Shutting Out the Sky

Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924

Hopkinson, Deborah

Book - 2003
Shutting Out the Sky
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.

Publisher: New York : Orchard Books, c2003
ISBN: 0439375908
Branch Call Number: J 307.76 H
Characteristics: ix, 134 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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Five young immigrants remember their struggles and dreams. Illustrated with many photographs.

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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