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From the ghetto to the Main : the story of the Jews of Montreal

Author: Joe King; Johanne Schumann
Publisher: Montréal : Montreal Jewish Publication Society, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe King; Johanne Schumann
ISBN: 0968815405 9780968815403
OCLC Number: 47690762
Description: xxii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. I. Jews in the New World. 1. Wandering in the Wilderness: the Search For the Lost Tribes --
2. "I am Jewish!": The Story of Esther, the Defiant Jewess --
3. The Adventurous House of Gradis: The Family that Helped Emancipate the Jews of France --
4. Battle for New France: the Dramatic Story of a Jewish Naval Captain --
5. Kosher in the Canoe: Aaron Hart and Canadian Jewry's First Family --
6. The Pioneer Jews of Montreal: Building the First Synagogue and Jewish Community --
7. Hero or Traitor Jew: The American Revolution in Canada or a Lesson in Divided Loyalties --
8. Equality Under the Law: Ezekiel Hart and the Charter of Emancipation --
9. In the Company of Jews: How the Joseph Family, and Others Helped Build the Economy of Quebec --
pt. II. From the Shtetl to the Main. 10. The Great Jewish Migration: The Uptowners Learn to Cope --
11. The Yiddish: Landsmanshaften in the Golden Medinah --
12. The Main: Building Blocks of Progress --
13. The Shmata Business: Sweatshops and the Rise of the Jewish Labour Movement --
14. Briskets and Bagels: the Jewish Originals that put Montreal on the Map --
15. The Issue is Education: Fighting for Rights in a Christian Province --
16. The Federation: Jewish Resiliency during the Great Depression --
17. The Merchant Princes: From Pushcart to Pecuniary Prominence --
18. From Rags to Great Riches: The Bronfman Story --
pt. III. Prayers at Sundown. 19. S.W. Jacobs: A dissenter in the Corridors of Power --
20. Mayhem in the Metropolis: Gamblers, Gangsters and Gunslingers in the Dirty Thirties --
21. Fascism at home: An Ugly Time in La Belle Province --
22. A Bas Les Juifs: No Dogs or Hebrews Allowed --
23. None Is Too Many: How Canada Denied Sanctuary to Endangered European Jews --
24. Going to War: 16,880 Jews Enlist in Canada's Armed Forces --
25. Shoah --
26. The Communist and the Socialist: Rose Versus Lewis in a Politically Divided Community --
27. Out of the Fire: Holocaust Survivors build a New Life In Montreal --
pt. IV. The New Jerusalem. 28. Israel is Reborn: Montrealers Help Realize the Age-old Dream --
29. Les Sepharades: The Other Children of Abraham in the Ashkenazi Domain --
30. Israel in Peril: Montreal Jews and the Other Side of the Shekel --
31. Building a Great City: Montreal Jewry sparkles at home and the World Scene --
32. Exodus 401: The Separatist Parti Quebecois is Elected --
33. Provincial Politix: Leading Anglo Robert Libman and the Fight for Equality --
34. Keepers of the Flame: Hassidim, Ultra-Orthodox and Observant Jews --
35. Leadership on the Ramparts: The Jewish Community Today --
36. The Temper and the Times: Improvisation in a Troubled Period.
Responsibility: by Joe King ; edited by Johanne Schumann ; with an introduction by Graeme Decarie.

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