Bedford-Stuyvesant

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The heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant is still found in the near-forgotten settlement of Brooklyn's Bedford Corners, a Dutch township colonized in 1667, where ancient Native American trails determined its now major thoroughfares, and where Colonial patriots fought the British in the country's struggle for independence. Bedford-Stuyvesant remained a quiet farming hamlet until the 1880s when rapid subway transportation, construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, and the burgeoning population of Manhattan combined to forge one of America's first and finest suburban communities. Bedford-Stuyvesant details the evolution of this neighborhood, home to the nation'ssecond largest African American community, and it documents how this urban center is now finally enjoying new regard for its wealth of architecture and its notable place in American history.
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ISBN: 9780738550046
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly is a third-generation native of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Her memberships with the Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History, the African Atlantic Genealogical Society in Long Island, Brooklyn Historical Society, Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society, and National Society Daughters of the American Revolution contributed to the successful collection of these rare and remarkable historic photographs.
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