Avengers and defenders: glimpses of Chicago's Jewish past

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Academy Chicago Publishers, 2008 - History - 235 pages
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According to available evidence, the first Jewish pioneers arrived in Chicago in 1841. And only five years later, Chicago's first synagogue was established. Walter Roth, the pre-eminent historian of Jewish Chicago, paints a vivid tapestry of well-known and little-known Jews from all walks of life.

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