Robert Snyder, "All the Nations Under Heaven: Immigrants, Migrants, and the Making of New York" (Columbia UP, 2019)
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All the Nations Under Heaven: Immigrants, Migrants, and the Making of New York by Frederick M. Binder, David M. Reimers, and Robert W. Snyder (Columbia University Press, 2019) covers almost 500 years of New York City’s still unfolding story of cultural diversity and political conflict, economic dynamism and unmatched human diversity. This briskly paced volume – which updates a first edition originally published in the mid-1990s – reminds us that today’s hot button debates about immigration, inequality, and globalization have, in various earlier forms, long played roles in the evolution and development of one of the world’s great cities.
Bruce Cory is editorial advisor at The Center for New York City Affairs at The New School.
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