97 Orchard

97 Orchard

An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement

eBook - 2010
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"In 97 Orchard, Jane Ziegelman explores the culinary life that was the heart and soul of New York's Lower East Side around the turn of the twentieth century?a city within a city, where Germans, Irish, Italians, and Eastern European Jews attempted to forge a new life. Through the experiences of five families, all of them residents of 97 Orchard Street, she takes readers on a vivid and unforgettable tour, from impossibly cramped tenement apartments down dimly lit stairwells where children played and neighbors socialized, beyond the front stoops where immigrant housewives found respite and company, and out into the hubbub of the dirty, teeming streets"--Cover, p. 2.
Publisher: New York : Smithsonian Books/HarperCollins, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061997907
0061997900
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 253 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: OverDrive Inc
Alternative Title: Ninety-seven Orchard

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ABluestocking
Jul 07, 2011

Wonderful! Don't read while hungry! Jane Ziegelman doesn't delve too deeply into the lives of the families in the book, just enough to understand the hardships and what each may have gone through to feed their families. Jane gives a great deal of attention to the areas surrounding 97 Orchard and the changing times.

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