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Jews in Nevada
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The book is the first comprehensive documented study of Jews in Nevada from 1850 to the present. It details their involvement in the development and fostering of the state’s earliest settlements and its social and political institutions. Among the themes are: antisemitism, Jewish participation in civil rights initiatives, and the explosive growth of Jewry in the Las Vegas metropolitan area along with the development of an expanding Jewish cultural infrastructure. It includes victimized peddlers and modern millionaires, heroines and exploiters, underworld figures and philanthropists, as well as the religiously observant and secular.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. iii-v
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations and Tables
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xviii
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  1. Introduction Celebrating Tradition and Resisting Assimilation
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. 1. Peddlers and Merchants, 1850–1863
  2. pp. 9-20
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  1. 2. From Territory to Statehood, 1861–1865
  2. pp. 21-38
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  1. 3. Riveted Jeans, Shopkeepers, and Ranchers in Railroad Towns, 1868–1880
  2. pp. 39-53
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  1. 4. A Gunfighter, a Physician, an Alleged Arsonist, and a Reform Congregation, 1865–1885
  2. pp. 54-69
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  1. 5. Settling, Praying, Working, and Partying in the Halcyon Years, 1865–1880
  2. pp. 70-87
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  1. 6. Women, Their Children, and Their Occupations, 1860–1900
  2. pp. 88-103
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  1. 7. Coping with Depression, 1880–1910
  2. pp. 104-121
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  1. 8. Dashed Hopes, New Discoveries, and the Goldfield Bubble, 1890–1920
  2. pp. 122-141
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  1. 9. Building a Tourist Economy and a Permanent Synagogue, 1897–1946
  2. pp. 142-159
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  1. 10. The Early Years of Las Vegas, 1905–1955
  2. pp. 160-178
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  1. 11. Building a Temple, Keeping a Rabbi, and Schisms North and South, 1950–1980
  2. pp. 179-194
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  1. 12. Antisemitism in the Twentieth Century
  2. pp. 195-214
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  1. 13. Civil Rights and Uncommon Causes
  2. pp. 215-231
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  1. 14. The Varieties of Religious Observance, 1974–2005
  2. pp. 232-247
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  1. 15. Yiddishkeit, or Ways of Being Jewish, 1931–2005
  2. pp. 248-263
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  1. 16. Walking the Walk, 1970–2005
  2. pp. 264-282
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  1. Conclusion: The Past Need Not Be Prologue
  2. pp. 283-290
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 291-343
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 345-346
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 347-369
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  1. Index [Contains Image Plates]
  2. pp. 371-457
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