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 stigmatized as a black and Latino ghetto, a neighborhood with one of the city's highest crime rates. Home to the largest concentration of public housing ...

Brownsville, Brooklyn: Blacks, Jews, and the Changing Face of the Ghetto 2003, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226684475

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Brownsville, Brooklyn: Blacks, Jews, and the Changing Face of the Ghetto 2002, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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