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Carl E. Prince

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195115789

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115789.001.0001

The Dodgers and Brooklyn's Ethnic Isolation

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(p.102) 7 The Dodgers and Brooklyn's Ethnic Isolation
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Brooklyn's Dodgers
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Carl E. Prince

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115789.003.0007

This chapter describes the cultural segregation before the bridges and subways connected Brooklyn to Manhattan. For its ethnic residents, Brooklyn was a borough of marbleized ghettoes. The isolation was reflected in attitudes outside the borough. A remarkably diverse and equally tense cultural mix was in a geographically contained area, and the Dodger ball club provided the major unifying focus amid this Joseph's Coat of a population.

Keywords:   cultural, bridges, isolation, ball club

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