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Shutting Out the Sky

Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924
Hopkinson, Deborah (Book - 2003 )
Shutting Out the Sky
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Photographs and text document the experiences of five individuals who came to live in the Lower East Side of New York City as children or young adults from Belarus, Italy, Lithuania, and Romania at the turn of the twentieth century.
Authors: Hopkinson, Deborah
Statement of Responsibility: by Deborah Hopkinson
Title: Shutting out the sky
life in the tenements of New York, 1880-1924
Publisher: New York : Orchard Books, c2003
Characteristics: ix, 134 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Summary: Photographs and text document the experiences of five individuals who came to live in the Lower East Side of New York City as children or young adults from Belarus, Italy, Lithuania, and Romania at the turn of the twentieth century.
Subject Headings: Urban poor New York (State) New York Immigrants New York (State) New York History Tenement houses New York (State) New York New York (N.Y.) Social conditions Poor New York (State) New York Tenement houses New York (N.Y.) History 1865-1898 New York (N.Y.) History 1898-1951
Topical Term: Urban poor
Immigrants
Tenement houses
Poor
Tenement houses
Found in: Lower East Side Heritage Collection (Seward Park Branch)
LCCN: 2002044781
ISBN: 0439375908
9780439375900
Branch Call Number: J 307.76 H
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Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York 1880-1924. Deborah Hopkinson provides a fantastic overview of who came to New York during that period, what they found when they arrived, and why they left their home countries in the first place. The history lessons take narrative form and... Read More »


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