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Title Chosen capital : the Jewish encounter with American capitalism / edited by Rebecca Kobrin
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2012]
©2012
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Contents The chosen people in the chosen land: some thoughts on the Jewish encounter with American capitalism / Rebecca Kobrin -- Exceptionalisms: points of departure for studies of capitalism and Jews in the United States / Ira Katznelson -- The evolution of the Jewish garment industry, 1840-1940 / Phyllis Dillon and Andrew Godley -- From the rag trade to riches: Abraham E. Lefcourt and the building of New York's garment district / Andrew Dolkart -- Success from scrap and second-hand goods: Jewish businessmen in the Midwest, 1890-1930 / Jonathan Z.S. Pollack -- Despised merchandise: American Jewish liquor entrepreneurs and their prohibitionist critics / Marni Davis -- Blacks, Jews, and the business of race music, 1945-1955 / Jonathan Karp -- Jews, Indian curios, and the westward expansion of American capitalism / David Koffman -- The multicultural front: a Yiddish-socialist response to sweatshop capitalism / Daniel Katz -- Making peace with capitalism?: Jewish Socialism enters the mainstream, 1933-1944 / Daniel Soyer -- A Jewish "third way" to American capitalism: Isaac Rivkind and the conservative-communitarian ideal / Eli Lederhendler -- Marketing cantors in the early 20th century: the case of Yossele Rosenblatt / Jeffrey Shandler -- How matzah became square: Manischewitz and the development of machine-made matzah in the United States / Jonathan Sarna
Summary At what moments and in what ways did Jews play a central role in American capitalism? Chosen Capital addresses this question head-on by exploring Jews' impact on American capitalism as both its architects-through their participation in specific industries-and as its most vocal critics through their support of unionism and radical political movements. Essays are contributed by a stellar list of scholars
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from .pdf information screen (Ebsco, viewed November 5, 2012)
Subject Capitalism -- Religious aspects -- Congresses.
Capitalism -- United States -- History -- Congresses.
Economics -- Religious aspects -- Judaism -- Congresses.
Free enterprise -- Religious aspects -- Judaism -- Congresses
Jews -- United States -- Economic conditions -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
History.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Kobrin, Rebecca.
LC no. 2011038426
ISBN 0813553075 (electronic bk.)
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