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Jewish voices of the California gold rush : a documentary history, 1849-1880

Author: Ava Fran Kahn
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2002.
Series: American Jewish civilization series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1848, news of the California Gold Rush swept the world. The cry was heard by Jews in Europe and the eastern USA, who arrived to found new cultural, social and religious institutions. This study  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ava Fran Kahn
ISBN: 0814328598 9780814328590
OCLC Number: 44926858
Description: 549 pages : illustrations maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Looking West : Europe discovers California ; The westward journey --
pt. 2. San Francisco: the instant Pacific metropolis : Judaism takes root ; Caring for one's own --
pt. 3. Personal struggles : Earning a living ; Family life --
pt. 4. Gold rush and country : The mining towns ; The river supply towns --
pt. 5. Group relations : The "mythical Jew" and the "Jew next door" ; The wider community ; A part of the Jewish world --
pt. 6. Looking backward and forward : Maturity.
Series Title: American Jewish civilization series.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Ava F. Kahn.
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