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Brooklyn's Barren Island: A Forgotten History

作者 Miriam Sicherman
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 Brooklyn's Barren Island: A Forgotten History:,Unbeknownsttomostofthecity'sinhabitants,aruralcommunityofgarbageworkersonceexistedonanow-vanishedislandinNewYor

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內容簡介 Unbeknownst to most of the city's inhabitants, a rural community of garbage workers once existed on a now-vanished island in New York City. Barren Island was a swampy speck in Jamaica Bay where a motley group of new immigrants and African Americans quietly processed mountains of garbage and dead animals starting in the 1850s. They turned the waste into useful industrial products until their eviction by Robert Moses, in the name of progress, in 1936. Barren Islanders built businesses, fought fires, demanded a public school and worshipped at churches as they created a quintessentially American community from scratch. Author Miriam Sicherman tells the story of a Brooklyn neighborhood lost in the annals of New York City history.

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書名 / Brooklyn's Barren Island: A Forgotten History
作者 / Miriam Sicherman
簡介 / Brooklyn's Barren Island: A Forgotten History:,Unbeknownsttomostofthecity'sinhabitants,aruralcommunityofgarbageworkersonceexistedonanow-vanishedislandinNewYor
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9781540241436
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9781540241436
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 22.9X15.2X1.1CM
重量(g) / 385.6
語言 / 3:英文
級別 / N:無
頁數 / 162
裝訂 / H:精裝

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