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The Land Was Theirs: Jewish Farmers in the Garden State (Judaic Studies)

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Publisher Comments:

Challenging prevalent stereotypes, Dubrovsky reveals a unique aspect of Jewish life in America. Although Jews have long been stereotyped as urban businesspeople and professionals, they have been successful agriculturalists since biblical times. In their more recent Eastern European history, 96 percent were forced to live in a region known as the Pale of Settlement, where they were forbidden to own land and were restricted to certain occupations. The pernicious rumor that Jews would not work the soil was then widely broadcast. At the end of the 19th century, young Russian intellectuals were determined to disprove the misrepresentation from which all Jews suffered and prepared to become farmers in America.

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Based on 120 oral histories, this is a 50-year history of Farmingdale, N.J., a community of Jewish farmers, one of many in the US established with the help of the Jewish Agricultural Society. Would be fairly priced at $16.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-245) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817305444
Author:
Dubrovsky, Gertrude Wishnick
Publisher:
University Alabama Press
Author:
Dubrovsky, Gertrude W.
Location:
Tuscaloosa :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Farmers
Subject:
Dubrovsky, Gertrude Wishnick
Subject:
Jewish farmers.
Subject:
Farmingdale (N.J.) Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Farmingdale
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Jews -- New Jersey -- Farmingdale -- History.
Subject:
Jews - Colonization - New Jersey -
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Judaic Studies Series
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
19920231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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