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Author Yee, Shirley
Title An Immigrant Neighborhood : Interethnic and Interracial Encounters in New York Before 1930
Imprint Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2011
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Forming Households, Families, and Communities -- 2. Building Commercial Relations -- 3. Sustaining Life and Caring for the Dead -- 4. Mixing with the Sinners: The Anti-vice Movement -- 5. On (Un)Common Ground: Religious Politics in Settlements and Missions -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Examining race and ethnic relations through an intersectional lens, Shirley Yee's An Immigrant Neighborhoodinvestigates the ways that race, class, and gender together shaped concepts of integration and assimilation as well as whiteness and citizenship in lower Manhattan during the late nineteenth and early twentieth-centuries. In contrast to accounts of insulated neighborhoods and ethnic enclaves, Yee unearths the story of working class urban dwellers of various ethnic groups-Chinese, Jews, Italians, and Irish-routinely interacting in social and economic settings. Yee's numerous, fascinating anecdotes-such as one about an Irishman who served as the only funeral director for Chinese for many years-recount the lived experiences of these neighborhoods, detailing friendships, business relationships, and sexual relationships that vividly counter the prevailing idea that different ethnic groups did not mix except in ways marked by violence and hostility
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Yee, Shirley An Immigrant Neighborhood : Interethnic and Interracial Encounters in New York Before 1930 Philadelphia : Temple University Press,c2011 9781592131273
Subject New York (N.Y.) - Race relations - History - 20th century
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