City of promises : a history of the Jews of New York / general editor, Deborah Dash Moore.Material type: TextPublication details: New York : New York University Press, ©2012. Description: 1 online resource (3 volumes) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780814729328; 0814729320; 9780814745212; 0814745210; 9780814776926; 0814776922Subject(s): Jews -- New York (State) -- New York | New York (N.Y.) -- Ethnic relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- General | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies | HISTORY -- Jewish | Ethnic relations | Jews | New York (State) -- New YorkGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: City of promises.DDC classification: 305.892/40747 LOC classification: F128.9.J5 | C64 2012ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
v. 1. Haven of liberty: New York Jews in the New World, 1654-1865 / Howard B. Rock -- v. 2. Emerging metropolis: New York Jews in the age of immigration, 1840-1920 / Annie Polland and Daniel Soyer -- v. 3. Jews in Gotham: New York Jews in a changing city, 1920-2010 / Jeffrey S. Gurock.
"Volume I, Haven of Liberty, by historian Howard B. Rock, chronicles the arrival of the first Jews to New York (then New Amsterdam) in 1654 and highlights their political and economic challenges. Overcoming significant barriers, colonial and republican Jews in New York laid the foundations for the development of a thriving community. -- Volume II, Emerging Metropolis, written by Annie Polland and Daniel Soyer, describes New York's transformation into a Jewish city. Focusing on the urban Jewish built environment--its tenements and banks, synagogues and shops, department stores and settlement houses--it conveys the extraordinary complexity of Jewish immigrant society. -- Volume III, Jews in Gotham, by historian Jeffrey S. Gurock, highlights neighborhood life as the city's distinctive feature. New York retained its preeminence as the capital of American Jews because of deep roots in local worlds that supported vigorous political, religious, and economic diversity. -- Each volume includes a "visual essay" by art historian Diana Linden interpreting aspects of life for New York's Jews from their arrival until today. These illustrated sections, many in color, illuminate Jewish material culture and feature reproductions of early colonial portraits, art, architecture, as well as everyday culture and community."--Publisher's website.
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