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Canarsie: The Jews and Italians of Brooklyn against Liberalism
by Jonathan Rieder
Harvard University Press, 1985
eISBN: 978-0-674-04274-2 | Paper: 978-0-674-09361-4 | Cloth: 978-0-674-09360-7
Library of Congress Classification F128.68.C36R54 1985
Dewey Decimal Classification 974.723

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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.

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