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SHUTTING OUT THE SKY : LIFE
IN THE TENEMENTS OF NEW YORK, 1880-1924
New York : Orchard Books,
IL 5-8, RL 7.1
the turn of the 20th century, New York City was the destination of choice
for immigrants from all over the world. They came hoping to start
a better life. They came with nothing but a strong belief that they
had no where to go but up. What they found when they arrived is a
bustling city that was not as welcoming as they hoped. Many settled
in the tenements of the Lower East side. Those who were willing to
work hard found they did have a way to succeed. Follow several families
as they struggle and triumph. They attend night school, they leave
their old ways behind and become Americans.
Poor -- New York (State) -- New York.
Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1865-1898.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951.
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