Monday, September 16, 2013

Dens of Iniquity

From Lapham's Quarterly:
1869: Is there any place more licentious, more fetid, more gruesomely awful than the Five Points dance hall? Certainly not, says Junius Henry Browne, author of the The Great Metropolis: A Journey Into New York City’s Underworld. Browne takes the reader into one such nighttime establishment, carefully outlining the dangers of being caught in such a place.....(Read more.)

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