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Top 10 Books About the Lower East Side Dave Favaloro, Curatorial and Research Director - page 8 / 11





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Learn what archaeologists and historians uncovered about this infamous 19th century New York City neighborhood.

Journey Through Chinatown Documents the constant growth and change of New York City's several Chinatowns. Features photographs, maps, newspaper articles, a directory of restaurants and shops, and links to additional resources.

Pluralism and Unity Pluralism and Unity explores the problem of American identity and the nature of political and cultural pluralism in the early 20th century. Presents a wide array of materials that explore "the struggle between these two visions" of pluralism and unity in early 20th-century American thought and life.

Tangled Roots: A Project Exploring the Histories of Americans of Irish Heritage and Americans of African Heritage This site explores the cultural connections between the history of African Americans and Irish immigrants in America. Sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, the project offers more than 200 documents related to individual leaders, historical events, economic, political, and social factors, and cultural achievements of African Americans and Irish Americans

Views of the Irish Famine Images and articles on the famine in Ireland between 1845 and 1851, including some pre- famine material on related events.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 Organized around the history of women's role social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, the site addresses specific questions about the women's activism through mini- monographs and over 1400 primary sources.

100 Years of New York City History Created by the New York Times, this site contains an overview of the past hundred years in NYC, decade by decade, including both narrative text and images.


Child Labor in America, 1908-1912: Photographs of Lewis Hine Furnishes 64 photographs taken by Lewis W. Hine (1874-1940) between 1908 and 1912 that document American children working in mills, mines, streets, and factories, and as "newsies," seafood workers, fruit pickers, and salesmen. Also includes photos of immigrant families and children's "pastimes and vices."

Mid-Manhattan Library Picture Collection Online The online counterpart to the illustrious Mid-Manhattan Library's Picture Collection, this resource is a collection of 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923.


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