[Members] Bengali Harlem book reading Fri. Jan. 3, 2014, near the AHA venue

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Busboys & Poets Presents:
Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America
Reading and Conversation with Author and Filmmaker Vivek Bald

Friday January 03, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
@ Busboys & Poets
14th & V | Langston Room
Washington, DC

Co-Sponsored by SAALT (South Asian Americans Leading Together), Kahani, and
Teaching for Change

In the final years of the nineteenth century, small groups of Muslim peddlers
arrived at Ellis Island every summer, bags heavy with embroidered silks from
their home villages in Bengal. The American demand for “Oriental goods”
took these migrants on a curious path, from New Jersey’s beach boardwalks
into the heart of the segregated South. Two decades later, hundreds of Indian
Muslim seamen began jumping ship in New York and Baltimore, escaping the
engine rooms of British steamers to find less brutal work onshore. As factory
owners sought their labor and anti-Asian immigration laws closed in around
them, these men built clandestine networks that stretched from the
northeastern waterfront across the industrial Midwest.

The stories of these early working-class migrants vividly contrast with our
typical understanding of immigration. Vivek Bald’s meticulous
reconstruction reveals a lost history of South Asian sojourning and
life-making in the United States. At a time when Asian immigrants were
vilified and criminalized, Bengali Muslims quietly became part of some of
America’s most iconic neighborhoods of color, from Tremé in New Orleans to
Detroit’s Black Bottom, from West Baltimore to Harlem. Many started
families with Creole, Puerto Rican, and African American women.

As steel and auto workers in the Midwest, as traders in the South, and as
halal hot dog vendors on 125th Street, these immigrants created lives as
remarkable as they are unknown. Their stories of ingenuity and intermixture
challenge assumptions about assimilation and reveal cross-racial affinities
beneath the surface of early twentieth-century America.

Event info:
http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/event/a-special-edition-of-a.c.t.o...
[1]

Book info:
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674066663 [2]
http://www.bengaliharlem.com [3]

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Busboys & Poets Presents:
Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America
Reading and Conversation with Author and Filmmaker Vivek Bald
Friday January 03, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
@ Busboys & Poets
14th & V | Langston Room
Washington, DC
Co-Sponsored by SAALT (South Asian Americans Leading Together), Kahani, and Teaching for Change
In the final years of the nineteenth century, small groups of Muslim peddlers arrived at Ellis Island every summer, bags heavy with embroidered silks from their home villages in Bengal. The American demand for “Oriental goods” took these migrants on a curious path, from New Jersey’s beach boardwalks into the heart of the segregated South. Two decades later, hundreds of Indian Muslim seamen began jumping ship in New York and Baltimore, escaping the engine rooms of British steamers to find less brutal work onshore. As factory owners sought their labor and anti-Asian immigration laws closed in around them, these men built clandestine networks that stretched from the northeastern waterfront across the industrial Midwest.
The stories of these early working-class migrants vividly contrast with our typical understanding of immigration. Vivek Bald’s meticulous reconstruction reveals a lost history of South Asian sojourning and life-making in the United States. At a time when Asian immigrants were vilified and criminalized, Bengali Muslims quietly became part of some of America’s most iconic neighborhoods of color, from Tremé in New Orleans to Detroit’s Black Bottom, from West Baltimore to Harlem. Many started families with Creole, Puerto Rican, and African American women.
As steel and auto workers in the Midwest, as traders in the South, and as halal hot dog vendors on 125th Street, these immigrants created lives as remarkable as they are unknown. Their stories of ingenuity and intermixture challenge assumptions about assimilation and reveal cross-racial affinities beneath the surface of early twentieth-century America.
Event info:
http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/event/a-special-edition-of-a.c.t.o...
Book info:
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674066663
http://www.bengaliharlem.com

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