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Jewish life in the American West : perspectives on migration, settlement, and community

Author: Ava Fran Kahn; Autry Museum of Western Heritage.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Autry Museum of Western Heritage in association with University of Washington Press, Seattle, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the history of Jewish life in the American West from the mid-nineteenth to the twentieth century, combining historical narrative with essays, photographs, mini-biographies, contemporary descriptions, diary entries, letters, maps, and more.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ava Fran Kahn; Autry Museum of Western Heritage.
ISBN: 0295982756 9780295982755
OCLC Number: 49584192
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Autry Museum of Western Heritage and held there from June 21-January 20, 2003.
Description: 143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction : Looking at America from the West to the East, 1850-1920s / Ava F. Kahn --
American West, New York Jewish / Hasia R. Diner --
To journey west : Jewish women and their pioneer stories / Ava F. Kahn --
The Jewish merchant and civic order in the urban west / William Toll --
From cooperative farming to urban leadership / Ellen Eisenberg.
Responsibility: edited by Ava F. Kahn.

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Revealing the diversity of American Jewish life by examining the experiences of Jewish men and women who migrated to the West and settled in cities and on farms, this book explores the birth of an  Read more...

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