that it will be named the new "biggest city in the world" once Manhattan is full of people, and Manhattan views...
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