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Author Shevitz, Amy Hill, 1953-

Title Jewish communities on the Ohio River : a history / Amy Hill Shevitz
Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 266 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Ohio River Valley series
Ohio River Valley series.
Contents On the Frontier -- From Europe to the Ohio River Valley -- Finding and founding communities -- Religious conflicts and congruity -- A Judaism for the middle class -- The community within a community -- Maintaining community -- The East European immigration and the reconfiguration of community -- Communities at maturity -- The demise of community
Summary In Jewish Communities on the Ohio River, Amy Hill Shevitz chronicles the settlement and development of small Jewish communities in towns along the river. In these small towns, Jewish citizens created networks of businesses and families that developed into a distinctive, nineteenth-century middle-class culture. As a minority group with a vital role in each community, Ohio Valley Jews fostered American religious pluralism as they constructed a regional identity. Their contributions to the culture and economy of the region countered the anti-Semitic sentiments of the period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Jews -- Ohio River Region -- History
Jews -- Ohio River Region -- Politics and government
Jews -- Ohio River Region -- Social life and customs
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007014320
ISBN 0813138434 (electronic bk.)
0813172160 (electronic bk.)
9780813138435 (electronic bk.)
9780813172163 (electronic bk.)