Metropolitan Life Unveiled; or the Mysteries and Miseries of America's Great Cities, embracing New York, Washington City, San Francisco, Salt Lake City and New Orleans.
Metropolitan Life Unveiled; or the Mysteries and Miseries of America's Great Cities, embracing New York, Washington City, San Francisco, Salt Lake City and New Orleans.

Metropolitan Life Unveiled; or the Mysteries and Miseries of America's Great Cities, embracing New York, Washington City, San Francisco, Salt Lake City and New Orleans.

St. Louis, MO: Anchor Publishing Co., 1882. Hardcover. Controversial period literature describing the 5 cities and "unmasking social evils" therein. "...[T]hey [descriptions] are not prompted by pessimistical reflections but rather to show the dark and ominous sides of national life..." Topics covered include: prostitution, polygamy, gold mines and mining, social conditions, the rich, the poor, scandals, cunning frauds, religious worship, peculiarities of the Chinese, Mormans, Negro superstitions...
O8vo, brown calf rebacked with original spine laid down, original black spine label and gilt title, 606pp, color frontispiece, numerous wood block illustrations throughout. Spine and edges rubbed, interior clean and bright. OCLC: 19651066 at 4 libraries. Good + overall. Item #25644

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