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Jewish immigrant associations and American identity in New York, 1880-1939

Author: Daniel Soyer; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How did the vast number of Jewish immigrants from different regions of Eastern Europe form their American ethnic identity? In his answer to this question, Daniel Soyer examines how Jewish immigrant hometown associations (landsmanshaftn) transformed old-world communal ties into vehicles for integration into American society. Focusing on New York - where some 3,000 associations enrolled nearly half a million members -
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Soyer, Daniel.
Jewish immigrant associations and American identity in New York, 1880-1939.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)988843888
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Soyer; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0674444175 9780674444171
OCLC Number: 35770991
Description: 291 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Note on Orthography and Transliteration --
1. The Old World --
2. The New World --
3. Landsmanshaft Culture and Immigrant Identities --
4. Brothers in Need --
5. The Building Blocks of Community --
6. Institutional Dilemmas --
7. The Heroic Period --
8. Looking Backward.
Responsibility: Daniel Soyer.
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How did the vast number of Jewish immigrants from different regions of Eastern Europe form their American ethnic identity? This is the question explored by this book, looking at how Jewish hometown  Read more...

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