New York City in the Great Depression

New York City in the Great Depression

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Following the stock market crash of 1929, the rising unemployment rate and widespread depression made it necessary for the city of New York to provide more commodious quarters for the city's homeless. New York City in the Great Depression: Sheltering the Homeless is a pictorial history of the shelters provided by the city during the Great Depression, including the Municipal Lodging House and its annexes in Manhattan, the farm colony at Camp LaGuardia, and the rehabilitation center at Hart Island. Archival photographs and documents depict the famous Great Depression breadlines, Mayor Jimmy Walker, Gov. Al Smith, and Tammany Hall, as well as the city's immigrants and tenement housing.This book is a pictorial history of the shelters provided by New York City for the homeless during the Great Depression. It begins with the stock market crash of 1929, discussing the Municipal Lodging House and its annexes in Manhattan, theanbsp;...


Title:New York City in the Great Depression
Author: Dorothy Laager Miller
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2009
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