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Author Hopkinson, Deborah.
Title Shutting out the sky : life in the tenements of New York, 1880-1924 / Deborah Hopkinson.
Published New York : Orchard Books, 2003.
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 TCC - Juvenile Collection  HV4046.N6 H66 2003    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description viii, 134 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 120-122) and index.
Contents Coming to the golden land -- Tenements: shutting out the sky -- Settling in: greenhorns and boarders -- Everyone worked on -- On the streets: pushcarts, pickles, and play -- A new language, a new life -- Looking to the future: will it ever be different?
Summary Photographs and text document the experiences of five individuals who came to live in the Lower East Side of New York City as children or young adults from Belarus, Italy, Lithuania, and Romania at the turn of the twentieth century.
Subject Urban poor -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile literature.
Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Tenement houses -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile literature.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 0439375908 (lib. bdg.)
OCLC number 51477151