Life on the Lower East Side

Overview

This book tells about life on the Lower East Side of New York City from 1870 to 1913. People had been coming to New York City from other countries since the 1600s. But in the middle of the 1800s, millions of people from Italy and Eastern Europe came to the city to live and set up businesses. Most of them were Jewish. People who came from other countries wanted to be near people like them. On the Lower East Side, they found a place where other people spoke their language, worshiped the same way, and ate familiar ...
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Overview

This book tells about life on the Lower East Side of New York City from 1870 to 1913. People had been coming to New York City from other countries since the 1600s. But in the middle of the 1800s, millions of people from Italy and Eastern Europe came to the city to live and set up businesses. Most of them were Jewish. People who came from other countries wanted to be near people like them. On the Lower East Side, they found a place where other people spoke their language, worshiped the same way, and ate familiar foods. We have illustrated the book with photographs of people and places in New York City from this time period. We have also included artists’ ideas of how people lived in in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

An overview of everyday life in New York City's Lower East Side from 1870 to 1913, focusing on the communities formed by people who shared a common language, religion, and/or cultural traditions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403442871
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Picture the Past Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,049,874
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Jennifer Blizin Gillis writes poetry and nonfiction books for children. She first became interested in the Civil War while living near Fredericksburg, Virginia, close to many battlefields. She lives on a former dairy farm in Pittsboro, North Carolina, with her husband, a dog, and a cat.
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Table of Contents


The Lower East Side     4
A Better World     6
Homes     8
Life in the Streets     10
Jobs     12
Clothes     14
Ready-to-Wear     16
Children     18
Schools     20
Transportation     22
Food     24
Hard Times     26
Settlement Houses     28
Lower East Side Now     30
Glossary     31
More Books to Read     31
Index     32
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