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Five Points The Nineteenth-Century New York City Neighborhood That Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World's Most Notorious Slum

ISBN-10: 0684859955
ISBN-13: 9780684859958
Edition: 2001
List price: $30.00
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 9/4/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Tyler Anbinderis an Associate Professor of History at George Washington University. His first book,Nativism and Slavery: The Northern Know Nothings and the Politics of the 1850's,was aNew York Times Book Review Notable Bookand the winner of the Avery Craven Prize of the Organization of American Historians. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Introduction
Prologue: The Five Points Race Riot of 1834
The Making of Five Points
Prologue: Nelly Holland Comes to Five Points
Why They Came
Prologue: "The Wickedest House on the Wickedest Street That Ever Existed"
How They Lived
Prologue: The Saga of Johnny Morrow, the Street Peddler
How They Worked
Prologue: "We Will Dirk Every Mother's Son of You!"
Politics
Prologue: "This Phenomenon, 'Juba'"
Play
Prologue: The Bare-Knuckle Prizefight Between Yankee Sullivan and Tom Hyer
Vice and Crime
Prologue: "I Shall Never Forget This as Long as I Live": Abraham Lincoln Visits Five Points
Religion and Reform
Prologue: "He Never Knew When He Was Beaten"
Riot
Prologue: "The Boy Who Commands That Pretty Lot Recruited Them for the Seceshes"
The Civil War and the End of an Era
Prologue: "So It Was Settled That I Should Go to America"
The Remaking of a Slum
Prologue: "These 'Slaves of the Harp'"
Italians
Prologue: "The Chinese Devil Man"
Chinatown
The End of Five Points
Notes
Select Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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