Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition (The Goldstein-Goran Series in American Jewish History)

Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition (The Goldstein-Goran Series in American Jewish History)

By: Marni Davis (author)Paperback

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* "A provocative study." - Publishers Weekly * "A fascinating, nuanced social history." - Kirkus * "Lively, well-researched, and comprehensive." - Jonathan D. Sarna, author of American Judaism * "Imaginatively conceived, fiercely researched, beautifully written." - Stephen J. Whitfield, author In Search of American Jewish Culture * "Groundbreaking study...deftly blends social and cultural history." - Tony Michels, author of A Fire in Their Hearts * "Engrossing and well-written." - Jewish Book Council * "Thoughtful, instructive, and often insightful." - The New York Times Book Review * "A comprehensive look at a little-discussed historical subject." - Jenny Hendrix, Forward * "Fascinating, academically sophisticated, and superbly written." - Tablet Magazine * "Informative and entertaining." - Glen C. Altschuler, San Francisco Chronicle * "Touches on a most important topic...fascinating work." - David Geffen, International Jerusalem Post * "Interesting, anecdotes, facts and figures...charming history to make the reader thirsty for another round." - Evan Rail, Times Literary Supplement "An excellent book...A complex and sophisticated narrative." - Journal of American History

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About Author

Marni Davis is Assistant Professor of History at Georgia State University.


List of Figures Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Alcohol and Acculturation 1. Setting Up Shop: Jews Becoming Americans in the Nineteenth-Century Alcohol Trade 2. "Do As We Israelites Do": American Jews and the Gilded-Age Temperance MovementPart II: Alcohol and Anti-Semitism 3. Kosher Wine and Jewish Saloons: New Jewish Immigrants Enter the American Alcohol Trade 4. An "Unscrupulous Jewish Type of Mind": Jewish Alcohol Entrepreneurs and Their Critics Part III: Jews and the Prohibition Era 5. Rabbis and Other Bootleggers: Jews as Prohibition-Era Alcohol Entrepreneurs 6. "The Law of the Land is the Law": Jews Respond to the Volstead Act Conclusion Index About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781479882441
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781479882441
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 1479882445

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