Scenes from the Life of a City

Corruption and Sonscience in Old New York
Author(s): 
Homberger, Eric
ISBN: 
0300060416
Date published: 
January 1995
Paperback
Price: 
£25.00
Pages: 
368

Glittering and glamorous, New York in the mid-nineteenth century was also plagued with political corruption, sanitation problems, and a growing gulf between rich and poor. In this book, Eric Homberger brilliantly evokes the life of a city, through vivid portraits of New Yorkers struggling to reconstruct a sense of community and values amid the selfish materialism of their urban environment.