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Urban exodus : why the Jews left Boston and the Catholics stayed

Author: Gerald H Gamm
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Gamm places neighborhood institutions at the center his investigation. He challenges the long-held assumption that bankers and real estate agents were responsible for the rapid Jewish exodus. Rather,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald H Gamm
ISBN: 0674005589 9780674005587 0674930703 9780674930704
OCLC Number: 869022401
Description: x, 384 p. : ill., cartes ; 25 cm
Contents: Maps and Figures Prologue: The Church and the Temple Flight Introduction Class, Crime, Homes, and Banks Institutions and Neighborhood Change Parish and Congregation Jubilee Celebrations, 1910 Membership Rootedness Authority Neighborhood Towns, Suburbs, and Neighborhoods Membership and Mobility The Uprooted and the Rooted Authority in an Age of Crisis Epilogue: Return to the Church and the Temple Abbreviations Notes Acknowledgments Index
Responsibility: Gerald Gamm.

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This thoroughly reported and elegantly written book surely is the best interpretation of Boston politics since J. Anthony Lukas's Common Ground in 1985. -- David Warsh Boston Globe Focusing on Read more...

 
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