New York City in the Great Depression : Sheltering the Homeless (Paperback)

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Following the stock market crash of 1929, the rising unemployment rate and widespread depression made it necessary for the city of New York to provide more commodious quarters for the city's homeless. New York City in the Great Depression: Sheltering the Homeless is a pictorial history of the shelters provided by the city during the Great Depression, including the Municipal Lodging House and its annexes in Manhattan, the farm colony at Camp LaGuardia, and the rehabilitation center at Hart Island. Archival photographs and documents depict the famous Great Depression breadlines, Mayor Jimmy Walker, Gov. Al Smith, and Tammany Hall, as well as the city's immigrants and tenement housing.


Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738565972
SKU 211537186
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738565970
Release Date 9/1/2009
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0127
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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