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...
Communists were flowing into the Ivy League and elsewhere in huge numbers by the 1930's, especially from places like Germany where the few who refused to join the National Socialists (they made up the vast majority of new members in the 1932 and 1933 elections, both of which were, contrary to what Communists and socialists would like people to believe, quite valid elections) came to the U.S. and pushed their views on their students like good little Soviet drones. They also began working to deny tenure to their political opponents. The takeover was mostly complete before the 60's, but naturally some people live longer than others and hang around long enough to teach new classes. A friend of mine was denied tenure in U. of FL, and...
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.
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