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9780195040159

Children of the City: At Work and At Play

Children of the City: At Work and At Play
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195040159
  • ISBN: 0195040155
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Publication Date: 1986
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

AUTHOR

David Nasaw

SUMMARY

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 Drawing on hundreds of memoirs, autobiographies, oral histories and unpublished--and until now unexamined--primary source materials from cities across the country, he provides us with a warm and eloquent portrait of these children, their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.David Nasaw is the author of 'Children of the City: At Work and At Play', published 1986 under ISBN 9780195040159 and ISBN 0195040155.

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