New York City Ethnic Map from 1919

Peter Moskos discusses his unearthing of a fascinating ethnic map of New York City from 1919. Apparently the creator of the map John B Trevor was concerned immigrants (particularly Jews) were going to take over America – by immigrants he meant the non Anglo-Saxon kind, of course – to the extent he ordered 6,000 rifles machine gun battalion for deployment in Jewish neighborhoods.

The map includes locations of liberal news outlets and radical social clubs, in order to aid the authorities clamp down on any seditious behaviour.  There are several full colour excerpts from the map on Peter’s site:

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