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All the Nations Under Heaven
Author: Frederick M. Binder

ISBN: 9780231078795
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 353
Published: 17 December 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 14.7 x 22.6 x 1.9
Description:


In certain neighborhoods of New York City, an immigrant may live out his or her entire life without even becoming fluent in English. From the Russians of Brooklyn's Brighton Beach to the Dominicans of Manhattan's Washington Heights, New York is arguably the most ethnically diverse city in the world. Yet no wide-ranging ethnic history of the city has ever been attempted.

In "All the Nations Under Heaven," Frederick Binder and David Reimers trace the shifting tides of New York's ethnic past, from its beginnings as a Dutch trading outpost to the present age where Third World immigration has given the population a truly global character. "All the Nations Under Heaven" explores the processes of cultural adaptation to life in New York, giving a lively account of immigrants new and old, and of the streets and neighborhoods they claimed and transformed.

"All the Nations Under Heaven" provides a comprehensive look at the unique cultural identities that have wrought changes on the city over nearly four centuries since Europeans first landed on the Atlantic shore. While detailing the various efforts to retain a cu...

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