A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York

A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York

By: Tony Michels (author)Hardback

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In a compelling history of the Jewish community in New York during four decades of mass immigration, Tony Michels examines the defining role of the Yiddish socialist movement in the American Jewish experience.

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Tony Michels is George L. Mosse Associate Professor of American Jewish History, University of Wisconsin, Madison.


Introduction: Socialism in American Jewish History 1. Coming to Shore: Russian Radicals Discover the Jewish Working Class in New York 2. Speaking to "Moyshe": Socialists Create a Yiddish Public Culture 3. The Politics of Yidishe Kultur: Chaim Zhitlovsky and the Challenge of Jewish Nationalism 4. Purely Secular, Thoroughly Jewish: The Arbeter Ring and Yiddish Education 5. "We Sought a Home for Our Souls": The Communist Gamble Epilogue: An Ambiguous Legacy Notes Index

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  • publication date: 03/04/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780674032439
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780674032439
  • weight: 386
  • ISBN10: 0674032438

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