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Herscher, Uri D

Jewish agricultural utopias in America, 1880–1910.

Bibliography: p.

Includes index.

1. Agricultural colonies—United States—History. 2. Farmers, Jewish—United States—History. 3. Jews in the United States—History. I. Title.


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