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Offering a new perspective on Zionism, Exiled in the Homeland draws on memoirs, newspaper accounts, and archival material to examine closely the lives of the men and women who immigrated to Palestine in the early twentieth century. Rather than reducing these historic settlements to a single, unified theme, Donna Robinson Divine’s research reveals an extraordinary spectrum of motivations and experiences among these populations. Though British rule and the yearning for a Jewish national home contributed to a foundation of solidarity, Exiled in the Homeland presents the many ways in which the message of emigration settled into the consciousness of the settlers. Considering the benefits and costs of their Zionist commitments, Divine explores a variety of motivations and outcomes, ranging from those newly arrived immigrants who harnessed their ambition for the goal of radical transformation to those who simply dreamed of living a better life. Also capturing the day-to-day experiences in families that faced scarce resources, as well as the British policies that shaped a variety of personal decisions on the part of the newcomers, Exiled in the Homeland provides new keys to understanding this pivotal chapter in Jewish history.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page/Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. viii-vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. viii-2
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-18
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  1. One: Dispossession, Displacement, and Dreams: The Meanings of Auto-Emancipation
  2. pp. 19-50
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  1. Two: Great Britain’s Colonial Venture: The Starting Point
  2. pp. 51-75
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  1. Three: Making Concessions: Zionist Immigration Politics
  2. pp. 76-101
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  1. Four: Mishnah Impossible: Zionist Attempts to Transform the Jewish People
  2. pp. 102-132
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  1. Five: No Kaddish for Exile, No Path to Redemption
  2. pp. 133-165
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  1. Six: Unsung Heroes
  2. pp. 166-198
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  1. Conclusion: Vital Statistics and the Statistics Vital for a Jewish State
  2. pp. 199-208
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 209-230
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 231-232
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 233-246
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 247-256
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780292795174
Print ISBN
9780292719828
MARC Record
OCLC
500644332
Pages
263
Launched on MUSE
2011-07-21
Language
English
Open Access
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