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The Resource Bengali Harlem and the lost histories of South Asian America, Vivek Bald

Bengali Harlem and the lost histories of South Asian America, Vivek Bald

Label
Bengali Harlem and the lost histories of South Asian America
Title
Bengali Harlem and the lost histories of South Asian America
Statement of responsibility
Vivek Bald
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the final years of the nineteenth century, small groups of Muslim peddlers arrived at Ellis Island every summer, bags heavy with embroidered silks from their home villages in Bengal. The American demand for 'Oriental goods' took these migrants on a curious path, from New Jersey's beach boardwalks into the heart of the segregated South. Two decades later, hundreds of Indian Muslim seamen began jumping ship in New York and Baltimore, escaping the engine rooms of British steamers to find less brutal work onshore. As factory owners sought their labor and anti-Asian immigration laws closed in around them, these men built clandestine networks that stretched from the northeastern waterfront across the industrial Midwest. The stories of these early working-class migrants vividly contrast with our typical understanding of immigration. Vivek Bald's meticulous reconstruction reveals a lost history of South Asian sojourning and life-making in the United States. At a time when Asian immigrants were vilified and criminalized, Bengali Muslims quietly became part of some of America{u2019}s most iconic neighborhoods of color, from Tremé in New Orleans to Detroit's Black Bottom, from West Baltimore to Harlem. Many started families with Creole, Puerto Rican, and African American women. As steel and auto workers in the Midwest, as traders in the South, and as halal hot dog vendors on 125th Street, these immigrants created lives as remarkable as they are unknown. Their stories of ingenuity and intermixture challenge assumptions about assimilation and reveal cross-racial affinities beneath the surface of early twentieth-century America."--The dust-jacket front flap
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bald, Vivek
Dewey number
305.891/4073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.S69
LC item number
B35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ḥaidar, Dādā Amīr
  • Ḥaidar, Dādā Amīr.hy
  • South Asian Americans
  • South Asian Americans
  • Muslims
  • Working class
  • Minorities
  • United States
  • United States
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • United States
  • South Asia
  • Einwanderung
  • USA
  • Bengalen
  • South Asian Americans
  • South Asian Americans
  • Muslims
  • Working class
  • United States
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • United States
  • South Asia
Label
Bengali Harlem and the lost histories of South Asian America, Vivek Bald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : lost in migration -- Out of the East and into the South -- Between "Hindoo" and "Negro" -- From ships' holds to factory floors -- The travels and transformations of Amir Haider Khan -- Bengali Harlem -- The life and times of a multiracial community -- Conclusion : lost futures
Control code
ocn795909452
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674067578
Lccn
2012022231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021683160
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674066663
  • (OCoLC)795909452
Label
Bengali Harlem and the lost histories of South Asian America, Vivek Bald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : lost in migration -- Out of the East and into the South -- Between "Hindoo" and "Negro" -- From ships' holds to factory floors -- The travels and transformations of Amir Haider Khan -- Bengali Harlem -- The life and times of a multiracial community -- Conclusion : lost futures
Control code
ocn795909452
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674067578
Lccn
2012022231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021683160
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674066663
  • (OCoLC)795909452

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