Scenes from the Life of a City: Corruption and Conscience in Old New York / Edition 1

Scenes from the Life of a City: Corruption and Conscience in Old New York / Edition 1

by Eric Homberger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300068824

ISBN-13: 9780300068825

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: Yale University Press

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,…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300068825
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
372
Sales rank:
1,241,669
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

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