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What accounts for the precarious state of liberalism in the mid 1980s? Why was the Republican Party able to steal away so many ethnic Democrats of modest means in recent presidential elections? Jonathan Rieder explores these questions in his powerful study of the Jews and Italians of Canarsie, a middle-income community that was once the scene of a wild insurgency against racial busing. Proud bootstrappers, the children of immigrants, Canarsians may speak with piquant New York accents, but their story has a more universal appeal. "Canarsie" is Middle America, Brooklyn-style.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674093614
ISBN-10: 0674093615
Format: Paperback
(238mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 306
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jonathan Rieder

Jonathan Rieder is Professor of Sociology at Barnard College, Columbia University.

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