The Dangerous Classes


The Faubourgs. The bas-fonds. The banlieues. The sewers. The prisons.These were the realms where the "dangerous" classes lived-but not by choice. Most inhabitants of the dangerous neighborhoods of Paris had never been outside their respective neighborhoods. Residents born poor in Paris were trapped into thier place, not just by label, but by home.

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