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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After the mid-nineteenth century, the parts of Manhattan that lay ahead of the pick and shoveljumped directly from rural to urban without an intervening suburban stage, as the tempo of construction accelerated.
Their politics were usually Democratic, running the gamut from the radicals of the 1820s to various species of Tammany Hall shoulder-hitters and ward heelers, although up until the later nineteenth century there was also enough of a ...
In the late nineteenth century, the Germans were probably the single most powerful minority in the city, establishing a strong network of political clubs, fraternal organizations, Männerchors, Turnvereins, and a substantial press, ...
Greenwich Village itself was first settled by prosperous families fleeing the cholera epidemics of the early nineteenth century, but later became a heterogeneous slum, famously bohemianized and subsequently gentrified just before and ...
The typical tenement of the mid-nineteenth century consisted of two buildings, front and rear, and was popularly known as the doubledecker. The front structure measured 25 feet by 50, the rear was 25 feet square, and they were separated ...
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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