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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eventually known as Canal Street), and the drained pond was paved over, its site swiftly becoming the city's first slum. Canal Street was the city's northern limit through the 1820s, but by that time village clusters had sprung up at ...
The toll was such that the funeral procession made use of every hearse in the city. ... A bit to its north was one of the larger of the city's three or four Little Italys, this one centered on the Old St. Patrick's Cathedral at Mott and ...
The city's first distinct African-American neighborhood, known as Little Africa, ran from lower Thompson Street in what is now SoHo up to the streets near the old Minetta Water, one of the last streams on the island to be paved over.
Harlem had begun as one of the city's smaller outlying villages, a place of summer homes for the rich. It developed at an alarming rate in the 1880s, following the construction of the four El lines. Real-estate trusts and reform ...
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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