Before the Melting Pot Society and Culture in Colonial New York City, 1664-1730 / Joyce D. Goodfriend

Author
Goodfriend, Joyce D. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1. paperback print
Published/​Created
  • Princeton, N.J. Princeton Univ. Press 1994
  • ©1994
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1 online resource (324 pages) : illustrations

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From its earliest days under English rule, New York City had an unusually diverse ethnic makeup, with substantial numbers of Dutch, English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Jewish immigrants, as well as a large African-American population. Joyce Goodfriend paints a vivid portrait of this society, exploring the meaning of ethnicity in early America and showing how colonial settlers of varying backgrounds worked out a basis for coexistence. She argues that, contrary to the prevalent notion of rapid Anglicization, ethnicity proved an enduring force in this small urban society well into the eighteenth century.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents
Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- ILLUSTRATIONS -- TABLES -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER ONE. NEW AMSTERDAM BECOMES NEW YORK CITY -- CHAPTER TWO. THE SECOND GENERATION -- CHAPTER THREE. NEWCOMERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEW YORK CITY -- CHAPTER FOUR. ETHNICITY AND STRATIFICATION IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEW YORK CITY -- CHAPTER FIVE. COMMUNITY AND CULTURE IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEW YORK CITY -- CHAPTER SIX. AFRICAN-AMERICAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE -- CHAPTER SEVEN. IMMIGRANTS TO NEW YORK CITY, 1700-1730 -- CHAPTER EIGHT. THE THIRD GENERATION -- CHAPTER NINE. CULTURE AND COMMUNITY IN NEW YORK CITY, 1700-1730 -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES TO THE CHAPTERS -- INDEX
ISBN
0-691-04794-4
OCLC
1273306521
Doi
  • 10.1515/9780691222981
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