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The Promised City

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

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$39.50 • £31.95 • €35.50

ISBN 9780674715011

Publication Date: 01/01/1977


374 pages

2 maps, 8 line illustrations, 8 halftones


Mr. Rischin tells the turbulent story of the tenements with simple honesty and with an affection untouched by defensiveness or sentimentality… Years of painstaking research make this book an indispensable synthesis of a great experience.—John Higham, The New York Times Book Review

Books like Moses Rischin’s are noteworthy above all for their rarity… By contrast with so many facile and vague findings in ‘social science,’ Mr. Rischin’s book stands out by reason of its sobriety and its valuable factuality.—Alfred Kazin, Commentary

An authoritative, richly researched, and admirably balanced study of immigrant Jewish New York. It is a pioneering and indispensable book, which should be read by anyone interested in this subject.—Irving Howe

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