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The Land Was Theirs : Jewish Farmers in the Garden State.

Author: Gertrude W Dubrovsky
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2014.
Series: Judaic studies series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenging prevalent stereotypes, Dubrovsky reveals a unique aspect of Jewish life in America. Although Jews have long been stereotyped as urban businesspeople and professionals, they have been successful agriculturalists since biblical times. In their more recent Eastern European history, 96 percent were forced to live in a region known as the Pale of Settlement, where they were forbidden to own land and were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dubrovsky, Gertrude W.
Land Was Theirs : Jewish Farmers in the Garden State.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gertrude W Dubrovsky
ISBN: 9780817388737 0817388737
OCLC Number: 892800007
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages).
Contents: Preface; Introduction: Jewish Agriculture in America; Part 1. Beginnings; 1. The Place: Farmingdale; 2. Pioneers: Peskin and Friedman; Part 2. The People; 3. Eastern European Settlers; 4. German Refugees; 5. American Intellectuals; 6. Displaced Persons; 7. Descendants; Part 3. The Life; 8. Living Together; 9. Educating the Children; 10. Organizing a Life; 11. Making a Living; 12. Coping with Problems; Part 4. Growing Up in Farmingdale; 13. Going Back for the Record; 14. Settling into a New Life; 15. Life with All Kinds of People; 16. Schools: Jewish, American, and Beyond. 17. Married Life and the Community18. Preparing to Leave; 19. Leaving Farmingdale; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Judaic studies series.

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Challenging prevalent stereotypes, Dubrovsky reveals a unique aspect of Jewish life in America. Although Jews have long been stereotyped as urban businesspeople and professionals, they have been successful agriculturalists since biblical times. In their more recent Eastern European history, 96 percent were forced to live in a region known as the Pale of Settlement, where they were forbidden to own land and were restricted to certain occupations. The pernicious rumor that Jews would not work the soil was then widely broadcast. At the end of the 19th century, young Russian intellectuals were det.

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