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...
Very interesting article. This could have been written about the great neighborhoods in West Philadelphia pre-1950 and many others which suffered at the hands of unethical "block-busting" realtors, who took the money and ran, and changed the faces of the neighborhoods in the process.
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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