Jersey City , New Jersey Volume I (Images of America Series)

Jersey City , New Jersey Volume I (Images of America Series)

by Patrick B. Shalhoub
     
 


Patrick Shalhoub has brought together over two hundred fascinating photographs and prints of Jersey City which bring to life the people, places, and events which have created the city's vibrant and colorful history over the centuries. He takes us on a journey into the past. We see the farming communities which dominated the locality from the 1660s through the…  See more details below

Overview


Patrick Shalhoub has brought together over two hundred fascinating photographs and prints of Jersey City which bring to life the people, places, and events which have created the city's vibrant and colorful history over the centuries. He takes us on a journey into the past. We see the farming communities which dominated the locality from the 1660s through the middle of the nineteenth century, when the area was part of the larger Bergen Township. We then experience the arrival of the immigrants, the advent of industrialization, and the rapid growth of Jersey City from a cluster of farmsteads and villages into the second largest city in New Jersey. Immigration has been the lifeblood of Jersey City's history, and through the images selected here we witness how Jersey City sprang to life with the influx of immigrants between 1830 and 1920-at first, Irish, German, and British, and, later, immigrants from southern and eastern Europe, including Italians, Poles, Russians, and Slovaks. African-Americans were present in Bergen Township from the early days of the city, but their numbers increased with the migration of laborers from the South in the first half of the twentieth century and their important contribution to the city continued. In recent decades, new communities have grown in Jersey City, including Latin American, Asian Indian, Egyptian, Filipino, and Haitian communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738538150
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Series:
Images of America Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
517,287
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author


This superb collection of photographs and prints from the Jersey City Public Library combined with Patrick Shalhoub's lively and informative text will fascinate young and old, visitor and resident alike.

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