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World of Our Fathers

Author: Irving Howe; Kenneth Libo; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York ; London : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1976] ©1976
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book discusses the Jews of Eastern Europe who emigrated to America during the four decades beginning in the 1880s and the life they made, especially those who settled on the East Side of New York City.
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Howe, Irving.
World of our fathers.
New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1976
(OCoLC)556890526
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Irving Howe; Kenneth Libo; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0151463530 9780151463534
OCLC Number: 1500208
Awards: American Political Science Association Ralph J. Bunche Award, 1978.
Society of American Historians Francis Parkman Prize, 1977.
Description: xx, 714 pages, 24 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Toward America. Origins ; Departure and arrival --
The east side. The early years, 1881-1900 ; Disorder and early progress ; Slum and shop ; The way they lived then ; The restlessness of learning ; Growing up in the ghetto ; Jewish labor, Jewish socialism ; Breakup of the Left ; Getting into American politics ; American responses --
The culture of Yiddish. The Yiddish word ; The Yiddish theatre ; The scholar-intellectuals ; The Yiddish press --
Dispersion. Journeys outward ; At ease in America? --
Questions upon questions.
Responsibility: Irving Howe, with the assistance of Kenneth Libo.
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This book discusses the Jews of Eastern Europe who emigrated to America during the four decades beginning in the 1880s and the life they made, especially those who settled on the East Side of New York City.

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