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Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America

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In the final years of the nineteenth century, small groups of Muslim peddlers arrived at Ellis Island every summer, bags heavy with embroidered silks from their home villages in Bengal. The American demand for "Oriental goods" took these migrants on a curious path, from New Jersey's beach boardwalks into the heart of the segregated South. Two decades later, hundreds of Indian Muslim seamen began jumping ship in New York and Baltimore, escaping the engine rooms of British steamers to find less brutal work onshore. As factory ...

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Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America
2015, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674503854

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Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America
2013, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674066663

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