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9780262570220

Beyond the Melting Pot : The Negroes, Puerto Ricans, Jews, Italians, and Irish of New York City

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  • ISBN13:

    9780262570220

  • ISBN10:

    026257022X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1970-06-15
  • Publisher: Mit Pr

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Beyond the Melting Potwas one of the most influential books published during the 1960s. This second edition includes a new 90-page Introduction, "New York City in 1960," in which the authors, with all their previous depth and verve, examine the turn of events since 1963, the date of the first edition. Their concerns are directed to such developments as the rise of militant black demands and the response to these of the city's peoples and political structures; the decline of Catholic power in Lindsay's New York and the rise in power of Jews and WASPs; the growth of a black middle class and the economic and political difficulties of the Puerto Ricans. The authors note that events and further study have led them to change their views on several matters, and these points are clarified in the Introduction. Nevertheless, most of their perceptions and their central thesis (that "melting pot" assimilation does not happen) remain as valid as ever. In the same way, these appraisals of the first edition remain fully in force: Richard H. Rovere, The New Yorker: "Beyond the Melting Pot...is perhaps the most perceptive inquiry into American minorities ever made." Oscar Handlin, New York Times:"They have put together a thoughtful analysis that will help Americans deal with one of the most pressing problems of the great cities. That itself is a substantial accomplishment." HarpersMagazine: "...sure in its grasp of relations between economic and social fact, cogent, complex, and brightly written." TimeMagazine: "...provocative...Glazer...and Moynihan...write with a refreshing candor on a subject that is usually treated all too delicately.... They write compassionately of the problems minority groups have faced, but they forthrightly point out that many of these problems are compounded by each group's special characteristics."

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition New York City in 1970 vii
The View from 1970 vii
The Race Issue in City Politics xxiv
A Resurgence of Ethnicity? xxxi
Affluent Blacks and Poor Whites xliii
The Catholics and the Jews lvii
The Party of the People lxxi
A Note on Ethnic Studies lxxvi
For the Present... lxxxiii
Notes xci
Preface to the First Edition xcvii
Introduction
1(23)
The Negroes
24(62)
Numbers
25(4)
Jobs
29(15)
Education
44(6)
The Family and Other Problems
50(3)
Housing and Neighborhood
53(14)
Leadership, Politics, Intergroup Relations
67(19)
The Puerto Ricans
86(51)
Prologue
86(5)
The Migration
91(8)
The Island-Centered Community
99(11)
The Mobile Element
110(6)
Lower Income
116(6)
The Next Generation: Family, School, Neighborhood
122(7)
Culture, Contributions, Color
129(8)
The Jews
137(44)
The Economic Base
143(12)
The Passion for Education
155(4)
Community, Neighborhood, Integration
159(7)
Politics
166(5)
Culture and the Future
171(10)
The Italians
181(36)
The Community
186(8)
Family Influences
194(8)
Religion
202(3)
Occupations
205(3)
Politics
208(9)
The Irish
217(71)
The Green Wave
219(2)
The Democratic Party
221(9)
The Roman Catholic Church
230(8)
The Wild Irish
238(12)
``There Are Some of Us Left''
250(12)
The Party of the People
262(12)
City of God and Man
274(14)
Beyond the Melting Pot
288(29)
The Jews
292(2)
The Catholics
294(5)
Negroes and Puerto Ricans
299(2)
The Role of Politics
301(9)
The Future
310(7)
Tables 317(8)
Notes 325(24)
Index 349

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