The “Lower” Part of the City

Douglas A. Boyd and W. Fitzhugh Brundage

in Crawfish Bottom

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780813134086
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813135892 | DOI:
The “Lower” Part of the City

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This chapter presents the earliest evidence of the Crawfish Bottom's existence and the origins of the neighborhood's reputation as the “other side of the tracks,” its reputation for crime, violence, and prostitution. It explores early nineteenth-century newspapers and maps to as well as the earliest references by historians to document the creation and perpetuations of this historical reputation.

Keywords: newspapers; crime; violence; prostitution

Chapter.  12019 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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