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The turn of the century was a time of explosive growth for American cities, a time of nascent hopes and apparently limitless possibilities. In Children of the City, David Nasaw re-creates this period in our social history from the vantage point of the children who grew up then. Drawing on hundreds of memoirs, autobiographies, oral histories and unpublished--and until now unexamined--primary source materials from cities across the country, he provides us with a warm and eloquent portrait of these children, their families, their daily lives, their fears, and their dreams.

Illustrated with 68 photographs from the period, many never before published, Children of the City offers a vibrant protrait of a time when our cities and our grandparents were young.

About the Author

David Nasaw, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Professor of History, the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and author of Andrew Carnegie

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195040159
Author:
Nasaw, David
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, David
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Children of immigrants
Subject:
History, American | Cultural
Subject:
Children of immigrants -- United States.
Subject:
City children - United States - History -
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. [211]-234.
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19860531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
photos
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
5.31 x 8 x 0.51 in 0.7 lb

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