New York City in the Great Depression: Sheltering the Homeless

New York City in the Great Depression: Sheltering the Homeless

by Dorothy Laager Miller
     
 


Following the stock market crash of 1929, the rising unemployment rate and widespread depression made it necessary for the city of New York to provide more commodious quarters for the city's homeless. New York City in the Great Depression: Sheltering the Homeless is a pictorial history of the shelters provided by the city during the Great Depression, including… See more details below

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Following the stock market crash of 1929, the rising unemployment rate and widespread depression made it necessary for the city of New York to provide more commodious quarters for the city's homeless. New York City in the Great Depression: Sheltering the Homeless is a pictorial history of the shelters provided by the city during the Great Depression, including the Municipal Lodging House and its annexes in Manhattan, the farm colony at Camp LaGuardia, and the rehabilitation center at Hart Island. Archival photographs and documents depict the famous Great Depression breadlines, Mayor Jimmy Walker, Gov. Al Smith, and Tammany Hall, as well as the city's immigrants and tenement housing.

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ISBN-13:
9780738565972
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/05/2009
Pages:
127
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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