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Jews and Booze – Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Marni Davis


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 between abandoning their historical connection to alcohol and remaining outside the American mainstream. This book examines American Jews' long and complicated relationship with alcohol during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the years of the national prohibition movement's rise and fall. Bringing to bear an extensive range of archival materials, the book offers a novel perspective on ... More

Keywords: kosher wine, American Jews, alcohol commerce, prohibition, Jewish immigrant acculturation, alcohol trade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814720288
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814720288.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marni Davis, author

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