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Al Capone: A Biography
by Luciano J Iorizzo
Publisher: Greenwood Press 2003
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For more than 70 years, the name Al Capone has been equated with wealth, violence, and corruption. This concise biography helps separate the myth from the man, and is a perfect starting place for students interested in the man known as "Scarface, " who... >
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Becoming American, Being Indian: An Immigrant Community In New York City
by Madhulika S Khandelwal
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2002
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Since the 1960s the number of Indian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States has grown dramatically. During the same period, the make-up of this community has also changed-the highly educated professional elite who came to this... >
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Before the Melting Pot: Society and Culture in Colonial New York City, 1664-1730
by Joyce D. Goodfriend
Publisher: Princeton University Press 1995
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From its earliest days under English rule, New York City had an unusually diverse ethnic makeup, with substantial numbers of Dutch, English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Jewish immigrants, as well as a large African-American population. Joyce... >
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Better Than Gold: An Immigrant Family's First Years in Brooklyn
by Fannie Silver
Publisher: Jewish Heritage Project, Inc. 1998
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Memoir/Jewish American culture. Published posthumously, "Better Than Gold" is a collection of 29 brief stories that recall the life of a young Jewish immigrant girl, Fannie Silver, growing into womanhood in the New York City of the early twentieth... >
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Boricuas In Gotham: Puerto Ricans In The Making Of New York City
by Gabriel Haslip-Viera, Angelo Falc?n, F鬩x V Matos Rodriguez, Antonia Pantoja
Publisher: M. Wiener Publishers 2004
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This new and very important collection of essays reinterprets and updates the history of New York's Puerto Rican community and its leaders from the beginnings of the great migration in the 1940s to the present time. The collection also honors the memory... >
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Crossing The Blvd: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens In A New America
by Warren Lehrer, Judith Sloan
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co 2003
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A kaleidoscopic view of new immigrants and refugees living in Queens, New York ? the most ethnically diverse locality in the United States. For three years, Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan traveled the world by trekking the streets of their home borough.... >
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De Kooning: An American Master
by Mark Stevens, Willem De Kooning, Annalyn Swan
Publisher: A.A. Knopf 2004
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Willem de Kooning is one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, a true "painter's painter" whose protean work continues to inspire many artists. In the thirties and forties, along with Arshile Gorky and Jackson Pollock, he became a key... >
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Desis In The House: Indian American Youth Culture In New York City
by Sunaina Maira
Publisher: Temple University Press 2002
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New York City, long the destination for immigrants and migrants, today is home to the largest Indian American population in the United States. Coming of age in a city remarkable for its diversity and cultural innovation, Indian American and other South... >
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Dew Breaker
by Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: Knopf: Distributed by Random House 2004
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From the universally acclaimed author of Breath, Eyes, Memory and Krik? Krak! a brilliant, deeply moving work of fiction that explores the world of a “dew breaker”—a torturer—a man whose brutal crimes in the country of his birth lie hidden... >
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Dvorak In America: In Search Of The New World
by Joseph Horowitz
Publisher: Cricket Books 2003
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Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony is one of the most popular classical works ever. In this spirited account of the story behind the composition, Joseph Horowitz brings to life the diverse musical and cultural influences that inspired the composer, who... >
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Hispanas De Queens: Latino Panethnicity In A New York City Neighborhood
by Milagros Ricourt, Ruby Danta
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2003
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What happens when persons of several Latin American national groups reside in the same neighborhood? Milagros Ricourt and Ruby Danta consider the stories of women of different nationalities-Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Peruvian, Puerto Rican,... >
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Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars
by Elizabeth Ewen
Publisher: Monthly Review Press 1985
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At the turn of the century, millions of European women set sail with their families with the United States. Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars tells the story of the Jewish and Italian women who came to inhabit New York's Lower East Side during this... >
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Little Italy
by Emelise Aleandri
Publisher: Arcadia Pub 2002
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Often separated from other immigrants because of their language, Italian immigrants to New York City in the 1880s formed communities apart from their new neighbors. They tended to think of themselves collectively as a small Italian colony, La Colonia,... >
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Mexican New York
by Robert C. Smith
Publisher: University of California Press 2004
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Drawing on more than fifteen years of research, Mexican New York offers an intimate view of globalization as it is lived by Mexican immigrants and their children in New York and in Mexico. Robert Courtney Smith's groundbreaking study sheds new light on... >
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Money Has No Smell: The Africanization Of New York City
by Paul Stoller
Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2002
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In February 1999 the tragic New York City police shooting of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed street vendor from Guinea, brought into focus the existence of West African merchants in urban America. In Money Has No Smell, Paul Stoller offers us a more complete... >
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Organizing Crime In Chinatown: Race And Racketeering In New York City, 1890-1910
by Jeffrey Scott McIllwain
Publisher: McFarland & Co., Publishers 2004
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Stressing that Chinese-American criminality must be understood in terms of the nature of the activity rather than in the nature of the group in question, McIllwain (criminal justice and criminology, San Diego State U.) reviews the involvement of Chinese... >
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Short Sweet Dream Of Eduardo Gutierrez
by Jimmy Breslin
Publisher: Crown Publishers 2002
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The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez is Jimmy Breslin’s most passionate and hard-hitting book to date. A work of conscience that travels from San Matías Cuatchatyotla, a small dusty town in central Mexico, to the cold and wet streets of... >
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Slovaks On The Hudson: Most Holy Trinity Church, Yonkers, And The Slovak Catholics Of The Archdiocese Of New York, 1894-2000
by Thomas J Shelley
Publisher: Catholic University of America Press 2002
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South Street
by Barbara Mensch; Introduction by Phillip Lopate
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2007
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South Street is Barbara G. Mensch's evocative tribute to the lost world of Lower Manhattan's Fulton Fish Market. For more than a century, a colorful, tightly knit community of fishmongers, many of them recent immigrants and children of immigrants,... >
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