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Author Anbinder, Tyler.

Title Five Points : the 19th-century New York City neighborhood that invented tap dance, stole elections, and became the world's most notorious slum / Tyler Anbinder.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Free Press, c2001.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  974.71 An19f 2001    ---  Available
Description viii, 532 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 511-515) and index.
Summary Five Points (an intersection in lower Manhattan formed when Anthony Street was extended to meet Orange and Cross-today's Baxter and North Streets), was the most infamous neighborhood in nineteenth-century America. Visitors from Charles Dickens to Abraham Lincoln flocked to Five Points to witness the filthy streets, bordellos, gambling dens, and tenements that housed the lowest of the low. A close look at Five Points reveals a hidden world. As one of the most ethnically varied areas in the nation's most diverse city, The Five Points story is a classic American example of immigrant energy and ambition. From "Bowery Boy" culture to the invention of tap dance, to the most famous prize-fight of the century, to the timeless photographs of Jacob Riis, Five Points illuminates the colorful history of a fascinating community.
Subject Five Points (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Five Points (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
New York (N.Y.) -- History.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
Slums -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century.
Ethnic neighborhoods -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century.
City and town life -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 0684859955

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