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Branching out : German-Jewish immigration to the United States, 1820-1914

著者: Avraham Barkai
出版商: New York : Holmes & Meier, 1994.
丛书: Ellis Island series.
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The many thousands of Jews from German-speaking lands who came to the United States throughout the nineteenth century played a major part in laying the foundations of the Jewish community in America. The author considers these immigrants a branch of German Jewry, compelled to seek overseas the political and civil rights denied them at home. In this volume of the Ellis Island Series, the fascinating story of this  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Deutsch-Juden
History
材料类型: 互联网资源
文件类型: 书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: Avraham Barkai
ISBN: 0841911525 9780841911529
OCLC号码: 27975174
注意: The Mazal Holocaust Collection
描述: xiii, 269 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
内容: Introduction: The Old World and the New --
1. The First Wave: A Substitute for Emancipation, 1820-1860 --
2. Exploring the Territory --
3. Putting Down Roots --
4. The Social Structure of an Emerging Community --
5. Loyalties and Assertion: The Civil War Years --
6. The Second Wave, 1865-1914 --
7. Americanization Delayed --
8. German and Other Jews.
丛书名: Ellis Island series.
责任: Avraham Barkai.
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The many thousands of Jews from German-speaking lands who came to the United States throughout the nineteenth century played a major part in laying the foundations of the Jewish community in America. The author considers these immigrants a branch of German Jewry, compelled to seek overseas the political and civil rights denied them at home. In this volume of the Ellis Island Series, the fascinating story of this mass immigration of mostly poor, enterprising, young people is told in vivid detail. Drawing on rare letters, diaries, memoirs, period newspapers, journals, and other firsthand accounts, Barkai traces the process of family-oriented chain migration, resettlement, and acculturation, exploring as well the group's relations with the Jewish community in Germany and with German and Jewish immigrants in the New World. Often starting out as peddlers and storekeepers, the immigrants moved back and forth from East Coast towns and cities to settlements in the South, Midwest, and Far West, helping to expand the American frontier and to develop cities such as Cincinnati St. Louis, Milwaukee, and San Francisco. The narrative chronicles their experiences in the goldfields of California, on Indian reservations, and during the Civil War, in which German-Jewish soldiers in the Union and Confederate armies struggled against bigotry to assert their civil rights. These engaging personal narratives are woven into an account of the formative role played by German-Jewish immigrants in establishing the institutional framework of the American-Jewish community. Their influential network of mutual aid and philanthropic organizations would be challenged, at the turn of the century, by the great mass migration of Jews from Eastern Europe. The author's presentation of the dramatic encounter between these two groups sheds new light not only on this critical period in American-Jewish history but also on the dynamics of cultural change in a pluralist society.

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