Brooklyn became a refuge for many. It offered the opportunity for peaceful living in a growing urban society. Discover the people and places of Brooklyn in a decade of growth and prosperity, and travel back to the beginnings of a diverse community with a rich ethnic heritage.
Join Eric Ierardi in this celebration of a unique American city with a fascinating past. Brooklyn in the 1920s is sure to appeal to both residents and newcomers and will serve as a valuable tool in teaching the history of Brooklyn to future generations.
Brooklyn occupies the west end of Long Island and before its incorporation into New York City was America's fourth largest city in the 1890 census. New York City at the mouth of the Hudson River is the largest city in America.