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The "Girl Problem"
Female Sexual Delinquency in New York, 1900–1930
Ruth M. Alexander
"An absorbing analysis of delinquency among working-class adolescents. . . . This clearly written and well-researched study includes a useful bibliographical essay."—Library Journal "The 'Girl Problem' is based in large part on the records of one...



Between Two Nations
The Political Predicament of Latinos in New York City
Michael Jones-Correa
Immigrants come to the United States from all over Latin America in search of better lives. They obtain residency status, find jobs, pay taxes, and they have children who are American citizens by birth; yet decades may go by before they seek...



The Korean American Dream
Immigrants and Small Business in New York City
Kyeyoung Park
Korean immigrants to the United States establish their own small businesses at a rate exceeding that of immigrants from any other nation, with more than one third of all Korean immigrant adults involved in small businesses. Kyeyoung Park examines this...



The Six Nations of New York
The 1892 United States Extra Census Bulletin
Henry B. Carrington
In 1892 the U.S. Census Printing Office published a report on the Six Nations in New York State which collected evidence still used today by the Six Nations to defend their legal rights. The 1892 census purported to be an objective report on the...



Frontier Settlement and Market Revolution
The Holland Land Purchase
Charles E. Brooks
In Frontier Settlement and Market Revolution, Charles E. Brooks explains how the Holland Land Purchase—in which the Holland Land Company purchased 3.3 million acres of land in western New York State—contributed to the development of a frontier region.



Out of the Shadow
A Russian Jewish Girlhood on the Lower East Side
Rose Cohen



Underground Harmonies
Music and Politics in the Subways of New York
Susie J. Tanenbaum
This is the first book on New York's subway musicians—modern troubadours who perform on platforms, mezzanines, and even trains pounding through the city. Illustrating her account with captivating photos, Susie J. Tanenbaum draws on interviews with...



The Orange Riots
Irish Political Violence in New York City, 1870 and 1871
Michael A. Gordon
In this book Michael A. Gordon examines the causes and consequences of the tragic and bloody "Orange Riots" that rocked New York City in 1870 and 1871.



Workshop to Office
Two Generations of Italian Women in New York City, 1900-1950
Miriam Cohen
Cohen examines shifting patterns in the family roles, work lives, and schooling of two generations of Italian-American women, paying particular attention to the importance of these women's pragmatic daily choices.



Inheritance and Family Life in Colonial New York City
David E. Narrett
This book breaks new ground by offering the first detailed and systematic analysis of inheritance practices in New York City from the beginning of Dutch settlement in the 1620s to the onset of the American Revolution.



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