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Gangs of New York during the Gilded Age

Big Apple History - Children in NYC
While this site is designed FOR children, it also focuses ON children. Clicking on “1870” will led to a series of articles and photos of children’s lives in NYC tenements.
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Five Points Site
A historian and archaeologist overview of the "Five Points" neighborhood in light of recent digs in the area. Site sponsored by U.S. General Services Administration Public Buildings Service, New York.
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Gangs, the Five Points, and the American Public
Excellent article from Paul A. Gilje, professor, University of Oklahoma, and author of Road to Mobocracy: Popular Disorder in New York City, 1763-1834.
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Site dedicated to Herbert Asbury, the reporter who chronicled the "Gangs of New York" story. Site was produced by a descendant of Asbury.
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Tenement Life in New York City
This is a section of the History Box.. This site collects first hand documents about a variety of subjects. This particular link is for New York tenements.
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Tenement Museum
Absolutely wonderful site! Go to “History” and explore “Research” or “Collections”. You will also find many useful links off of “History”.
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The Tenement as History and Housing
This site is produce by PBS of New York. It explores two apartments in the tenement district. There is background about the residents, artifacts found, and what the living space probably looked like. This is a good companion to the Tenement Museum.
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Urbanography - Where "the Gangs" Lived
"A compendium of news articles from and commentary about mid-19th century New York, researched, compiled and written by Gregory J. Christiano.
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