Nineteenth-century Muslim peddlers arrived at Ellis Island, bags heavy with embroidered silks from their villages in Bengal. Demand for “Oriental goods” took these migrants on a curious path, from New Jersey’s boardwalks into the segregated South. Bald’s history reveals cross-racial affinities below
Author Vivek Bald
Publisher Harvard University Press
Published Date 2013-01-07
ISBN 0674070402 9780674070400
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