SHUTTING OUT THE SKY: LIFE IN THE TENEMENTS OF NEW YORK, 1880-1924
"Nonfiction at its best and a good companion to Mary Jane Auch's Ashes of Roses (2002), Johanna Hurwitz's Dear Emma (2002), and other recent works on the subject. (foreword, afterword, timeline, notes, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 9+)"
Between 1880 and 1919, 23 million people came to America, most through the port of New York and most from eastern and southern Europe. Read full book review >