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Slumming in New York: From the Waterfront to Mythic Harlem 
 
  
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Hardcover 
192 pages 
University of Illinois Press 
Published 2007 
  
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"Slumming in New York gracefully weaves together reformist tracts, sociological studies, and realist and naturalist fiction at the turn of the last century. It is rigorously interdisciplinary in its literary, historical, and sociological approach to novels, social tracts, ragtime and jazz, minstrel shows, vaudeville and Yiddish theater, and the 'slumming' that took place across the boundaries of race and class in New York City." 
  
--Katherine Joslin, author of Jane Addams, a Writer's Life  
  
Book Description 
  
How marginalized urban voices changed through literature from moral threats into cultural treasures This study samples a number of New York "slumming" narratives--including Stephen Crane's Bowery tales, Paul Laurence Dunbar's The Sport of the Gods, Hutchins Hapgood's The Spirit of the Ghetto, and Carl Van Vechten's Nigger Heaven--to characterize and examine the relationship between New York writing and the city's cultural environment from 1880 to 1930. Using the methods of ethnicity theory, black studies, regional studies, literary studies, and popular culture, Robert M. Dowling reveals the way in which "outsider" authors helped alleviate New York's mounting social anxieties by popularizing "insider" voices from neighborhoods as distinctive as the East Side waterfront, the Bowery, the Tenderloin's "black bohemia," the Jewish Lower East Side, and Harlem.
 
  
 
  

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