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Low life : lures and snares of old New York

Autore: Luc Sante
Pubblicazione: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Inglese : 1st Farrar, Straus Giroux pbk. edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"This is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity. This is not the familiar saga of mansions, avenues, and robber barons, but the messy, turbulent, often murderous story of the city's slums; the teeming streets - scene of innumerable cons and crimes whose cramped and overcrowded housing is still a prominent feature of the cityscape. It voyages through Manhattan  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/formato: History
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Luc Sante
ISBN: 9780374528997 0374528993
Numero OCLC: 973661781
Note: Originally published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1991.
Descrizione: xxii, 432 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsabilità: Luc Sante.

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"This is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity. This is not the familiar saga of mansions, avenues, and robber barons, but the messy, turbulent, often murderous story of the city's slums; the teeming streets - scene of innumerable cons and crimes whose cramped and overcrowded housing is still a prominent feature of the cityscape. It voyages through Manhattan from four different directions. Part One examines the actual topography of Manhattan from 1840 to 1919; Part Two, the era's opportunities for vice and entertainment - theatres and saloons, opium and cocaine dens, gambling and prostitution; Part Three investigates the forces of law and order which did and didn't work to contain the illegalities; Part Four counterposes the city's tides of revolt and idealism against the city as it actually was."--Global Books in Print.

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