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The Business of Jews

charles Dellheim

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter focuses on the economic culture of Jews with particular emphasis on myths and practices. While steering clear of essentialist assumptions about intrinsic ‘racial traits’, it asks whether ... More


The Business of Black Baseball

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/9780195399004.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter tells the story of the Jewish entrepreneurs who made up the majority of white men who owned and promoted black baseball teams beginning in the Great Depression. The Negro Leagues used ... More


The Third-century Land-leases From Tholthis

Jean Bingen

in Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The leases that are the subject of this chapter were found in mummy wrappings (cartonnage) using discarded papyrus. The documents used for this purpose came from a village in the nome of Oxyrhynchos. ... More


Coda: Butter Buyers

in On Demand: Writing for the Market in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804738569
eISBN:
9780804772907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804738569.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers William Harrison's Description, where he complains that middlemen are ruining local economies all over England, and suggests that Harrison is not simply the retrograde ... More


Archaeology and Townley-Read's Economy: Faunal Remains, Red Stone, and Alcohol Bottles

Kurt A. Jordan

in The Seneca Restoration, 1715–1754: An Iroquois Local Political Economy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032511
eISBN:
9780813039428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032511.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter uses archaeological evidence to examine the Seneca local political economy at Townley-Read in terms of animal use (for both subsistence purposes and the fur trade), involvement as ... More


Mrs. Uebayashi: Cottage Weaver on the Tango Peninsula on the Japan Sea

Tamara K. Hareven

in The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Mrs. Uebayashi Chiyoko started weaving obi for Kyoto manufacturers when obi weaving was introduced to Tango in the 1970s. Mr. Uebayashi Akira, her husband, has continued to work as a fisherman. Like ... More


The Imperial Moshko

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

in Lenin's Jewish Question

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300152104
eISBN:
9780300168600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300152104.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides some background information about Moshko Blank. It explains that he was an Ashkenazic, Yiddish-speaking Jew born to a traditional Jewish family in the pre-partitioned ... More


Agents of Development Jews, Arabs, and the Middlemen of Empire

Jacob Norris

in Land of Progress: Palestine in the Age of Colonial Development, 1905-1948

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669363
eISBN:
9780191750786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669363.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History, Political History

Chapter Two begins the discussion of the post-Ottoman period by focusing on a particular feature of British development policy in Palestine: the preference for Jews as colonial auxiliaries. As a ... More


The Middleman and the Role of the Community in Land Transactions

Patrick H. Hase

in Custom, Land and Livelihood in Rural South China: The Traditional Land Law of Hong Kong's New Territories, 1744-1948

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139088
eISBN:
9789888180707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139088.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

The middleman represented the village community and was there to ensure the fairness of a land transaction. He verified that the close relatives had been offered first refusal, negotiated the ... More


At the Crossroads of Empires: Middlemen, Social Networks, and State-Building in Republican Shanghai

Nara Dillon and Jean C. Oi (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756198
eISBN:
9780804768436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756198.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

To a degree uncommon among Chinese cities, Republican Shanghai had no center. Its territory was divided among three (sometimes more) municipal governments integrated into various national states and ... More


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