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Jews and the Imperial Social Hierarchy

Benjamin Nathans

in Beyond the Pale: The Jewish Encounter with Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520208308
eISBN:
9780520931299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208308.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter investigates Russia's regime of legal disabilities specifically aimed at its Jewish population when Jewish emancipation had swept from west to east across nearly the entire European ... More


“Harmoniously Functioning Nationalities”: Yiddish Socialism in Russia and the United States, 1892–1918

Daniel Katz

in All Together Different: Yiddish Socialists, Garment Workers, and the Labor Roots of Multiculturalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748367
eISBN:
9780814763674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748367.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the peculiarities of European Jewish nationalisms—both Yiddishism and Zionism—that influenced dominant and subordinate currents of Jewish American thinking in the twentieth ... More


“Their Intense Desire to Study” (1893)

Ida Van Etten

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/9780814757437.003.0027
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter extols the attributes of immigrant—and Russian, in particular—Jews and seeks to debunk common impressions of these Jews as dirty, unable to speak the English language, and living closely ... More


Factionalism and Ethnic Politics in Atlanta German Jews from the Civil War through the Progressive Era

Mark K. Bauman

in Politics and Religion in the White South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123639
eISBN:
9780813134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the heavy Jewish involvement in factional city politics in Atlanta, Georgia, from the end of the Civil War through the Progressive Era. It highlights the tension between the ... More


Humor and Russian Jewish Identity

Anna Shternshis

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that deciphering the humor of Jews living under the Soviet Russian regime allows for a nuanced understanding of Russian Jewish identity in the Soviet and post-Soviet era. The ... More


“Socialism Is Not a Dream” (1888)

Dovid Edelshtat

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/9780814757437.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents a letter written by labor activist Dovid Edelshtat, which describes in optimistic terms the memorial event for the anarchists executed for their alleged roles in the Chicago ... More


The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context

Gregory Freidin (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759038
eISBN:
9780804773331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759038.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

A literary cult figure on a par with Franz Kafka, Isaac Babel has remained an enigma ever since he disappeared, along with his archive, inside Stalin's secret police headquarters in May of 1939. Made ... More


The Queen of the Nile

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on Ida Rubinstein, an exotic, wealthy Russian Jew who performed the ballet Cléopâtre at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in 1909. Ida's Cleopatra, with her great height, small ... More


The Saga of the Prairies

Beth E. Levy

in Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520267763
eISBN:
9780520952027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267763.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the process by which Aaron Copland's westernness replaced his more contentious leftism, overshadowed his overt engagement with African American musical materials, and won ... More


The Revolutionary and Gendered Origins of Garment Workers’ Education, 1909–1918

Daniel Katz

in All Together Different: Yiddish Socialists, Garment Workers, and the Labor Roots of Multiculturalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748367
eISBN:
9780814763674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748367.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explains how the experiences of young Jewish women, many of whom fled Russia after the failed 1905 revolution, forged a particularly militant sensibility that led to the surge of union ... More


Sources for the Demographic Study of the Jews in the Former Soviet Union

Mark Tolts

in The Social Scientific Study of Jewry: Sources, Approaches, Debates

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199363490
eISBN:
9780190254650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199363490.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the sources of data use in demographic study of Jews in the former Soviet Union. It explains that Russian Jewish studies were based on census results and vital and migration ... More


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