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Segregation or Choice?: From Merchants to Moneylenders, 1000–1500

Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein

in The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144870
eISBN:
9781400842483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144870.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the argument that both their exclusion from craft and merchant guilds and usury bans on Christians segregated European Jews into moneylending during the Middle Ages. Already ... More


Summer, 1946, Part I: The European Expedition and the Ethnography of Testimony

Alan Rosen

in The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395129
eISBN:
9780199866588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395129.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter chronicles the lead up to Boder's expedition; the establishment of his interview headquarters in a Paris still recovering from the war; his interview protocols; his frustrated desire to ... More


Native Jews and Foreign Jews (1870–1914)

Todd M. Endelman

in The Jews of Britain, 1656 to 2000

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227194
eISBN:
9780520935662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227194.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the conflict between native and foreign Jews in Great Britain. The permanent settlement of East European Jews in Britain between 1881 and 1914 radically transformed the ... More


Immigration and Transmigration: Welfare for Eastern European Jews

Rainer Liedtke

in Jewish Welfare in Hamburg and Manchester c.1850–1914

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207238
eISBN:
9780191677564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207238.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter aims to highlight further issues which demonstrate the kind of problems faced by the welfare system of the Jewish establishment of Manchester when it dealt with co-religionists from the ... More


Shifting Ethnic Boundaries and Inequality in Israel: Or, How the Polish Peddler Became a German Intellectual

Aziza Khazzoom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756976
eISBN:
9780804779579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756976.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Why do racial and ethnic groups discriminate against each other? The most common sociological answer is that they want to monopolize scarce resources—good jobs or top educations—for themselves. This ... More


Associational Life and Voluntary Action

Rainer Liedtke

in Jewish Welfare in Hamburg and Manchester c.1850–1914

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207238
eISBN:
9780191677564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207238.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter concentrates on a multitude of smaller Jewish charities and self-help institutions for a variety of purposes. It deals with subjects which are either unique to one city, such as the ... More


With a Yiddish Accent: East European Jewish Neighborhoods

Fred Rosenbaum

in Cosmopolitans: A Social and Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259133
eISBN:
9780520945029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259133.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Visitors to the San Francisco Bay Area often note the lack of a Jewish neighborhood similar to Los Angeles's Fairfax District or Chicago's Devon Avenue. But in earlier days there were four ... More


From Europe to the Ohio River Valley

Amy Hill Shevitz

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124308
eISBN:
9780813134932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124308.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the European Jewish communities along the Ohio River Valley. Those European Jews who chose to migrate to America were heirs to a Jewish culture that had existed for centuries ... More


The East European Immigration and the Reconfiguration of Community

Amy Hill Shevitz

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124308
eISBN:
9780813134932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124308.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the immigration of East European Jews to America. In the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, the smaller cities and towns in some parts of the Ohio River ... More


Becoming Ethnic, Becoming American: Different Patterns and Configurations of the Assimilation of Eastern European Jews, 1890–1940

Ewa Morawska

in Divergent Jewish Cultures: Israel and America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084269
eISBN:
9780300130218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084269.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter defines the relationship of the historical experience with ethnic norms in wide-ranging comparisons of alternative modes of assimilation adopted by Eastern European Jews in the United ... More


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