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Brooklyn in Love and War

Here’s the project that I mentioned in class, created by Molly Rosner who is in the American Studies PhD program at Rutgers-Newark: https://bkinloveandwar.wordpress.com/

About this Blog

This blog looks at the nation’s history as filtered through the well-documented relationship between my grandparents.  I never knew Sylvia, but she and my grandfather, Alex, wrote hundreds of letters to each other during the years that Alex was stationed abroad during WWII.

Each post examines a letter that helps the story of two people unfold as they navigate their relationship with each other and with the war.

I will also look at the letters in the context of Brooklyn and how it has changed over time. The blog is also a platform to examine different methods of storytelling that are used throughout the letters.

Here is a link to the first post on this blog:

https://bkinloveandwar.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/birth/

Follow this blog on Twitter @bkinloveandwar.