Immigration, the Public School, and the 20th Century American Ethos: The Jewish Immigrant as a Case Study

Immigration, the Public School, and the 20th Century American Ethos: The Jewish Immigrant as a Case Study

by Alan Wieder
     
 

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Explores the educational and societal experiences of the 20th century American immigrant by using the situation of the Jewish immigrant as a case study. Approaches such questions as: Did the schools promote or hinder immigrants' quest for the American Dream? Was, and is, the melting pot a myth or reality? and, Are there prices to pay for the American Dream?

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Explores the educational and societal experiences of the 20th century American immigrant by using the situation of the Jewish immigrant as a case study. Approaches such questions as: Did the schools promote or hinder immigrants' quest for the American Dream? Was, and is, the melting pot a myth or reality? and, Are there prices to pay for the American Dream?

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Studies In Comtemporary Jewry
The summaries of thirteen interviewees form the most interesting part of his study.
— Stephan F. Brumberg, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Stephan F. Brumberg
The summaries of thirteen interviewees form the most interesting part of his study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819147936
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
08/06/1985
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Alan Wieder is Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin in 'shkosh.

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