The Promised City: New York's Jews 1870-1914
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...more
Paperback, Revised Edition, 374 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by Harvard University Press
(first published January 30th 1969)
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