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Archaeologists and historians rediscover a famous nineteenth-century New York neighborhood, the Five Points district. Named for the points created by the intersection of Park, Worth, and Baxter streets, the neighborhood was known as a center of vice and debauchery throughout the nineteenth century. The archaeological excavation of the Foley Square courthouse block provided the opportunity to examine the physical remains of life in this infamous place. This virtual exhibit begins to tell the... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: May 26, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 14, 2011
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Submitter: Sue Patrick
Keywords: slum, New York, archaeology, Five Points, working-class neighborhood, manhattan, virtual exhibit, nineteenth century, urban life

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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
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Language: English
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