All the Nations Under Heaven: An Ethnic and Racial History of New York City / Edition 1

All the Nations Under Heaven: An Ethnic and Racial History of New York City / Edition 1

by Frederick Binder
     
 

ISBN-10: 023107879X

ISBN-13: 2900231078794

Pub. Date: 09/26/1996

Publisher: Columbia University Press

In All the Nations Under Heaven, Frederick Binder and David Reimers trace the shifting tides of New York's ethnic past, from its beginnings as a Dutch trading outpost to the present age where Third World immigration has given the population a truly global character. All the Nations Under Heaven explores the processes of cultural adaptation to life in New York, giving…  See more details below

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In All the Nations Under Heaven, Frederick Binder and David Reimers trace the shifting tides of New York's ethnic past, from its beginnings as a Dutch trading outpost to the present age where Third World immigration has given the population a truly global character. All the Nations Under Heaven explores the processes of cultural adaptation to life in New York, giving a lively account of immigrants new and old, and of the streets and neighborhoods they claimed and transformed. All the Nations Under Heaven provides a comprehensive look at the unique cultural identities that have wrought changes on the city over nearly four centuries since Europeans first landed on the Atlantic shore. While detailing the various efforts to retain a cultural heritage, the book also looks at how ethnic and racial groups have interacted - and clashed - over the years. From the influx of Irish and Germans in the nineteenth century to the recent arrival of Caribbean and Asian ethnic groups in large numbers, All the Nations Under Heaven explores the social, cultural, political, and economic lives of immigrants as they sought to form their own communities and struggled to define their identities within the growing heterogeneity of New York.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900231078794
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/26/1996
Series:
Columbia History of Urban Life Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
353

Table of Contents

Preface
1Multiethnic from the Beginning: New York City, the Colonial and Revolutionary Years1
2Dynamic Growth and Diversity: The City and its People, 1789-188033
3Diversity in Action: Irish and German Immigrants in a Growing City, 1789-188059
4Old and New Immigrants in Greater New York City, 1880 to World War I93
5Jews and Italians in Greater New York City, 1880 to World War I114
6Ethnic New Yorkers from the Great War to the Great Depression149
7A Time of Trial: New Yorkers During the Great Depression and World War II176
8A Better Time: New York City, 1945-1970197
9Truly a Global City: New York, 1970 to the Present225
Afterword259
Notes263
Selected Reading315
Index319

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