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Jewish Hometown Associations and Family Circles in New York : The WPA Yiddish Writers' Group Study - Hannah Kliger

Jewish Hometown Associations and Family Circles in New York

The WPA Yiddish Writers' Group Study

By: Hannah Kliger (Afterword by, Introduction by, Editor)

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Published: 22nd July 1992
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"Hannah Kliger has provided an important service to historians... " -Journal of American Ethnic History

"... Hannah Kliger has provided a valuable primary source for studying immigrant Jewry and has argued forcefully for the resiliency and adaptability of ethnic institutions as mechanisms for Jewish adaptation and survival." -American Jewish Archives

Struggling to cope in a strange land, immigrants in the early years of this century gathered with compatriots from their old hometowns and with family for their social life and to form support systems. Here is an illuminating portrait of community life among Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, as seen by participants in landsmanshaftn (hometown associations) and family circles. Prepared in the 1930s through the WPA-sponsored Yiddish Writer's Group, this revealing document is published here for the first time.

Preface
Documenting Jewish Immigration: New York Jewish Writers and the Works Progress Administrationp. 1
The WPA's "Jewish Landsmanshaftn and Family Circles in New York": An Annotated Edition Prepared by Hannah Kligerp. 23
Introductory Notep. 25
The Present State of the Landsmanshaftnp. 27
The Social Role of the Landsmanshaftnp. 44
The Constitutions of the Landsmanshaftnp. 58
The Souvenir Journals of the New York Landsmanshaftnp. 67
The East European Background of the Jewish Familyp. 71
Jewish Family Circlesp. 77
Jewish Family Life in New York Cityp. 84
Three Generationsp. 100
Contemporary Landslayt in New York: Continuities and Discontinuitiesp. 117
Bibliographic Guidep. 132
Appendixp. 137
From The Jewish Landsmanshaftn of New York
From Jewish Families and Family Circles of New York
From Jewish Landsmanschaften and Family Circles in New York
Notesp. 145
Indexp. 159
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780253331281
ISBN-10: 0253331285
Series: The Modern Jewish Experience
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 22nd July 1992
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.03
Edition Type: Annotated