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Statistics about Life in Five Points

Five Pointers were destitute when they arrived and settled in New York’s poorest and most run-down neighborhood. On top of this, Irish Five Pointers worked for some of the lowest wages in the most dangerous and unstable jobs in the city. Statistics attest to the dire and exceptional conditions of the neighborhood.


Source | Carol Groneman Pernicone, The “Bloody Ould Sixth:” A Social Analysis of a New York City Working-Class Community in the Mid Nineteenth Century, Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Rochester, 1973; and Linn, M., From typhus to tuberculosis and fractures in between: A visceral historical archaeology of Irish immigrant life in New York City 1845—1870, Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, 2008.
Creator | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
Rights | Copyright American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Item Type | Quantitative Data
Cite This document | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, “Statistics about Life in Five Points,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed December 17, 2018, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1675.

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