Jonathan Gill: "Harlem"
In 400 years, Harlem has transformed itself from a struggling Dutch village to a wealthy Jewish enclave to the de facto capital of Black America. In that time, famous residents like Alexander Hamilton, Oscar Hammerstein, Marcus Garvey, Langston Hughes, and Duke Ellington have helped shape one of America’s most famous neighborhoods. A new book by Jonathan Gill traces the surprising and often unknown history of Harlem.
author of "Harlem: The Four Hundred Year History from Dutch Village to Capital of Black America." He teaches American history, literature, and humanities at the Manhattan School of Music and the University of Amsterdam.