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Harlem Then and Now

Barbara1756 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 2:29 PM
Thanks Dr. Sowell. We really appreciate your wisdom and knowledge. My 50 yr. old daughter is reading your book, BASIC ECONOMICS. She loves it and is learning a lot.
Books about the history of Harlem have long fascinated me -- my favorite being "When Harlem Was in Vogue" by David Levering Lewis. However, a more recent book, titled simply "Harlem" by Jonathan Gill, presents a more comprehensive history -- going all the way back to the time when the Dutch were the first settlers of New York, and named that area for the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands.

Most of us today think of Harlem as a black community, but it was not that for most of its 400-year history. John James Audubon, famed for his studies of birds, was...