Canarsie: The Jews and Italians of Brooklyn Against Liberalism

by Jonathan Rieder

Paperback, 1987

Status

Available

Publication

Harvard University Press (1987)

Description

What accounts for the precarious state of liberalism in the mid-1980s? Why was the Republican Party able to steal away so many ethnic Democrats of modest means in recent presidential elections? Jonathan Rieder explores these questions in his powerful study of the Jews and Italians of Canarsie, a middle-income community that was once the scene of a wild insurgency against racial busing. Proud bootstrappers, the children of immigrants, Canarsians may speak with piquant New York accents, but their story has a more universal appeal. Canarsie is Middle America, Brooklyn-style.

Language

Original language

English

Barcode

5093
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