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And prairie dogs weren't kosher : Jewish women in the upper Midwest since 1855

Author: Linda Mack Schloff
Publisher: St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Integrates oral accounts, diaries, letters, and autobiographies with original research and interpretation to present the little-known story of the Jewish experience in America's heartland, using the voices of four generations of Jewish women who settled in Minnesota, the Dakotas, Iowa, and Wisconsin to show how they transported and transformed their cultural and religious life in a region inhabited by few Jews.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Mack Schloff
ISBN: 0873513371 9780873513371 087351338X 9780873513388
OCLC Number: 34745892
Description: x, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. "Like Birds Flying from Their Nest": Life in the Old Country --
2. "The End of the World": Settling in the Upper Midwest --
3. "And Prairie Dogs Weren't Kosher": Domestic Life --
4. "We Dug More Rocks": Women and Work --
5. "We Had to Create It": Women and Synagogues --
6. "Always Involved with Some Kind of Organization": Women and Organizations.
Responsibility: Linda Mack Schloff.
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Integrates oral accounts, diaries, letters, and autobiographies with original research and interpretation to present the little-known story of the Jewish experience in America's heartland, using the voices of four generations of Jewish women who settled in Minnesota, the Dakotas, Iowa, and Wisconsin to show how they transported and transformed their cultural and religious life in a region inhabited by few Jews.

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