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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


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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
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Frederick Binder was a professor Emeritus of history at The City University of New York.

David Reimers is professor emeritus in history at NYU. He is the co-author of Ethnic Americans: A History of Immigration (Columbia University Press, 2009) and Unwelcome Strangers: American Identity and the Turn Against Immigration (Columbia University Press, 1999).

Robert Snyder is associate professor in the department of American Studies at Rutgers-Newark. He is the author of Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City (Cornell University Press, 2014) and Transit Talk: New York’s Bus and Subway Workers Tell Their Stories (Rutgers University Press, 1998). In addition to scholarly journals, his work has also been published in The Nation, the New York Times, the Columbia Journalism Review, and other general-interest publications.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1. Multiethnic from the Beginning: New York City,
the Colonial and Revolutionary Years 1
2. Dynamic Growth and Diversity: The City and its People,
1789-1880 33
3. Diversity in Action: Irish and German Immigrants in a
Growing City, 1789-1880 59
4. Old and New Immigrants in Greater New York City,
1880 to World War I 93
5. Jews and Italians in Greater New York City,
1880 to World War I 114
6. Ethnic New Yorkers from the Great War to the Great
Depression 149
7. A Time of Trial: New Yorkers During the Great
Depression and World War II 176
8. A Better Time: New York City, 1945-1970 197
9. Truly a Global City: New York, 1970 to the Present 225
Afterword 259
Notes 263
Selected Reading 315
Index 319

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Philip Kasinitz

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.

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