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1929Mapping the Jewish World

1929: Mapping the Jewish World

Hasia Diner and Gennady Estraikh (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720202
eISBN:
9781479878253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720202.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The year 1929 represents a major turning point for interwar Jewish society, proving to be a year when Jews, regardless of where they lived, saw themselves affected by developments that took place ... More

All Together DifferentYiddish Socialists, Garment Workers, and the Labor Roots of Multiculturalism

All Together Different: Yiddish Socialists, Garment Workers, and the Labor Roots of Multiculturalism

Daniel Katz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748367
eISBN:
9780814763674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748367.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the early 1930s, the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) organized large numbers of Black and Hispanic workers through a broadly conceived program of education, culture, and ... More

City FolkEnglish Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America

City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America

Daniel J. Walkowitz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794692
eISBN:
9780814784525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794692.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This is the story of English Country Dance, from its 18th-century roots in the English cities and countryside, to its transatlantic leap to the United States in the 20th century. The book argues that ... More

Italian Immigrant Radical CultureThe Idealism of the Sovversivi in the United States, 1890-1940

Italian Immigrant Radical Culture: The Idealism of the Sovversivi in the United States, 1890-1940

Marcella Bencivenni

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791035
eISBN:
9780814723180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791035.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Maligned by modern media and often stereotyped, Italian Americans possess a vibrant, if largely forgotten, radical past. This book delves into the history of the sovversivi, a transnational ... More

Jewish RadicalsA Documentary History

Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Tony Michels (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores the intertwined histories of Jews and the American Left through a rich variety of primary documents. Written in English and Yiddish, these documents reflect the entire spectrum of ... More

Jews and BoozeBecoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Marni Davis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720288
eISBN:
9780814744093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720288.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

From kosher wine to their ties to the liquor trade in Europe, Jews have a longstanding historical relationship with alcohol. But once prohibition hit America, American Jews were forced to choose ... More

Making Women's HistoriesBeyond National Perspectives

Making Women's Histories: Beyond National Perspectives

Pamela S. Nadell and Kate Haulman (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758908
eISBN:
9780814759226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758908.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book showcases the transformations that the intellectual and political production of women's history has engendered across time and space. It considers the difference women's and gender history ... More

Satisfaction Not GuaranteedDilemmas of Progress in Modern Society

Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society

Peter N. Stearns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783627
eISBN:
9780814783634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783627.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, modern urban, industrial, affluent societies have made great strides towards fixing some of the problems that plagued other societies for centuries: food ... More

Soft Soil, Black GrapesThe Birth of Italian Winemaking in California

Soft Soil, Black Grapes: The Birth of Italian Winemaking in California

Simone Cinotto

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717387
eISBN:
9780814717394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717387.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

From Ernest and Julio Gallo to Francis Ford Coppola, Italians have shaped the history of California wine. More than any other group, Italian immigrants and their families have made California ... More

Steel BarrioThe Great Mexican Migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940

Steel Barrio: The Great Mexican Migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940

Michael Innis-Jiménez

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785850
eISBN:
9780814760437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785850.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Since the early twentieth century, thousands of Mexican Americans have lived, worked, and formed communities in Chicago's steel mill neighborhoods. This book tells the story of a vibrant, active ... More

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