Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America

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Harvard University Press, Jan 7, 2013 - History - 318 pages
Nineteenth-century Muslim peddlers arrived at Ellis Island, bags heavy with embroidered silks from their villages in Bengal. Demand for “Oriental goods” took these migrants on a curious path, from New Jersey’s boardwalks into the segregated South. Bald’s history reveals cross-racial affinities below the surface of early twentieth-century America.
 

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Contents

Authors Note
1857
Out of the East and into the South
1870
Between Hindoo and Negro
1892
From Ships Holds to Factory Floors
The Travels and Transformations of Amir Haider Khan
Bengali Harlem
The Life and Times of a Multiracial Community
Lost Futures
Illustrations
Acknowledgments
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