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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The German presence, which dominated the Lower East Side above Houston Street for half a century after the failure of the bourgeois revolution of 1848, ...
East and south of the German area lay the Hungarian, which snaked around the lower-numbered streets and the waterfront blocks as high as the Dry Dock ...
... near Grand Street: in the shade of the El, a mile-long parade of invitations to pass the time. An unidentified street of the Lower East Side, ...
Photograph by Brown Brothers make way for the World Trade Center—lay a motley collection. An unidentified street of the Lower East Side, circa 1910,
Blacks began to leave the middle West Side around the turn of the century, ... the rate of immigration kept the Lower East Side constantly refilled anyway.
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LOW LIFE: Lures and Snares of Old New YorkComentariu Utilizator - Kirkus
A guided tour through Manhattan's demimonde of the last century, conducted with exquisite relish by East Village journalist Sante (Esquire, The Village Voice, etc.), who speaks with all the authority ... Citiți recenzia completă
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I am a huge fan of historical writing, especially social history. I care about the broader political context that informs most history, but I also really want to know about the little things, too ... Citiți recenzia completă