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New York Jews and the Great Depression : uncertain promise

Author: Beth S Wenger
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1996.
Series: Yale historical publications (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This remarkable chronicle of New York City's Jewish families during the years of the Great Depression describes a defining moment in American Jewish history. Beth S. Wenger tells the story of a generation of immigrants and their children as they faced an uncertain future in America. Challenging the standard narrative of American Jewish upward mobility, Wenger shows that Jews of the era not only worried about  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beth S Wenger
ISBN: 0300062656 9780300062656
OCLC Number: 34553575
Description: xiv, 269 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. An Ethnic Economy --
2. A Family Affair --
3. Starting Out in the Thirties --
4. The Landscape of Jewish Life --
5. From Neighborhood to New Deal --
6. Private Jewish Philanthropy in the Welfare State --
7. The Spiritual Depression --
8. American Jews and the American Dream.
Series Title: Yale historical publications (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Beth S. Wenger.
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