Scenes from the Life of a City: Corruption and Conscience in Old New York

Eric Homberger

Anno: 1996
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 372 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 229 x 152 mm
Peso: 546 gr.
  • EAN: 9780300068825
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This vividly written book depicts life in mid-19th century New York-a city glittering and glamorous yet also plagued with political corruption, sanitation problems, and a growing gulf between rich and poor. Eric Homberger tells his story through intriguing portraits of representative New Yorkers-from an abortionist named ""Madame Restell"" to Frederick Law Olmsted, the architect of Central Park-who placed important roles in various reform movements of the period.