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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Around Tompkins Square Park are flurries of anarchist factions, just as there were in 1887, when the police were engaged in making preemptive arrests in the wake of Chicago's Haymarket Riot. Itinerant banco swindlers still, amazingly, ...
... the sign, the show, the bar, the drug, the game, the whore, the crook, the cop, the politician, the sky pilot, the tourist, the orphan, the nomad, the beatnik, the riot, the night. This is by no means a work of academic history.
If New York never actually experienced a revolt of the underclass, it came perilously close a number of times: the anti-Abolitionist riots of 1834, the Astor Place Theater riot of 1849, the Draft Riots of ...
Tensions ran high among ethnic groups, mostly between Catholic and Protestant Irish, a struggle typified by the Orange Riot of 1875; and between the Irish and the blacks. Race riots began in the 1870s and culminated in the cataclysmic ...
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LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - kapheine - LibraryThing
There were a handful of interesting parts, but a lot of it turned into a laundry list of names. Once I decided to start skipping over parts that went too far down into details I started enjoying it a little more. Citește recenzia completă
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It took me much longer than it should have to finish this book, because I was constantly putting it down to look up people on Wikipedia or to track down referenced books on Project Gutenberg or ... Citește recenzia completă