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Children Of The City: At Work and at Play
     

Children Of The City: At Work and at Play

by David Nasaw
 

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The turn of the twentieth century was a time of explosive growth for American cities, a time of nascent hopes and apparently limitless possibilities. In Children 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

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The turn of the twentieth century was a time of explosive growth for American cities, a time of nascent hopes and apparently limitless possibilities. In Children 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 Drawing on hundreds of memoirs, autobiographies, oral histories and unpublished—and until now unexamined—primary source materials from cities across the country, he provides us with a warm and eloquent portrait of these children, their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 City offers a vibrant portrait of a time when our cities and our grandparents were young.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307816627
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/16/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
824,016
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

David Nasaw is an associate professor of history at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, and author of Schooled to Order. He lives in New York City with his wife, Dinitia Smith, and their twin sons, Daniel and Peter.

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