Life on the Lower East Side

Life on the Lower East Side

by Jennifer Blizin Gillis


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Life on the Lower East Side by Jennifer Blizin Gillis

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403442871
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 09/28/2003
Series: Picture the Past Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About 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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