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Uncovering the Five Points: Evidence from a New York City Immigrant Neighborhood

Uncovering the Five PointsDuring the antebellum era, New York City’s Five Points was an immigrant district notorious for poverty and crime. This searchable database contains information about the neighborhood drawn from the 1855 New York state census, data that paints a more complex portrait of its working-class residents.

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