Children of the City At Work and at Play
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Description: This classic title, which was the inspiration for the story behind the new musicalNewsies, paints a surprising and indelible portrait of the bitter hardships, amazing resourcefulness, and unadulterated joys experienced by immigrant children in American metropolises at the turn of the century.The turn of the century was a time of explosive growth for American cities, a time of nascent hopes and apparently limitless possibilities. InChildren 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 Drawing on hundreds of memoirs, autobiographies, oral histories and unpublished—and until now unexamined—primary source materials from cities across the country, he provides us with a warm and eloquent portrait of these children, their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 Cityoffers a vibrant portrait of a time when our cities and our grandparents were young.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/18/2012
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
David Nasaw is currently a professor of history and director of the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, he lives in Manhattan.
|The City They Called Home|
|At Play in the City|
|Child Labor and Laborers|
|The Littlest Hustlers|
|Junkers, Scavengers, and Petty Thieves|
|The Little Mothers|
|All That Money Could Buy|
|The Battle for Spending Money|
|The Children and the Child-Savers|
|Unions and Strikes|
|End of an Era|
|Appendix: A Note on Sources: The Newsboy Studies|