All the Nations Under Heaven: An Ethnic and Racial History of New York City

All the Nations Under Heaven: An Ethnic and Racial History of New York City

by Frederick Binder, David Reimers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231078781

ISBN-13: 9780231078788

Pub. Date: 07/06/1995

Publisher: Columbia University Press


An excellent work of synthesis, helping us to see familiar history in a new and instructive way, as well as a joy to read. The authors are particularly persuasive in making the case that New York's multiethnic present is essentially continuous with its past. In most of the ways that count, they argue, today's immigrants resemble their 19th-century

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An excellent work of synthesis, helping us to see familiar history in a new and instructive way, as well as a joy to read. The authors are particularly persuasive in making the case that New York's multiethnic present is essentially continuous with its past. In most of the ways that count, they argue, today's immigrants resemble their 19th-century predecessors. (Philip Kasinitz, Newsday)

For New York City's legacy as the symbol of America's immigrant heritage to last, New Yorkers have to learn about the immigrants, about themselves, in order to help themselves integrate harmoniously. The authors are right to say: 'Those who truly love this great city believe that its future should and can be no less than its past.' (The Village Voice)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231078788
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/06/1995
Series:
Columbia History of Urban Life Series
Pages:
353
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.08(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface ix1. Multiethnic from the Beginning: New York City,the Colonial and Revolutionary Years 12. Dynamic Growth and Diversity: The City and its People,1789-1880 333. Diversity in Action: Irish and German Immigrants in aGrowing City, 1789-1880 594. Old and New Immigrants in Greater New York City,1880 to World War I 935. Jews and Italians in Greater New York City,1880 to World War I 114 6. Ethnic New Yorkers from the Great War to the GreatDepression 1497. A Time of Trial: New Yorkers During the Great Depression and World War II 1768. A Better Time: New York City, 1945-1970 1979. Truly a Global City: New York, 1970 to the Present 225Afterword 259Notes 263Selected Reading 315Index 319

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