Brownsville, Brooklyn Blacks, Jews, and the Changing Face of the Ghetto

ISBN-10: 0226684474

ISBN-13: 9780226684475

Edition: 2003

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Description: From its founding in the late 1880s through the 1950s, Brownsville was a white, predominantly Jewish, working class neighbourhood. During the 1960s however the area became stigmatized as a Black and Latino ghetto. This study focuses on the challenges of neighbourhood co-operation.

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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 333
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Building an Immigrant Mecca: Brownsville, 1880-1940
The Optimistic Years: Brownsville in the Forties
Blacks and Whites in the Optimistic Years
Activism and Change: Brownsville, 1950-1957
Racial Change in a Progressive Neighborhood, 1957-1965
A Northern Civil Rights Movement: The Beth-El Hospital Strike of 1962
The Brownsville Community Council: The War on Poverty in Brownsville, 1964-1968
The Ocean Hill-Brownsville Community and the 1968 Teacher's Strike
A Modern Ghetto? Brownsville since 1970
Epilogue
Notes
Index
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