Jacob's Cane: A Jewish Family's Journey from the Four Lands of Lithuania to the Ports of London and Baltimore; A M
Drawn to an image of her great-grandfather's ornately carved cane, scholar Elisa New embarked on a journey to discover the origins of her precious family heirloom. Treading back across the paths of her ancestors, she travels from Baltimore to the Baltic to London in order to find and understand an immigrant world profoundly affected by modern German culture, from the Enlightenment through the Holocaust. Deeply ambitious in its narrative sweep, Jacob's Cane captures the rich texture of life on several continents as New's family searches to establish itself in the tobacco trade. A fascinating history of one family's story of progress, innovation, and struggle, Jacob's Cane will change the way we think about the Jewish American experience.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Jacob's Cane: A Jewish Family's Journey from the Four Lands of Lithuania to ...
Limited preview - 2009
Amelia American arrived Aunt Fanny Aunt Jean Aunt Myrtle Baltic Baltimore Baltimore’s began Bernhard Baron Bertha Black Cat boys Bremen brother Paul Carreras cigarettes Chaim cigar city’s civilization daughter Eddie’s Elfant Emil factory family’s Fanny’s father Frankel Fulmer Chase German ghetto girls Glyndon grandfather great-grandfather Jacob great-grandfather’s hand Hill of Crosses industry Isaac J. M. Barrie Jack’s Jacob Levy Jacob’s cane Jean’s Jewish Jews Kaunas knew labor Leibe Levy’s International Shrinking Lithuanian lived London look machine manufacturers Max Levy modern Mornington Crescent Moshe Moshe’s mother Myrtle’s night Paul Levy Paul’s Philadelphia picture port Raseinai Riga Riga’s rolling Rostov-on-Don Rumbula Russian Sarah Shavli Shrinking Company Siauliai sisters smoke social Socialist sons story Street summer Theo tobacco told took town trade turned Uncle Baron Vilius Vitalija Wolfgantzen workers Yael Yael’s Yiddish YIVO young