Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 8 mar. 2016 - 464 pagini
Luc Sante's Low Life is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity.
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Vice drew me, but I could also trace the ruinous course of its effects, and note the political and economic forces that sustained it, and know who profited ...
Their politics were usually Democratic, running the gamut from the radicals ... The Republic of the Bowery was a powder keg of pre-political class rage that ...
... establishing a strong network of political clubs, fraternal organizations, Männerchors, Turnvereins, and a substantial press, and on Second Avenue, ...
... settlement-workers, sociological cranks, impertinent reformers, self-advertising politicians, billionaire socialists, and the ubiquitous newspaperman.
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