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The Jews of Chicago : from shtetl to suburb

Author: Irving Cutler
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1996.
Series: Ethnic history of Chicago.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Jews of Chicago - which carefully describes and differentiates each of the city's major Jewish neighborhoods - includes original maps showing the numerous institutional facilities that have been so essential to the lives of the communities. The book includes representative biographical vignettes of some of Chicago's best-known figures: Edna Ferber, the first Jew to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction; Saul Bellow,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irving Cutler
ISBN: 0252021851 9780252021855
OCLC Number: 31814931
Description: xii, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: The first wave: the German-speaking Jews --
The second wave: the Eastern European Jews --
Through the World Wars: expanding communal activity --
Moving upward: the arts, professions, and commerce --
The last half-century: changing neighborhoods and lifestyles.
Series Title: Ethnic history of Chicago.
Responsibility: Irving Cutler.
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Illustrated with more than 160 photographs, this book focuses on the cultural, religious, fraternal, economic, and everyday life of Chicago's Jews. It brings to life the people, events,  Read more...


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First Place for Best Regional Book, Mid-America Publishers Association Book Awards, 1996. "Deserves a space not only on every Chicagoan's shelf, but on anyone's who is interested in the rich ethnic Read more...

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