Children of the City: At Work and at Play / Edition 1

Children of the City: At Work and at Play / Edition 1

by David Nasaw
     
 

The turn of the 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 Drawing on hundreds of memoirs, autobiographies, oral histories and unpublished—and

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The turn of the 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 Drawing on hundreds of memoirs, autobiographies, oral histories and unpublished—and until now unexamined—primary source materials from cities across the country, he provides us with a warm and eloquent portrait of these children, their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 protrait of a time when our cities and our grandparents were young.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195040159
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1986
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
453,125
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.31(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Preface

1.  The City They Called Home

2.  At Play in the City

3.  Child Labor and Laborers

4.  The Littlest Hustlers

5.  The Newsies

6.  Junkers, Scavengers, and Petty Theives

7.  The “Litter Mothers”

8.  All That Money Could Buy

9.  The Battle for Spending Money

10. The Children and the Child-Savers

11. Working Together

12. Unions and Strikes

13. End of an Era

Epilogue

Appendix:  A Note on Sources: The Newsboy Studies

Abbreviations

Notes

Index

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