FIVE POINTS: The 19th Century New York City Neighborhood That Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World's Most Notorious Slum

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A multidecade study of a few Manhattan blocks that have been seen as emblematic of the entire city.Five Points, so named after city authorities extended Anthony Street to join the X-shaped junction of Orange and Cross streets, lay in the heart of a mixed residential and commercial district that was always a bit rough-and-tumble, and as the city grew northward in the early 1800s, Five Points ... Read full review

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The thesis states it was the "quintessential immigrant saga" ... quintessential of what?

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