In this Book

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In United States Jewry, 1776-1985, the dean of American Jewish historians, Jacob Rader Marcus, unfolds the history of Jewish immigration, segregation, and integration; of Jewry's cultural exclusiveness and assimilation; of its internal division and indivisible unity; and of its role in the making of America. Characterized by Marcus's impeccable scholarship, meticulous documentation, and readable style, this landmark four-volume set completes the history Marcus began in The Colonial American Jew, 1492-1776. In the fourth and final volume of this set, Marcus deals with the coming and challenge of the East European Jews from 1852 to 1920. He explores settlement and colonization, dispersal to rural areas, life in large cities, the proletarians, the garment industry, the unions, and socialism. He also describes the life of the middle and upper class East European Jew. Special attention is paid to the growth of Zionism. In the epilogue, Marcus writes about the evolution of the "American Jew."

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 6-8
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  1. I: The East European Jews
  2. pp. 9-33
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  1. II: Dispersal And Colonies
  2. pp. 34-68
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  1. III: Part I: The East Europeans in the Hinterland to 1921
  2. pp. 69-104
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  1. IV: Part II: The East Europeans in the Hinterland to 1921
  2. pp. 105-137
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  1. V: Part III: The East Europeans in the Hinterland to 1921
  2. pp. 138-175
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  1. VI: The East Europeans Decide to Stay in the East
  2. pp. 176-195
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  1. VII: Making a Living, Part I: The Garment Industry
  2. pp. 196-226
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  1. VIII: Making a Living, Part II: Notable Jewish Socialists, American Jewry, and the Labor Movement
  2. pp. 227-259
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  1. IX: Making a Living, Part III: Jews in the Lower, Middle and Upper Classes, Primarily in New York City and Surrounding Areas
  2. pp. 260-282
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  1. X: Making a Living, Part IV: The Cinema
  2. pp. 283-293
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  1. XI: Making a Living, Part V: The Arts and the Professions
  2. pp. 294-309
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  1. XII: Two Different Communities: The Germans and the Newcomers. East Europeans and Their Religion: The Ghetto and Orthodoxy
  2. pp. 310-353
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  1. XIII: Hebrew and the East European Jews
  2. pp. 354-379
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  1. XIV: Religious Education
  2. pp. 380-398
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  1. XV: Yiddish: The Theatre and the Press
  2. pp. 399-431
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  1. XVI: Yiddish Literature
  2. pp. 432-461
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  1. XVII: What is to Be Done With These Incoming Exotics
  2. pp. 462-506
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  1. XVIII: Americanization
  2. pp. 507-546
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  1. XIX: The Ghetto: Problems and Solutions
  2. pp. 547-597
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  1. XX: World War I and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
  2. pp. 598-632
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  1. XXI: Unity, Conflict, Zionism
  2. pp. 633-658
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  1. XXII: The American Herzl: Louis Dembitz Brandeis
  2. pp. 659-697
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  1. XXIII: Zionism: Confrontation and Victory
  2. pp. 698-717
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  1. XXIV: The German and East European Jews, 1860–1920: A Summary
  2. pp. 718-738
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  1. XXV: Epilogue: 1921–1985
  2. pp. 739-812
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  1. Key: Abbreviations, Symbols, and Short Titles
  2. pp. 813-843
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 844-917
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 918-952
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  1. Illustrations
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814345054
Related ISBN
9780814345061
MARC Record
OCLC
1055143018
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-02
Open Access
Yes
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