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Author Gunn, Thomas Butler.

Title The physiology of New York boarding-houses / Thomas Butler Gunn ; edited and with an introduction by David Faflik
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 200 pages) : illustrations
Contents Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; A Note on the Text; The Physiology of New York Boarding-Houses; Explanatory Notes; Further Reading; About the Editor
Summary The American boardinghouse once provided basic domestic shelter and constituted a uniquely modern world view for the first true generation of U.S. city-dwellers. Thomas Butler Gunn's classic 1857 account of urban habitation, The Physiology of New York Boarding-Houses, explores the process by which boardinghouse life was translated into a lively urban vernacular. Intimate in its confessional tone, comprehensive in its detail, disarmingly penetrating despite (or perhaps because of) its self-deprecating wit, Physiology is at once an essential introduction to a "lost" world of boarding
Notes Originally published: New York : Mason Brothers, 1857
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-200)
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Subject Boardinghouses -- New York (State) -- New York -- 19th century.
Lodging-houses -- New York (State) -- New York -- 19th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
Author Faflik, David, 1972-
LC no. 2008019780
ISBN 0813546214 (electronic bk.)
9780813546216 (electronic bk.)