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Jews on the frontier : religion and mobility in nineteenth century America / Shari Rabin.

Rabin, Shari, (author.).


'Jews on the Frontier' is a religious history of the United States that begins in an unexpected place: on the road with mobile Jews. It follows them out of eastern cities and into the American frontier, where they found unprecedented economic opportunity but also anonymity, loneliness, instability, mistrust, scarcity, and diversity, all of which complicated the many legal obligations of traditional Jewish life.

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  • OCLC: on1007844311
  • ISBN: 9781479850433 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1479850438 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781479869855 (electronic book)
  • ISBN: 1479869856 (electronic book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Published: New York :NYU Press,2017.
  • Publisher: NYU Press, 2017.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Judaism, America, Mobility -- Part I. Movement and Belonging -- 1. Wandering Sons of Israel: Europe, America, and the Politics of Jewish Mobility -- 2. Reminding Myself That I Am a Jew: Voluntarism and Social Life -- Part II. The Lived Religion of American Jews -- 3. I Prefer Choice Myself: Family and the State -- 4. â#x80;#x99;Tis in the Spirit Not in the Form: Material Culture and Popular Theology -- Part III. Creating an American Judaism
5. A Congregation of Strangers: The Mobile Infrastructure6. The Empire of Our Religion: The Mobile Imaginary -- Conclusion: The Spirit of â#x80;#x99;77 -- Notes -- Index
Subject: Judaism > United States > History > 19th century.
Jews > United States > Migrations > History > 19th century.
Jews > United States > Identity > History > 19th century.
Migration, Internal > United States > History > 19th century.

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