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Harlem: The Four Hundred Year History

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Historian Jonathan Gill discusses the history of Harlem: one of the most iconic neighborhoods in the United States. Harlem: The Four Hundred Year History from Dutch Village to Capital of Black America is the first complete chronicle of this remarkable place: from Henry Hudson's first encounter with natives there, to the Harlem Renaissance, to the modern day.

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Jonathan Gill
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Comments [2]

Michael from Manhattan

Why is 125th Street the main crosstown street of Harlem?
Has the fault line that runs along 125th Street ever played a significant role in the history of the area?

Feb. 23 2011 01:17 PM
Carlette from Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Thanx for the great show!
Just wanted to comment, that Haarlem in the Netherlands, is still considered a separate city, not as an area or neighborhood from Amsterdam.

Feb. 23 2011 01:17 PM

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