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Brooklyn  Jaime Lathrop

Jaime Lathrop

Brooklyn, NY Litigation
Avvo rating 10.0
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Brooklyn  Gerald Peter Douglas

Gerald Douglas

Brooklyn, NY Lawyer
Avvo rating 6.6
she knew exactly what to do and helped me win my case .She was also very dependable and I was able to call... more
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Maria Shteysel

Brooklyn, NY Personal Injury
Avvo rating 6.0
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Brooklyn  Arkady Frekhtman

Arkady Frekhtman

New York, NY Car / Auto Accident
Avvo rating 8.3
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Brooklyn  Julia A. Lowenfeld

Julia Lowenfeld

Brooklyn, NY Lawyer
Avvo rating 6.2
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Brooklyn  Ilona Dzhamgarova

Ilona Dzhamgarova

Brooklyn, NY Immigration
Avvo rating 8.8
Mr. Ruskin has represented me, my family and my business for over 10 years. He is well equipped to tackle (... more
Brooklyn  Neil Steven Ruskin

Neil Ruskin

Brooklyn, NY Lawyer
Avvo rating 6.5
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Brooklyn  Simon Goldenberg

Simon Goldenberg

Brooklyn, NY Debt Settlement
Avvo rating 8.7

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practicing lawyers in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a bastion of strong historical figures and abolitionists from the 19th century.

The history of Brooklyn as a diverse city began in 1790 where about 1/3 of the people in Kings County (which later became known as Brooklyn) were black slaves. By 1827, many of the slaves were freed and a recession a decade later allowed the former slaves to buy land. While Brooklyn was built on sugar, cotton, and tobacco, all principally supported by the slave business, the city has grown past this sordid past.

An exhibition on Brooklyn Abolitionists exists in the city and brings light to the efforts of influential abolitionists of the past. Elizabeth Gloucester, for one, was a black abolitionist who invested in real estate in Brooklyn and died one of the wealthiest women in the US.

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