Bronx History

August 2nd, 2010 by Sarah Laleman Ward

Continuing their New York Boroughs history segment, WNYC is focusing on the Bronx this week. You can view one man’s photographs of the Bronx and listen to the audio of his story here.  And just like they did for Brooklyn, you can post questions for the Bronx historian Lloyd Ultan here.

Naturally, we have a number of books and other resources available at Hunter if you have an interest in the Bronx. Here are a few titles to get you started – click on the cover image to link to the call number or e-book record (if available.) If you want to browse items about the Bronx, in CUNY+ select “keyword in subject” from the drop-down search menu and enter “Bronx” in the search box.

Boulevard of dreams : heady times, heartbreak, and hope along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx by Constance Rosenblum

Do not give way to evil : photographs of the South Bronx, 1979-1987 by Lisa Kahane

The Bronx by Evelyn Gonzalez (available as an e-book in the ebrary database)

Bronx accent : a literary and pictorial history of the borough compiled by Lloyd Ultan and Barbara Unger

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