"Down and Out in Saigon" by Haydon Cherry

Down and Out in Saigon Stories of the Poor in a Colonial City Haydon Cherry

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
09 Jul 2019
ISBN:
9780300218251
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
256 pages: 235 x 156mm
Illustrations:
9 b-w illus.

Historian Haydon Cherry offers the first comprehensive social history of the urban poor of colonial French Saigon by following the lives of six individuals—a prostitute, a Chinese laborer, a rickshaw puller, an orphan, an incurable invalid, and a poor Frenchman—and how they navigated the various institutions of colonial French rule in the first half of the twentieth century.

Haydon Cherry is assistant professor of history at Northwestern University. He received his PhD in history from Yale University.