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Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce A Socioeconomic History

Author: Cormac Ó Gráda
Publisher: Princeton Princeton University Press 2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the real story of how Jewish Ireland - and Dublin's Little Jerusalem in particular - made ends meet from the 1870s, when the first Lithuanian Jewish immigrants landed in Dublin, to the late  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cormac Ó Gráda
ISBN: 9780691127194 0691127190
OCLC Number: 1026404527
Notes: IMD-Felder maschinell generiert
Awards: Joint winner of ACIS James S. Donnelly, Sr. Prize for Books on History and Social Sciences 2006
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (315 Seiten)
Contents: List of Illustrations and Tables ix Acknowledgments xi INTRODUCTION 1 CHAPTER 1: Arrival and Context 9 Leaving Home: History and Memory 12 The Migration in Context 21 CHAPTER 2: "England-Ireland" and Dear Dirty Dublin 30 Mortality 33 Living Standards 40 Interwar Dublin 41 Water and Sanitation 42 The Jewish Community in Context 43 CHAPTER 3: "They Knew No Trade But Peddling" 45 The Weekly Men 47 The Old and the New Peddling 56 "The Jewman Moneylender" 61 CHAPTER 4: Self-Employment, Social Mobility 72 Artisans 72 Occupational Mobility 73 Immigrants as Entrepreneurs and Workers 84 Technical Appendix: More on Age and Occupational Choice in the United States 92 CHAPTER 5: Settling In 94 Housing and Settlement 94 Six Streets in Little Jerusalem 105 Within-Street Clustering 108 Cork and Belfast Jewries 115 CHAPTER 6: Schooling and Literacy 122 CHAPTER 7: The Demography of Irish Jewry 129 The 1911 Population Census 131 The Fertility Transition 134 Jewish and Gentile Fertility 136 Infant and Child Mortality 143 Mortality in Jewish Ireland 147 Culture Mattered 152 Technical Appendix: Accounting for the Variation in Fertility and Infant/Child Mortality 154 CHAPTER 8: Culture, Family, Health 160 Litvak Culture 164 Food, Drink, and Health 171 CHAPTER 9: Newcomer to Neighbor 178 In the Beginning 179 Remembering Limerick 191 Autobiographical Memory 194 Social Learning across Communities? 200 A Note on Litigation between Jews 202 CHAPTER 10: Ich Geh Fun "Ire"land 204 Religion 205 From Little Jerusalem to Rathgar and Beyond 206 Decline 209 APPENDIX 1: Letters to One of the Last "Weekly Men" 217 APPENDIX 2: Mr. Parnell Remembers 221 APPENDIX 3: Louis Hyman, Jessie Bloom, and The Jews of Ireland 224 Notes 229 Bibliography 271 Index 295

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