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Coalfield Jews : an Appalachian history

Author: Deborah R Weiner
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the intersection of two simultaneous historic events: central Appalachia's transformative coal boom (1880s-1920), and the mass migration of eastern European Jews to America. This book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2006000320
(OCoLC)62878648
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah R Weiner
OCLC Number: 989014006
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: viii, 234 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: From shtetl to coalfield: the migration of East European Jews to Appalachia --
Middlemen of the coalfields : Jewish economic life --
Jews in the coalfield social scene --
Insiders and outsiders : race, religion, and politics in the coalfields --
Coalfield Jewish communities.
Responsibility: Deborah R. Weiner.

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"Deborah R. Weiner chronicles the lives and communities of Jewish residents of small town Appalachia in this well researched book... The book's careful reconstruction of the lives of those small town Read more...

 
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