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Insecure prosperity : small-town Jews in industrial America, 1890-1940

Author: Ewa T Morawska
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1999, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the story of the Jewish community in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. This work reveals a pattern of adaptation to American life surprisingly different from that followed by Jewish immigrants to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ewa T Morawska
ISBN: 0691005370 9780691005379 0691037353 9780691037356
OCLC Number: 42360577
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1996
Description: xxv, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of IllustrationsList of TablesPreface: What this Book is About, What is Different About It, and Who Helped in its MakingCh. 1In the Shtetls and Out3Ch. 2Fitting Old-Country Resources into a New Place: The Formation of a (Multi)-Ethnic Economic Niche31Ch. 3Insecure Prosperity72Ch. 4Small Town, Slow Pace: Transformations in Jewish Sociocultural Life133Ch. 5In the Middle on the Periphery: Involvement in the Local Society186Ch. 6Through Several Lenses: Making Sense of Their Lives214Epilogue: Postwar Era: A Decline of the Community245Appendix I: (Self)Reflections of a Fieldworker255Appendix II: Members of the Jewish Community in Johnstown and Vicinity Who Participated in This Study286Notes287Index361
Responsibility: Ewa Morawska.

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Winner of the 1997 Anthony Leeds Prize, Society for Urban Anthropology Winner of the 1997 Saul Viener Prize in American Jewish History Winner of the 1997 Theodore Saluotos Book Award, Immigration Read more...

 
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