Brownsville brooklyn traces the history of brownsville a section of brooklyn from its origins as a white predominately jewish working class neighborhood through its transformation in the 1960s into a black and latino ghetto a stigmatized neighborhood with one of the citys highest crime rates. In this community study wendell pritchett engages many of the major themes of twentieth century us urban history race and ethnicity real estate development changing neighborhoods urban political infighting community activism public housing and urban renewal and other important subjects. Historical studies of urban america paper 3300 isbn 9780226684475 published december 2003 from its founding in the late 1800s through the 1950s brownsville a section of eastern brooklyn was a white predominantly jewish working class neighborhood. Following the lead of other postwar studies of black urban communities pritchett documents the role of federal state and local governments in creating a racially segregated community in brownsville by the 1970s. Brownsville brooklyn blacks jews and the changing face of the ghetto user review not available book verdict pritchett history baruch coll cuny focuses on brownsville a section of brooklyn and its changing fortunes in the 20th century
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