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

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From its founding in the late 1800s through the 1950s, Brownsville, a section of eastern Brooklyn, was a white, predominantly Jewish, working-class neighborhood. The famous New York district nurtured the aspirations of thousands of upwardly mobile Americans while the infamous gangsters of Murder, Incorporated controlled its streets. But during the 1960s, Brownsville was st ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by University Of Chicago Press (first published February 15th 2002)
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This book provided a very comprehensive history of Brownsville. I learned many things about the neighborhood I grew up in. The activist roots seem to have been buried in Brownsville's history. This book shines a bright light on them.
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easy, fast, super relevant
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