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All but forgotten today, the Five Points neighborhood in lower Manhattan was once renowned the world over. It housed America's most impoverished immigrants-the Irish, Jews, Germans, Italians, and African-Americans. Located in today's Chinatown and Little Italy, Five Points played host to more riots, scams, prostitution, and drunkenness than any other neighborhood in America. But it was also crammed full of cheap theaters, dance halls, prizefighting venues, and political arenas that would one day dominate the national scene. From Jacob Riis to Abraham Lincoln, Davy Crockett to Charles Dickens, Five Points horrified and enthralled everyone who saw it.

Drawing from letters, diaries, newspapers, bank records, police reports, and archeological digs, award-winning historian Tyler Anbinder has written the first history of this remarkable neighborhood. Beginning with the Irish potato famine influx in 1840 and ending with the rise of Chinatown in the early 20th century, the story of Five Points serves as a microcosm of the American immigrant experience.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 511-515) and index.

About the Author

Tyler Anbinder is an Associate Professor of History at The George Washington University. His first book, Nativisim and Slavery, was also a New York Times Notable Book and the winner of the Avery Craven Prize of the Organization of American Historians.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452283619
Author:
Anbinder, Tyler
Publisher:
Plume
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
History
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Slums
Subject:
Ethnic neighborhoods
Subject:
Five Points
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) History.
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Social conditions.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
1.
Publication Date:
20020924
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.98x6.10x1.14 in. 1.27 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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