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Dispersing the ghetto : the relocation of Jewish immigrants across America

Author: Jack Glazier
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the early twentieth century, the population of New York City's Lower East Side swelled with the arrival of vast numbers of eastern European Jewish immigrants. Established American Jews - arrivals from the German states only a generation before - feared that their security might be threatened by the newcomers. They established the Industrial Removal Office (IRO) to assist in relocating the immigrants to the towns  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Named Person: Wohlfahrt
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Glazier
ISBN: 0801435226 9780801435225
OCLC Number: 39195244
Awards: Winner of An Alternate Selection of the Jewish Book Club.
Description: x, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Jewish Immigrant Distribution --
2. Confronting Immigration Restriction --
3. Internal Debates --
4. The IRO at the Local Level --
5. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jack Glazier.

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In the early twentieth century, the population of New York City's Lower East Side swelled with the arrival of vast numbers of eastern European Jewish immigrants. The teeming settlement, whose  Read more...

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"Glazier effectively uses personal stories and quotations from Jewish immigrants... to personalize the consequences and effectiveness of the program Industrial Removal Office.... This well-researched Read more...

 
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