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The Dodgers and Brooklyn's Ethnic Isolation

Carl E. Prince

in Brooklyn's Dodgers

Published in print January 1998 | ISBN: 9780195115789
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854066 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115789.003.0007
The Dodgers and Brooklyn's Ethnic Isolation

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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

Chapter.  5999 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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