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Immigration and Social Control

Geoffrey Alderman

in Modern British Jewry

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207597
eISBN:
9780191677731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207597.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The world of emancipated British Jewry was turned upside down by the waves of immigration of Jews from Russia and eastern Europe that beat upon the shores of Britain in the quarter-century following ... More


Strange Doctrines

Geoffrey Alderman

in Modern British Jewry

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207597
eISBN:
9780191677731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207597.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The dislocation which the great immigration from eastern Europe caused to the established structures of British Jewry went beyond mere numbers and extended into areas far removed from those of ... More


Marriage, Americanization and American Jewish Culture, 1900–1920

Peter Y. Medding

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: Volume XIV: Coping with Life and Death: Jewish Families in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128208
eISBN:
9780199854592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128208.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The American popular culture that created a nation out of the marriage of opposites was turned on its head by Jewish immigrants and their children. In both cases, love created new possibilities for ... More


Baseball Was America

Rebecca T. Alpert

in Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399004
eISBN:
9780199897360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399004.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an overview of how professional baseball, defined as America's national pastime, was an entryway for immigrants, including Eastern European Jews, to become American. At the same ... More


The Promise of Sport

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the use of sport as social and political force to help facilitate the assimilation of Jewish immigrants and preserve the purity of an already endangered American stock. Social ... More


 “Trembling of the Hands”: Radical Challenges in a Pivotal Century

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Nineteenth-century German Jews — their way of life transformed by modernity — debated whether circumcision was an appropriate practice for adherents of the new Jewish “enlightenment” and Reform ... 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


Basketball and Community

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the Jewish immigrants' participation in basketball games in the U.S. Though hardly all Jews embraced basketball as a valid enterprise, some sportswriters, including Paul Gallico ... More


The End of the Road: Life After Peddling

Hasia R. Diner

in Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178647
eISBN:
9780300210194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178647.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter describes what lay ahead for Jewish immigrant peddlers after peddling. In particular, it illustrates stories of the success of Jewish peddlers. Through peddling, some Jews were able to ... More


Kosher Wine and Jewish Saloons: New Jewish Immigrants Enter the American Alcohol Trade

Marni Davis

in Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720288
eISBN:
9780814744093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720288.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the “third wave” of Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe who altered the American Jewry's relation to alcohol in the nineteenth century. Beginning in the 1880s, thousands of ... More


Conclusion

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the role of sport in helping East European Jewish immigrants to the U.S. during the first half of the 20th century adopt to American life. The ... More


Introduction

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the role of sport in helping East European Jewish immigrants during the first half of the 20th century adopt to American ... More


The Rise and Fall of Aliyah: A Brief History of Immigration to Israel

Alon Tal

in The Land Is Full: Addressing Overpopulation in Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300216882
eISBN:
9780300224955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300216882.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter details the history of immigration in Israel. Chronicles of immigration during the past century show that moving to the “holy land” has never been a particularly comfortable, convenient, ... More


Toward a History of American Jews and the Russian Revolutionary Movement

Tony Michels

in A Century of Transnationalism: Immigrants and Their Homeland Connections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040443
eISBN:
9780252098864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040443.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the transnational connections between socialists during the four-decade era of mass Jewish immigration from Russia to the United States. It focuses on New York City, where a ... More


Immigrant Jewesses Who Married “Out”

Keren R. McGinity

in Still Jewish: A History of Women and Intermarriage in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757307
eISBN:
9780814759615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757307.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the intermarried lives of three well-known immigrant Jewish women: Mary Antin Grabau, Rose Pastor Stokes, and Anna Strunsky Walling. Their experiences shed new light on the ... More


Poverty to Prosperity (1800–1870)

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/9780520227194.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines rise of the Jewish immigrants in England from poverty to prosperity during the period from 1800 to 1870. At the start of the nineteenth century, most Jews in England were ... More


Introduction: The Jewish-Socialist Nexus

Tony Michels

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0066
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter traces the history of Jewish socialism, by first pinpointing its genesis in the 1880s with the birth of the Jewish labor movement. The movement arose from the masses of ... More


To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Peter Levine

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book provides an exploration into the experience of Jewish immigrants in America in the first half of the 20th century. The book asks the question: What part did sport play in the process by ... More


An “Unscrupulous Jewish Type of Mind”: Jewish Alcohol Entrepreneurs and Their Critics

Marni Davis

in Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720288
eISBN:
9780814744093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720288.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explains the emergence of a toxic image of the Jewish alcohol purveyor—a new iteration of the image of the Jewish economic villain in the United States. It discusses how political and ... More


Immigration History and the Remaking of New York

Nancy Foner

in New York and Amsterdam: Immigration and the New Urban Landscape

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738092
eISBN:
9780814738221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738092.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines how successive waves of migrants have transformed social and political institutions and cultural patterns in New York City. In analyzing these processes, it focuses on a period ... More


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