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Gilfoyle, Timothy J.

Overview
Works: 10 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 3,498 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Catalogs 
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: HQ146.N7, 306.74097471
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Most widely held works by Timothy J Gilfoyle
City of Eros : New York City, prostitution, and the commercialization of sex, 1790-1920 by Timothy J Gilfoyle ( Book )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A social history of prostitution in New York City examines the streets and neighborhoods where it flourished, the brothel owners, and the women for whom prostitution became either an escape from poverty or a trap
A pickpocket's tale : the underworld of nineteenth-century New York by Timothy J Gilfoyle ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Pickpocket's Tale is a fascinating true-crime story. Gilfoyle uses George Appo's unpublished memoirs to re-create the world of the nineteenth-century criminal in astonishing detail. George Appo was half Irish, half Chinese who became a pickpocket at the tender age of twelve. he was first arrested at age fourteen and sentenced to a year on a prison ship for juvenile offenders served . In and out of prisons, he became an expert pickpocket, making hundreds of dollars a night--the annual wage of a skilled laborer. By his early twenties he was a regular patron of New York's opium and prostitution dens. But despite many years in prison and being wounded several times he managed to die of old age at age seven-four
The flash press sporting male weeklies in 1840s New York by Patricia Cline Cohen ( )
13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Obscene, libidinous, loathsome, lascivious. Those were just some of the ways critics described the nineteenth-century weeklies that covered and publicized New York City's extensive sexual underworld. Publications like the Flash and the Whip--distinguished by a captivating brew of lowbrow humor and titillating gossip about prostitutes, theater denizens, and sporting events--were not the sort generally bound in leather for future reference, and despite their popularity with an enthusiastic readership, they quickly receded into almost complete obscurity. Recently, though, two sizable collections of these papers have resurfaced, and in The Flash Press three renowned scholars provide a landmark study of their significance as well as a wide selection of their ribald articles and illustrations. Including short tales of urban life, editorials on prostitution, and moralizing rants against homosexuality, these selections epitomize a distinct form of urban journalism. Here, in addition to providing a thorough overview of this colorful reportage, its editors, and its audience, the authors examine nineteenth-century ideas of sexuality and freedom that mixed Tom Paine's republicanism with elements of the Marquis de Sade's sexual ideology. They also trace the evolution of censorship and obscenity law, showing how a string of legal battles ultimately led to the demise of the flash papers: editors were hauled into court, sentenced to jail for criminal obscenity and libel, and eventually pushed out of business. But not before they forever changed the debate over public sexuality and freedom of expression in America's most important city"--Publisher's description
Millennium Park : creating a Chicago landmark by Timothy J Gilfoyle ( Book )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At its opening on July 16, Chicago's Millennium Park was hailed as one of the most important millennium projects in the world. Timothy Gilfoyle offers a biography of this phenomenal undertaking, beginning before 1850 when the site of the park, the 'city's front yard' was part of Lake Michigan
Harlem : the unmaking of a ghetto by Camilo J Vergara ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The urban underworld in late nineteenth-century New York : the autobiography of George Appo with related documents by George Appo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
City of Eros : New York City, prostitution, and the commercialization of sex, 1820-1920 by Timothy J Gilfoyle ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Special issue devoted to new perspectives on crime and punishment in the American city ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Millennium park : greating a Chicago Landmark by Timothy J Gilfoyle ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Urban history, Arnold Hirsch, and the second ghetto thesis ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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