Central European Jews in America, 1840-1880: Migration and Advancement


First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415919210
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Series: American Jewish History Series , #2
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 3.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
1 Jewish 48'ers in America 1
2 The German Jewish Mass Emigration: 1820-1880 19
3 German-Jewish Migrations in the Nineteenth Century, 1830-1910 37
4 A Jewish Peddler's Diary, 1842-1843 55
5 The Economic Life of the American Jew in the Middle Nineteenth Century 87
6 Neiman-Marcus: Innovators in Fashion and Merchandising 119
7 Jewish Commercial Interests Between North and South: The Case of the Lehmans and the Seligmans 133
8 Edward A. Filene: Merchant, Civic Leader and Jew 149
9 A Business Elite: German-Jewish Financiers in Nineteenth-Century New York 167
10 A Financial Elite: New York's German-Jewish Investment Bankers 203
11 The Early Jews of Columbus, Ohio: A Study in Economic Mobility, 1850-1880 225
12 A Sociological Portrait of German Jewish Immigrants in Boston: 1845-1861 243
13 Dun and Bradstreet Reports as a Source of Jewish Economic History: Cincinnati, 1840-1875 275
14 Pre-1867 Atlanta Jewry 297
15 Jewish Race and German Soul in Nineteenth-Century America 305
16 The 1893 Congress of Jewish Women: Evolution or Revolution in American Jewish Women's History? 327
17 The Jewish Communities of the United States on the Eve of Mass Migration: Some Comments on Geography and Bibliography 343
Index 373
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