East Harlem, New York (Images of America Series)

East Harlem, New York (Images of America Series)

by Christopher Bell, East Harlem Historical Society
     
 

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Overshadowed by the fame of Harlem and the wealth of the Upper East Side, East Harlem is rarely noted as a historical enclave. However, from the early 1800s through today, East Harlem has welcomed wave after wave of immigrants struggling for a place in the nation's most famous city. African Americans, Irish, Germans, European Jews, Italians, Scandinavians, Puerto

Overview


Overshadowed by the fame of Harlem and the wealth of the Upper East Side, East Harlem is rarely noted as a historical enclave. However, from the early 1800s through today, East Harlem has welcomed wave after wave of immigrants struggling for a place in the nation's most famous city. African Americans, Irish, Germans, European Jews, Italians, Scandinavians, Puerto Ricans, and Latinos are among the ethnic groups who have shaped this neighborhood, bringing with them their religious, social, and culinary traditions. East Harlem is the first volume to tell this neighborhood's history through images. Photographs of the iron, stone, and rubber factories, the tenements, the 100th Street community, famous politicians such as Fiorella LaGuardia, the Second and Third Avenue elevated subways, St. Cecilia's, and many other subjects capture East Harlem's past in one memorable collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738513393
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
719,720
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author


Christopher Bell is an active member of the East Harlem Historical Society. Raised and schooled in East Harlem, he has created this compilation from various New York City archives and private collections.

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