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Coalfield Jews : an Appalachian history

Author: Deborah R Weiner
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Coalfield Jews explores the intersection of two simultaneous historic events: central Appalachia?s transformative coal boom (1880s-1920), and the mass migration of eastern European Jews to America. Traveling to southern West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and southwestern Virginia to investigate the coal boom?s opportunities, some Jewish immigrants found success as retailers and established numerous small but
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weiner, Deborah R.
Coalfield Jews.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)989014006
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah R Weiner
ISBN: 025203094X 9780252030949 0252073355 9780252073359
OCLC Number: 62878648
Description: viii, 234 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: From shtetl to coalfield: the migration of East European Jews to Appalachia --
Middlemen of the coalfields : Jewish economic life --
Jews in the coalfield social scene --
Insiders and outsiders : race, religion, and politics in the coalfields --
Coalfield Jewish communities.
Responsibility: Deborah R. Weiner.
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