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Progressive Inequality

Rich and Poor in New York, 1890–1920

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$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674281400

Publication Date: 03/10/2014


392 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

8 halftones


  • Prologue: Fault Lines of Rich and Poor
  • 1. Invading the Tenements
  • 2. Bank on the Bowery
  • 3. Prescribing Reform
  • 4. Loving the Poor with Severity
  • 5. The Business of Godly Charity
  • 6. Reaching Out to the Rich
  • 7. Between Empathy and Prejudice
  • 8. The Limits of Private Philanthropy
  • 9. Killing Workers for Profit
  • 10. The Primacy of Property
  • 11. Sisters in Struggle
  • 12. To Cooperate or Condescend
  • 13. Sisters at Odds
  • 14. Hard Fists, Short Fuses on the City Rails
  • 15. Making the World Safe for Inequality
  • Epilogue: Recognizing Class in Ourselves
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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