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Author Deutsch, Nathaniel, author.

Title A fortress in Brooklyn : race, real estate, and the making of Hasidic Williamsburg / Nathaniel Deutsch and Michael Casper
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2021]
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Description 1 online resource (391 pages) : illustrations, maps
Summary Hasidic Williamsburg is famous as one of the most separatist, intensely religious, and politically savvy communities in the entire United States. Less known is how the community survived in one of New York City's toughest neighborhoods during an era of steep decline, only to later oppose and also participate in the unprecedented gentrification of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Nathaniel Deutsch and Michael Casper unravel the fascinating history of how a community of determined Holocaust survivors encountered, shaped, and sometimes fiercely resisted the urban processes that transformed their gritty neighborhood, from white flight and the construction of public housing to rising crime, divestment of city services, and, ultimately, extreme gentrification. By showing how Williamsburg's Hasidim avoided assimilation, Deutsch and Casper present both a provocative counter-history of American Jewry and a novel look at how race, real estate, and religion intersected in the creation of a quintessential, and yet deeply misunderstood, New York neighborhood
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 06, 2021)
Subject Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
HISTORY / Jewish
Williamsburg (New York, N.Y.) -- History
New York (State) -- New York -- Williamsburg.
New York (State) -- New York.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Casper, Michael, author
ISBN 0300258372