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Author Dubrovsky, Gertrude Wishnick, 1926-
Title The land was theirs : Jewish farmers in the Garden State / Gertrude Wishnick Dubrovsky.
Imprint Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, ©1992.

Author Dubrovsky, Gertrude Wishnick, 1926-
Series Judaic studies series
Judaic studies series (Unnumbered)
Subject Dubrovsky, Gertrude Wishnick, 1926-
Jews -- New Jersey -- Farmingdale -- History.
Jews -- Colonization -- New Jersey -- Farmingdale -- History.
Jewish farmers -- New Jersey -- Farmingdale -- Case studies.
Jewish farmers -- New Jersey -- Farmingdale -- Biography.
Farmingdale (N.J.) -- Ethnic relations.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 251 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-245) and index.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Contents Preface; Introduction: Jewish Agriculture in America; Part 1. Beginnings; 1. The Place: Farmingdale; 2. Pioneers: Peskin and Friedman; Part 2. The People; 3. Eastern European Settlers; 4. German Refugees; 5. American Intellectuals; 6. Displaced Persons; 7. Descendants; Part 3. The Life; 8. Living Together; 9. Educating the Children; 10. Organizing a Life; 11. Making a Living; 12. Coping with Problems; Part 4. Growing Up in Farmingdale; 13. Going Back for the Record; 14. Settling into a New Life; 15. Life with All Kinds of People; 16. Schools: Jewish, American, and Beyond
17. Married Life and the Community18. Preparing to Leave; 19. Leaving Farmingdale; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Challenging prevalent stereotypes, Dubrovsky reveals a unique aspect of Jewish life in America. Although Jews have long been stereotyped as urban businesspeople and professionals, they have been successful agriculturalists since biblical times. In their more recent Eastern European history, 96 percent were forced to live in a region known as the Pale of Settlement, where they were forbidden to own land and were restricted to certain occupations. The pernicious rumor that Jews would not work the soil was then widely broadcast. At the end of the 19th century, young Russian intellectuals were det.
ISBN 0585245592 (electronic bk.)
9780585245591 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 44955846
Additional Format Print version: Dubrovsky, Gertrude Wishnick, 1926- Land was theirs. Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, ©1992 0817305440 (DLC) 91028217 (OCoLC)24246307

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