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Who created it? Worth, Richard.
What's it called? Jewish immigrants / Richard Worth ; Robert Asher, general editor.
Who published it? New York : Facts On File, c2005.
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Location Call No. Status
 SPANISH RIVER YS Juvenile Nonfiction  973.04924 Wor  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 96 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Yea! More in this series! Immigration to the United States
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references (p. 93) and index.
What's in it? Chapter 1. The First Jewish immigrants -- Chapter 2. A Nation of peddlers -- Chapter 3. New waves of immigration -- Chapter 4. World War I -- Chapter 5. Jewish immigration in the 1920s -- Chapter 6. The Holocaust and its aftermath -- Chapter 7. Migration and immigration: 1950s to Today.
What's it about? Jewish Immigrants opens with a discussion of Jewish immigrants as a group, their place in American society, and highlights of their history. The book then goes on to explore the conditions under which they lived in central and western Europe and their reasons for emigration, and traces their history. A closing chapter features recent census figures, the contributions of Jewish Americans in a variety of fields, the effect of Jewish organizations with divergent ideologies, current attempts to hold onto Jewish identity and cultural traditions despite the pull toward assimilation, and ties among Jewish Americans worldwide. History covered includes: Jews in the American colonies The hardships of life in the "shtel The economic rise of Jews in America following the Civil War, including anti-Semitism due in part to the belief that Jews "controlled" the stock market The admittance of refugees from Nazi Germany Jewish-American attitudes during World War II New challenges presented to a second generation of immigrants in the 1940s and 1950s How greater economic security for Jewish Americans in the late 1900s brought further changes Jewish Americans in the present day.
Helpful subjects! Jews -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Immigrants -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Jews -- United States -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature.
Jews -- Migrations -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Ethnic relations -- Juvenile literature.
More people who helped! Asher, Robert.
Special numbers! 0816056846
9780816056842
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