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Top 10 Books About the Lower East Side Dave Favaloro, Curatorial and Research Director - page 10 / 11





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Dedicated to providing access to materials related to the 17th Century colony of New Netherland. Features a virtual tour of New Netherland and transcriptions of significant documents.

New York Public Library: Digital Collections Images of African-Americans in the nineteenth century, Hudson River views, small-town America stereoscopic views, maps of the middle Atlantic region to 1850, treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875- 1923 and the Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection are just some of the NYPL collections available in digital format

The Battle with the Slum Jacob Riis' 1902 Battle with the Slum published on the internet with some illustrations and footnotes.

The Tenant Movement in New York City Extensive overviews of tenant groups, rent resistance, rent control and the fluctuating balance of power between renters and landlords over the course of the 20th century.

United States Historical Census Data Browser Provides access to data from the U.S. Census between 1790-1970. For each census, users can browse extensive demographic and economic information at the state and county levels, organized in a variety of categories including birth, age, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, education, illiteracy, salary levels, housing, and specifics dealing with agriculture, labor and manufacturing.

Vintage City Maps Historical maps of NYC from several perspectives and time periods


American Social History Project Aimed at making the latest in social history scholarship available to a wider public, the American Social History Project produces award-winning print, visual, and multimedia materials about the working men and women whose actions and beliefs have shaped American history.

Center for History and New Media Based at George Mason University, The Center for History and New Media uses digital media and computer technology to democratize history-to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past. The Center sponsors more than a dozen digital history projects, and offers free tools and resources for historians.

Gotham Center for New York City History (www.gothamcenter.org) Based at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, the Gotham Center for New York City History seeks to examine and explore the rich and diverse history of New York City through high-quality, relevant, and cutting-edge programs, and through its website, which offers an extensive virtual guide to history-related resources.


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