Dublin Tenement Life An Oral History

ISBN-10: 0140296255
ISBN-13: 9780140296259
Edition: 2000
Authors: Kevin C. Kearns
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Kevin C. Kearns is a social historian and professor emeritus at the University of Northern Colorado. He has conducted twenty-eight research trips to Ireland and written seven books on Dublin, including Dublin Pub Life and Lore: An Oral History. He now lives in the village of Charlotte, Vermont.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
History and Evolution of the Tenement Slum Problem
Physical Deterioration
Profiteering Landlords and Powerless Tenants
Overcrowding, Sanitation, and Illness
Social Stigmas and Stereotypes
The Press and Public Enlightenment
Housing Reform and Slum Clearance
Oral History and Tenement Folklore
Social Life in the Tenement Communities
Community Spirit and Gregarious Nature
The Home Setting
Economic Struggle
Securing Food and Clothing
Health, Sickness, and Treatments
Entertainment and Street Life
Religion and Morals
Courting, Marriage, and Childbirth
The Role of Men, Mothers, and Grannies
Drinking, Gambling, Prostitution, and Animal Gangs
Death, Superstitions, and Wakes
Oral Testimony: the Monto and Dockland
Oral Testimony: the Liberties
Oral Testimony: the Northside
Four Tenement Tales
Mary Doolan of Francis Street
Noel Hughes of North King Street
Mary Corbally of Corporation Street
May Hanaphy of Golden Lane
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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