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The Downtown Jews: Portraits of an Immigrant Generation
The Downtown Jews Portraits of an Immigrant Generation
Author: Ronald Sanders
ISBN-13: 9780451072849
ISBN-10: 0451072847
Pages: 395
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Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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Beginning in the 1880s, and continuing for almost forty years, a great flood of Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe poured into New York City, settling in the Lower East Side. They created one of the most vital and fascinating cultures America has ever known--men and women who dreamed of changing the world--writers, musicians, dramatists, journalists, families, poor in money, rich in spirit, hungry for education and the finer things in life. Here is a vivid re-creation of those years, tjat culture, and the people who in a brief and glorious period left us a legacy to be forever remembered. --back cover