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Low life : lures and snares of old New York, Luc Sante

Label
Low life : lures and snares of old New York
Title
Low life
Title remainder
lures and snares of old New York
Statement of responsibility
Luc Sante
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Luc Sante's Low Life is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity. This is not the familiar saga of mansions, avenues, and robber barons, but the messy, turbulent, often murderous story of the city's slums; the teeming streets--scene of innumerable cons and crimes whose cramped and overcrowded housing is still a prominent feature of the cityscape. Low Life voyages through Manhattan from four different directions. Part One examines the actual topography of Manhattan from 1840 to 1919; Part Two, the era's opportunities for vice and entertainment--theaters and saloons, opium and cocaine dens, gambling and prostitution; Part Three investigates the forces of law and order which did and didn't work to contain the illegalities; Part Four counterposes the city's tides of revolt and idealism against the city as it actually was. Low Life provides an arresting and entertaining view of what New York was actually like in its salad days. But it's more than simpy a book about New York. It's one of the most provocative books about urban life ever written--an evocation of the mythology of the quintessential modern metropolis, which has much to say not only about New York's past but about the present and future of all cities
Cataloging source
JRS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sante, Luc
Dewey number
974.7/1041
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.44
LC item number
.S26 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marginality, Social
  • Marginality, Social
  • Social conditions
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Label
Low life : lures and snares of old New York, Luc Sante
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-402) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1.
  • Landscape
  • Part 2.
  • Sporting Life
  • Part 3.
  • The Arm
  • Part 4.
  • The Invisible City
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Farrar, Straus Giroux pbk. ed.
Extent
xxii, 432 pages
Isbn
9780374528997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)53464289
  • 940245
  • (OCoLC)ocm53464289
  • 940245
Label
Low life : lures and snares of old New York, Luc Sante
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-402) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1.
  • Landscape
  • Part 2.
  • Sporting Life
  • Part 3.
  • The Arm
  • Part 4.
  • The Invisible City
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Farrar, Straus Giroux pbk. ed.
Extent
xxii, 432 pages
Isbn
9780374528997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)53464289
  • 940245
  • (OCoLC)ocm53464289
  • 940245

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