Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America (Paperback)

By Vivek Bald

Harvard University Press, 9780674503854, 320pp.

Publication Date: March 23, 2015

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Description

Nineteenth-century Muslim peddlers arrived at Ellis Island, bags heavy with silks from their villages in Bengal. Demand for Oriental goods took these migrants on a curious path, from New Jersey's boardwalks to the segregated South. Bald's history reveals cross-racial affinities below the surface of early twentieth-century America.