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City of GodsReligious Freedom, Immigration, and Pluralism in Flushing, Queens$
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R. Scott Hanson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780823271597

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823271597.001.0001

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Heralding the “World of Tomorrow”

Heralding the “World of Tomorrow”

Religion and Community in Flushing, 1898–1965

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(p.64) 2 Heralding the “World of Tomorrow”
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City of Gods
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R. Scott Hanson

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823271597.003.0003

Chapter Two explores the growth of Flushing in the early-mid twentieth century, the development of a community ideology of religious freedom and toleration that was born in the years around World War II and matured during the Cold War and Civil Rights movement while being fed by an emerging Judeo-Christian national identity and ecumenical spirit between Protestants, Catholics, and Jews on display at the World’s Fairs of 1939–40 and 1964–65. It also traces a story of great change, struggle, and fault lines that expose deeper and growing tensions of pluralism in the community: Flushing’s connection in 1928 to the New York subway system and the consequent population and real estate growth that transformed the small town and village; Jewish intrusion and eventual inclusion into a Christian world; city planning, zoning, and racism in downtown Flushing; and issues of religious and racial exclusion at the two World’s Fairs.

Keywords:   Civil Rights, Cold War, community ideology, Judaism, Judeo Christian, World’s Fairs, World War II

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