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Brooklyn: From Marshland to Greatest Borough

Narrated by: Tony Honickberg
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins

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Today, Brooklyn is New York's largest and arguably most vibrant borough, with a diversity of culture and sights that draw millions of people to it everywhere. How did this borough, which was a Dutch marshland in the early 1600s, come to be the place it is today? Trace from the 1600s to modern day and explore Brooklyn's role after English takeover, during the Civil War, the monumental construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, and the variety of peoples who make up its demographics. Learn the history and inner workings of the city that hosts the largest Jewish American and West Indian community in the United States.

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