An Ethnic Geography of Early Utica, New York: Time, Space and Community (Mellen Studies in Geography S. v. 1)
By: Allen G. Noble (author)Hardback
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An examination of how early immigrant communities (German, Welsh, Polish, Italian) changed the geographical shape of the city. Group identity was so strong that even a century after the first peoples began to arrive, different neighbourhoods, and even larger sections of the city, retained the imprint of the immigrants. It is also the story of adaptive strategies followed by each community in responding to economic and social constraints imposed upon it. The study is oriented to the spatial perspective of the urban cultural geography. The internal movement of the groups is traced and the rationale for the particular directions of movement is related to physical, economic and cultural factors.
The process of migration; the community and its setting; keeping up with the Joneses - the Welsh in Utica; the Irish in Utica - "A Capital Road from Cork to Utica"; the Germans in Utica - "Amerika du Hast es Besser"; South Italy and East Utica - from stress of stone to streets of gold; from the White Eagle to the Bald Eagle - the Poles in West Utica; later ethnic groups the depression and beyond.
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