HNRS 126W Spring 2011
The Peopling of New York City
Honors Hall 12
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Author Archives: Tamar Herman
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Hey everyone, Michelle and I are creating a historical timeline for the Flushing overview and we want to know important dates (ie founding dates) of each of your organizations. We’d really appreciate it. Also, if anyone has notes from the … Continue reading
“… Muslims in New York City, in order to gain political and economic power, are reconfiguring religion into ethnicity…” (160). After our discussion in the last class about race and prejudice in New York City, this sentence in the Slyomovics … Continue reading
The thing that most stood out to be as I started to read the Galvez book Guadalupe In New York was the fact that sweeping is an important aspect of the Mexican community. To me, sweeping is a chore that … Continue reading
I was extremely interested in the idea that the Haitians had about New York, in comparison to the Italians, as described starting on page 133 of the McAlister reading. We have seen, from the Orsi book, that the Italians came … Continue reading
As I was reading the chapter “The Meanings of the Devotion to the Madonna of 115th Street” in the Robert A. Orsi book, I couldn’t help but imagine a picture of the Madonna in my mind. And this picture looked … Continue reading
Family is the double-edge sword a lot of the time, especially in East Harlem it seems. Between pages 75-96, Orsi depicts a family-oriented tight-knit Italian community that seems commendable. The family is the most important thing and this isn’t disputed. … Continue reading
New York City: Family-oriented and inviting. What?? That’s not the average person’s view of New York City. Yet in the first two chapters of The Madonna of 115th Street by Robert A. Orsi, the image of East Harlem that is … Continue reading