Jews on the frontier : religion and mobility in nineteenth-century America (eBook, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Jews on the frontier : religion and mobility in nineteenth-century America

Author: Shari Rabin
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2017]
Series: North American religions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Jews on the Frontier' is a religious history of the United States that begins in an unexpected place: on the road with mobile Jews. It follows them out of eastern cities and into the American frontier, where they found unprecedented economic opportunity but also anonymity, loneliness, instability, mistrust, scarcity, and diversity, all of which complicated the many legal obligations of traditional Jewish life.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2017008074
(OCoLC)982532742
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shari Rabin
ISBN: 9781479850433 1479850438 9781479869855 1479869856
OCLC Number: 1007844311
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 193 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Judaism, America, Mobility --
Part I. Movement and Belonging --
1. Wandering Sons of Israel: Europe, America, and the Politics of Jewish Mobility --
2. Reminding Myself That I Am a Jew: Voluntarism and Social Life --
Part II. The Lived Religion of American Jews --
3. I Prefer Choice Myself: Family and the State --
4. 'Tis in the Spirit Not in the Form: Material Culture and Popular Theology --
Part III. Creating an American Judaism --
5. A Congregation of Strangers: The Mobile Infrastructure --
6. The Empire of Our Religion: The Mobile Imaginary --
Conclusion: The Spirit of '77 --
Notes --
Index
Series Title: North American religions.
Responsibility: Shari Rabin.

Abstract:

'Jews on the Frontier' is a religious history of the United States that begins in an unexpected place: on the road with mobile Jews. It follows them out of eastern cities and into the American frontier, where they found unprecedented economic opportunity but also anonymity, loneliness, instability, mistrust, scarcity, and diversity, all of which complicated the many legal obligations of traditional Jewish life.

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Rabin makes a compelling case here that the full arc of American Jewish history cannot ignore the young Jewish men who pursued their livelihoods by heading for the frontier. Their religious Read more...

 
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