Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics On Sale: September 24, 2013 Price: $16.95
New York’s Lower East Side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on earth in the 1890s. Health inspectors called the neighborhood “the suicide ward.” Diarrhea epidemics raged each summer, killing thousands of children. Sweatshop babies with smallpox and typhus dozed in garment heaps destined for fashionable shops...
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