Cultures of Opposition: Jewish Immigrant Workers, New York City, 1881-1905

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SUNY Press, Jun 22, 2000 - History - 220 pages
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This work provides a reinterpretation of the origins of Jewish working-class oppositional culture in the United States. It tells how this culture was characterized by public practices such as strikes, attacks on scabs and police, rent strikes, consumer boycotts, and street parades. The participants in this social unrest ultimately forged an unmistakably new Jewish political culture informed by concepts of social justice, community solidarity and effective community-wide political participation. Enhancing Kosak's fascinating narrative are eleven period photographs.
 

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Contents

Chapter
15
Chapter
37
Jewish Immigrants and the New York Clothing Industry
61
Chapter Four
81
Chapter Five
107
Chapter
131
Conclusion
159
Notes
165
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Hadassa Kosak is Assistant Professor of History at Yeshiva University.

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