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Children of the City: At Work and At Play by David Nasaw

By David Nasaw

The flip of the century was once a time of explosive development for American towns, a time of nascent hopes and it seems that unlimited chances. In Children of the City, David Nasaw re-creates this era in our social background from the vantage aspect of the youngsters who grew up then. Drawing on 1000's of memoirs, autobiographies, oral histories and unpublished--and beforehand unexamined--primary resource fabrics from towns around the kingdom, he offers us with a hot and eloquent portrait of those childrens, their households, their day-by-day lives, their fears, and their dreams.
Illustrated with sixty eight photos from the interval, many by no means earlier than released, Children of the City bargains a colourful protrait of a time whilst our towns and our grandparents have been younger.

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