Jews and booze : becoming American in the age of prohibition (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Jews and booze : becoming American in the age of prohibition

Author: Marni Davis
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2012.
Series: Goldstein-Goren series in American Jewish history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the relationship between alcohol and the Jewish community throughout the nineteenth century and the period of Prohibition, describing the role of Jews in the liquor industry and the relationship between the anti-alcohol movement and anti-Semitism.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marni Davis
ISBN: 9780814720288 0814720285 9780814783849 0814783848 9780814744093 0814744095 9781479882441 1479882445
OCLC Number: 724667195
Language Note: English.
Awards: Commended for Sami Rohr Prize 2014
Description: x, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Setting up shop: Jews becoming Americans in the nineteenth-century alcohol trade --
Do as we Israelites do: American Jews and the gilded-age temperance movement --
Kosher wine and Jewish saloons: new Jewish immigrants enter the American alcohol trade --
An "unscrupulous Jewish type of mind": Jewish alcohol entrepreneurs and their critics --
Rabbis and other bootleggers: Jews as prohibition-era alcohol entrepreneurs --
The law of the land is the law: Jews respond to the Volstead Act.
Series Title: Goldstein-Goren series in American Jewish history.
Responsibility: Marni Davis.
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A comprehensive look at a little-discussed historical subject that can't help but have a spring in its step. -- Jenny Hendrix * Forward * Davis's book offers a unique keyhole into the Jewish Read more...

 
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