Re: Looking for book on Lower East Side, circa early 1900s #usa #general


Jeff Marx
 

Nothing beats the scope and evocative nature of Howe’s World of Our Fathers. With that said, Jeff Kisseloff’s You Must Remember This has a number of great oral interviews about Lower East Side life; Jenna Weissman Joselit’s The Wonders of America, looks at Jewish culture on the LES, and her Our Gang looks at the darker side: gangs, prostitution, arson, etc. as does Portnoy's Bad Rabbi; The LES Tenement Museum has a good publication, as well:  Epstein’s At the Edge of a Dream.  Sanders’ The Lower East Side Jews is a good history, and Hasia Diner’s Lower East Side Memories is a first rate academic history.

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Jeff Marx
Researching ANSPACHER, AUGAPHEL, AUGENBLICK, BREAKSTONE, BREGSTEIN, CARLEBACH, HIEGENLICH, KUBELSKY, MARX

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