Adapting to Abundance: Jewish Immigrants, Mass Consumption, and the Search for American Identity
Between 1880 and 1914, Eastern European Jewish immigrants in New York's Lower East Side defined themselves as American not only by their occupations or education but by their spending practices as well. Jewish immigrants assimilated into American culture through the purchase of fashions, material goods, and resort vacations, combined with Jewish social and religious traditions to create a unique and innovative American identity.
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Review: Adapting to Abundance: Jewish Immigrants, Mass Consumption, and the Search for American Identity (Columbia History of Urban Life)User Review - Z. Taylor - Goodreads
I liked this book so much. At the time when Heinze wrote it, the idea of evaluating immigrants according to their consumption patterns was revolutionary. He started a whole new trend. If you like ... Read full review