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The Resource Before Harlem : the Black experience in New York City before World War I, Marcy S. Sacks

Before Harlem : the Black experience in New York City before World War I, Marcy S. Sacks

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Before Harlem : the Black experience in New York City before World War I
Title
Before Harlem
Title remainder
the Black experience in New York City before World War I
Statement of responsibility
Marcy S. Sacks
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the years between 1880 and 1915, New York City and its environs underwent a tremendous demographic transformation with the arrival of millions of European immigrants, native whites from the rural countryside, and people of African descent from both the American South and the Caribbean. While all groups faced challenges in their adjustment to the city, hardening racial prejudices set the black experience apart from that of other newcomers. Through encounters with each other, blacks and whites, both together and in opposition, forged the contours of race relations that would affect the city for decades to come." "Before Harlem reveals how black migrants and immigrants to New York entered a world far less welcoming than the one they had expected to find. White police officers, urban reformers, and neighbors faced off in a hostile environment that threatened black families in multiple ways. Unlike European immigrants, who typically struggled with low-paying jobs but who often saw their children move up the economic ladder, black people had limited employment opportunities that left them with almost no prospects of upward mobility. Their poverty and the vagaries of a restrictive job market forced unprecedented numbers of black women into the labor force, fundamentally affecting child-rearing practices and marital relationships."--Jacket
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E7B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Politics and culture in modern America
Before Harlem : the Black experience in New York City before World War I, Marcy S. Sacks
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Before Harlem : the Black experience in New York City before World War I, Marcy S. Sacks
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt3fh726
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The most fatally fascinating thing in America -- 2. Purged of the vicious classes -- 3. To check the menacing Black hordes -- 4. Jobs are just chances -- 5. The anxiety of keeping the home together -- 6. Negro metropolis
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Extent
1 online resource (231 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812203356
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote

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