The tenant movement in New York City, 1904-1984

The tenant movement in New York City, 1904-1984

Ronald Lawson's history of New York City's rich tradition of tenant mobilization during the 20th century.

Edited by Ronald Lawson with the assistance of Mark Naison.

Replicated with the kind permission of the author and very gratefully reproduced from Tenant Net who digitised it:

This document including all associated files, may not be published, re-transmitted or otherwise reprinted without the prior written permission of Ronald Lawson. For such permission, contact Mr. Lawson by email at either or law$

Rutgers University Press
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Front cover:
Striking tenants outside their Harlem building, September 1919.
Courtesy UPI/Bettman Newsphotos.


Feb 11 2013 15:43

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Feb 13 2013 14:17

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