Tyler Anbinder (Professor of History at George Washington University, “Five Points: The 19th Century New York City Neighborhood that Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World’s Most Notorious Slum”) joins the show. We discuss the infamous Five Points, its political clashes, the Irish immigration explosion, and his work providing consultation on “Gangs of New York”.
- Five Points can be purchased wherever books are sold.
- Gangs of New York was nominated for several Academy Awards for its rich detail on the neighborhood.
- More information about Tyler available here.