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A Fire in Their Hearts

Yiddish Socialists in New York

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674032439

Publication Date: 04/15/2009

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352 pages

23 halftones


  • Introduction: Socialism in American Jewish History
  • 1. Coming to Shore: Russian Radicals Discover the Jewish Working Class in New York
  • 2. Speaking to “Moyshe”: Socialists Create a Yiddish Public Culture
  • 3. The Politics of Yidishe Kultur: Chaim Zhitlovsky and the Challenge of Jewish Nationalism
  • 4. Purely Secular, Thoroughly Jewish: The Arbeter Ring and Yiddish Education
  • 5. “We Sought a Home for Our Souls”: The Communist Gamble
  • Epilogue: An Ambiguous Legacy
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Finalist, 2007 Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute Book Award
  • 2005 Salo Wittmayer Baron Book Prize, American Academy for Jewish Research
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