The Promised City: New York's Jews, 1870-1914

The Promised City: New York's Jews, 1870-1914

by Moses Rischin
     
 

Rischin paints a vivid picture of Jewish life in New York at the turn of the century. Here are the old neighborhoods and crowded tenements, the Rester Street markets, the sweatshops, the birth of Yiddish theatre in America, and the founding of important Jewish newspapers and labor movements. The book describes, too, the city's response to this great influx of

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Rischin paints a vivid picture of Jewish life in New York at the turn of the century. Here are the old neighborhoods and crowded tenements, the Rester Street markets, the sweatshops, the birth of Yiddish theatre in America, and the founding of important Jewish newspapers and labor movements. The book describes, too, the city's response to this great influx of immigrants--a response that marked the beginning of a new concept of social responsibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674715028
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1962
Series:
A Harvard Paperback
Pages:
342

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