Lower East Side Memories: A Jewish Place in America

Lower East Side Memories: A Jewish Place in America

by Hasia R. Diner
     
 

"Hasia Diner has written a richly researched and deeply informed account of the distinctive role New York's Lower East Side holds in American Jewish memory. She knows what the Lower East Side was; her book goes further and tells us what it has become in memory and nostalgia."—Nathan Glazer, Harvard University

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"Hasia Diner has written a richly researched and deeply informed account of the distinctive role New York's Lower East Side holds in American Jewish memory. She knows what the Lower East Side was; her book goes further and tells us what it has become in memory and nostalgia."—Nathan Glazer, Harvard University

"Lower East Side Memories is a powerfully explicated, imaginatively researched, sensitively elaborated, and spiritedly written work of historical scholarship. Few subjects have been so fortunate as to inspire the passion, dedication, imagination, excitement, and scholarly acumen and range that give this book such vibrancy and power."—Moses Rischin, author of The Promised City

"In this pathbreaking book, Hasia Diner significantly advances the field of American Jewish history. Anyone interested in the history of American Jewry, in New York City, or in issues of historical memory will want to read it."—Daniel Soyer, Fordham University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691095455
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/11/2002
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction The Stirrings of Memory

Chapter One The Lower East Side and American Jewish Memory

Chapter Two The Texts of Memory: Representations of the Lower East Side

Chapter Three The Wellsprings of Memory

Notes

Index

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