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The Promised City

New York’s Jews, 1870–1914, Revised Edition

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PAPERBACK

$38.50 • £30.95 • €34.50

ISBN 9780674715011

Publication Date: 01/01/1977

Short

374 pages

2 maps, 8 line illustrations, 8 halftones

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Moses Rischin paints a vivid picture of Jewish life in New York at the turn of the century. Here are the old neighborhoods and crowded tenements, the Rester Street markets, the sweatshops, the birth of Yiddish theatre in America, and the founding of important Jewish newspapers and labor movements. The book describes, too, the city’s response to this great influx of immigrants—a response that marked the beginning of a new concept of social responsibility.

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