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In the Golden Land: A Century of Russian and Soviet Jewish Immigration in America
     

In the Golden Land: A Century of Russian and Soviet Jewish Immigration in America

by Rita J. Simon, Rita J. Simon
 

ISBN-10: 0275957314

ISBN-13: 9780275957315

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

From 1870 to 1900, over a half million Russian Jews came to the United States. Russian Jewish emigration had ceased by the 1920s due to the effects of the First World War, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the Quota Acts, but a century later, Jews from the former Soviet Union began to emigrate in large numbers. This detailed account describes the motivations of Russian

Overview

From 1870 to 1900, over a half million Russian Jews came to the United States. Russian Jewish emigration had ceased by the 1920s due to the effects of the First World War, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the Quota Acts, but a century later, Jews from the former Soviet Union began to emigrate in large numbers. This detailed account describes the motivations of Russian and Soviet Jews for leaving their homeland and their subsequent adjustments to life in the United States. Simon, a sociologist, provides insight into who these Jewish immigrants were and are, what they accomplished, and how they have been viewed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275957315
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Russian Jewish Immigration

Public Opinion About the New Immigrants

Russian Jews in the United States

Jews in the Soviet Union

Soviet Jewish Immigrants

Reactions of the American Jewish Community to Soviet Jews

Literary, Educational, and Recreational Institutions

The Zionist Movement in America

The Russian Jews and the Left

Jews in Professional Sports

Jews in the Entertainment Field

Russian Jews and Crime

Soviet Jews as Small Business Owners

Closing Comments

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