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Jewish West Hartford: From City to Suburb
     

Jewish West Hartford: From City to Suburb

by Hoffman
 

From immigrant beginnings in city tenements to modern-day life suburban life, Betty Hoffman's Jewish West Hartford profiles the vigorous and vibrant Semitic community of Connecticut's capital city.

Hartford's Jewish population has undergone dramatic and dynamic transformations since the Puritan era. Author Betty Hoffman bears witness to the key changes,

Overview


From immigrant beginnings in city tenements to modern-day life suburban life, Betty Hoffman's Jewish West Hartford profiles the vigorous and vibrant Semitic community of Connecticut's capital city.

Hartford's Jewish population has undergone dramatic and dynamic transformations since the Puritan era. Author Betty Hoffman bears witness to the key changes, including assimilation and suburbanization, while focusing on the Jewish-oriented institutions and civic associations that have come to anchor and define the community. Interlaced with poignant first-person recollections, Jewish West Hartford provides an engrossing chronicle that is both thoughtful and affectionate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596292048
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
07/24/2007
Pages:
126
Sales rank:
906,950
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Betty Hoffman has been a lifelong resident of Hartford, Connecticut, and has played an extremely active role in the preservation of the Jewish community's history there.

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