It Happened in Brooklyn: An Oral History of Growing up in the Borough in the 1940s, 1950s,and 1960s

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Overview

Over one hundred voices recall, chronicle, and celebrate the Brooklyn of legend.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438427508
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 3/5/2009
  • Series: Excelsior Editions
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 787,494
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are the authors of many works of oral history, including It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened on Broadway, and Growing Up Jewish in America. They both teach at Dartmouth College, and they live in Lyme, New Hampshire.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Voices
2009 Introduction
Prologue: A Future to Behold

Part I. When we were a couple of Kids

1. The Streets were our Sanctuary
2. School Days
3. Look, Ma,I’m Dancing
4. One Big Happy Family

Part II. Living Together

5. Every Customer was a Half-Hour
6. Everybody Knew Everybody Else’s Business
7. From Sweltering Stoop to Shimmering Shore
8. Coney Island
9. One Nation-Under God
10. America’s All

Part III. The Days of Our Glory

11. WhatHigh School did you go to?
12. Hanging Out and Making It

Epilogue: That World is Gone
P.S.
Acknowledgments
Picture Credits
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2002

    A FABULOUS READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I just finished the book and I enjoyed it so much. Its easy to see why Brooklyn has been the inspriation for so many novels and movies. It was so interesting to see how so many different ethnic groups had such similar stories of growing up. A real shared memory . Well this book is a treasure and I am so glad to have it.

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