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Title Progressive inequality : rich and poor in New York, 1890-1920 / David N. Huyssen.
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (378 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
In English.
Print version record.
Subject Rich people -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Poor -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Economic conditions.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
Income distribution -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Social classes -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
New York (State) -- New York.
New York (State) -- New York -- Manhattan.
Genre History.
Contents Invading the tenements -- Stanny's empire on the Bowery -- In America -- we only look to make money? -- To love with severity -- The business of godly charity -- Letters of intent -- I feel you have done me great injustice -- My political attitude is making some of our generous friends uneasy -- Making a killing -- Prime law? Trumps right of revolution -- Sisters in struggle -- There is nothing socialistic or suffragistic in the project -- Sisters at odds -- Absolute authority as to both men and measures -- Mother Jones's last stand -- Epilogue : recognizing class in ourselves.
Summary Huyssen interweaves dramatic stories of wealthy and poor New Yorkers at the turn of the twentieth century, uncovering how initiatives in charity, labor struggles, and housing reform chafed against social, economic, and cultural differences. A major contribution to the history of American capitalism, Progressive Inequality makes tangible the abstract dynamics of class relations and opens a rare window ontocurrenteconomic and social debates.
Other Title Print version: Huyssen, David, 1979- Progressive inequality. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014 9780674281400