Vergara has chronicled life in poor and minority communities across the United States in the New York Times, Atlantic, the Nation, the Village Voice, and other publications. Following in the footsteps of 19th-century urban reformer Jacob Riis, the author, through the power of photography, reveals the destitution and vulgarities of urban decay. Chicago; Newark, New Jersey; New York; Detroit; Los Angeles; and several other cities are the backdrops for his 400 photographs. Vergara focuses on the physical environment, showing ...

The New American Ghetto 1997, Rutgers University Press

ISBN-13: 9780813523316

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The New American Ghetto 1995, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813522098