Jewish Life in Small-Town America : a History. (eBook, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Jewish Life in Small-Town America : a History. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Jewish Life in Small-Town America : a History.

Author: Lee Shai Weissbach
Publisher: Yale University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In this book, Lee Shai Weissbach offers the first comprehensive portrait of small-town Jewish life in America. Exploring the history of communities of 100 to 1000 Jews, the book focuses on the years from the mid-nineteenth century to World War II. Weissbach examines the dynamics of 490 communities across the United States and reveals that smaller Jewish centers were not simply miniature versions of larger  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Shai Weissbach
ISBN: 0300106718 9780300106718
OCLC Number: 952731708
Description: 1 online resource (448 pages)
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. Patterns of Evidence --
2. Patterns of Settlement The Early Years --
3. Patterns of Settlement --
4. Patterns of Stability and Mobility --
5. Patterns of Livelihood and Class --
6. Patterns of Family Life --
7. Patterns of Congregational Organization --
8. Patterns of Synagogue History --
9. Patterns of Religious Leadership --
10. Patterns of Culture --
11. Patterns of Culture --
12. Patterns of Prejudice and of Transformation --
Epilogue --
Reading the Manuscript Census --
Bibliographic Essay --
Appendix of Tables --
Notes --
Index
Responsibility: Weissbach, Lee Shai.
More information:

Abstract:

In this book, Lee Shai Weissbach offers the first comprehensive portrait of small-town Jewish life in America. Exploring the history of communities of 100 to 1000 Jews, the book focuses on the years from the mid-nineteenth century to World War II. Weissbach examines the dynamics of 490 communities across the United States and reveals that smaller Jewish centers were not simply miniature versions of larger communities but were instead alternative kinds of communities in many respects. The book investigates topics ranging from migration patterns to occupational choices, from Jewish education and marriage strategies to congregational organization. The story of smaller Jewish communities attests to the richness and complexity of American Jewish history and also serves to remind us of the diversity of small-town society in times past.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Unquestionably the most thoroughly researched of all books on small Jewish communities, this volume will stand for many years as the definitive work on the subject."-Jonathan Sarna, author of Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.