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Business Of Jews In La 1840-1875
     

Business Of Jews In La 1840-1875

by Elliott Ashkenazi
 

This study of Jewish settlement in Louisiana goes beyond institutional history to concentrate on commercial and social matters. The author’s findings imply that Jewish immigrants to the South in the first half of the 19th century came from particular locales with similar social, economic, and religious backgrounds, and they chose to live in the South

Overview

This study of Jewish settlement in Louisiana goes beyond institutional history to concentrate on commercial and social matters. The author’s findings imply that Jewish immigrants to the South in the first half of the 19th century came from particular locales with similar social, economic, and religious backgrounds, and they chose to live in the South because of those traditions. The experience of Jews with commercial capitalism, rather than landowning, in agricultural societies, gave the Jews of Louisiana a comparable niche in America, and they participated in the commercial aspects of a regional economy based on agricultural production. Commercial and family connections with other Jewish groups facilitated their development into a settled community. In growth and decline, Jewish communities in Louisiana and elsewhere became permanent features of the landscape and influenced, and were influenced, by the areas in which they lived.

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“Ashkenazi’s outstanding book…has given yet another new direction to the interpretation of the Southern Jewish experience.” –American Jewish Archives

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817303181
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
02/28/1988
Series:
Judaic Studies Series Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Elliott Ashkenazi is an attorney and historian in Washington, D.C.

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