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ISBN:0520247477
Author: Russell Leigh Sharman
ISBN13: 978-0520247475
Title: The Tenants of East Harlem
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Language: English
Category: Americas
Publisher: University of California Press; First edition (August 3, 2006)
Pages: 258

The Tenants of East Harlem by Russell Leigh Sharman



Russell Leigh Sharman deftly weaves these oral histories together with fine-grained ethnographic observations and urban history to examine the ways that immigration, housing, ethnic change, gentrification, race, class, and gender have affected the neighborhood over time. This book is excellent, bringing to life each street in East Harlem and the transformations they have gone through over the past several decades. Sharman does a great job of telling 7 different stories. each one is unique, but strangely reminisicent of it's predecessor.

Russell Leigh Sharman deftly weaves these oral histories together with fine-grained ethnographic observations and urban history to examine the ways that immigration, housing, ethnic change, gentrification, race, class, and gender have affected the neighborhood over time.

Russell Sharman masterfully weaves together life history, oral history, and fine-grained observation to depict the range and variation of a historic neighborhood. This book makes a major contribution to an ethnographic mosaic of life in East Harlem. Through engaging, and often extremely moving, life stories of several residents of the community, Russell Sharman provides a window into the processes of change in this well-known New York City neighborhood. Nancy Foner, author of From Ellis Island to JFK: New York's Two Great Waves of Immigration".

by Russell Leigh Sharman. Rich with the textures and rhythms of street life, The Tenants of East Harlem is an absorbing and unconventional biography of a neighborhood told through the life stories of seven residents whose experiences there span nearly a century. Modeled on the ethnic distinctions that divide the community, the book portrays the old guard of East Harlem: Pete, one of the last Italian holdouts; Jos, a Puerto Rican; and Lucille, an African American.

Russell leigh sharman. Book Description: Rich with the textures and rhythms of street life,The Tenants of East Harlemis an absorbing and unconventional biography of a neighborhood told through the life stories of seven residents whose experiences there span nearly a century. Modeled on the ethnic distinctions that divide the community, the book portrays the old guard of East Harlem: Pete, one of the last Italian holdouts; José, a Puerto Rican; and Lucille, an African American. Side by side with these representatives of a century of ethnic succession are the newcomers: Maria, an undocumented Mexican; Mohamed, a West.

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Rich with the textures and rhythms of street life, The Tenants of East Harlem is an absorbing and unconventional biography of a neighborhood told through the life stories of seven residents whose experiences there span nearly a century. Modeled on the ethnic distinctions that divide the community, the book portrays the old guard of East Harlem: Pete, one of the last Italian holdouts; José, a Puerto Rican; and Lucille, an African American. Side by side with these representatives of a century of ethnic succession are the newcomers: Maria, an undocumented Mexican; Mohamed, a West African entrepreneur; Si Zhi, a Chinese immigrant and landlord; and, finally, the author himself, a reluctant beneficiary of urban renewal. Russell Leigh Sharman deftly weaves these oral histories together with fine-grained ethnographic observations and urban history to examine the ways that immigration, housing, ethnic change, gentrification, race, class, and gender have affected the neighborhood over time. Providing unique access to the nuances of inner-city life, The Tenants of East Harlem shows how roots sink so quickly in a community that has always hosted the transient, how new immigrants are challenging the claims of the old, and how that cycle is threatened as never before by the specter of gentrification.
Reviews: 3
Gaeuney
I got what I expected on time. Couldn't ask for more.
Folsa
I got the book for a class, and it arrived quickly and it was cheaper on amazon than anywhere else.

The book itself is good if you want to learn more about what east harlem was and is becoming.
Ariseym
Just boring