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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]


Description 1 online resource (ix, 311 pages) : illustrations
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 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 -- Sanctification of the brand name : the marketing of cantor Yossele Rosenblatt / Jeffrey Shandler -- How matzah became square : Manischewitz and the development of machine-made matzah in the United States / Jonathan D. Sarna
Summary At what moments and in what ways did Jews play a central role in American capitalism? This volume 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 variety of scholars
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from .pdf information screen (EBSCO, viewed November 5, 2012)
Subject Jews -- United States -- Economic conditions -- Congresses
Capitalism -- United States -- History -- Congresses
Capitalism -- Religious aspects -- Congresses
Free enterprise -- Religious aspects -- Judaism -- Congresses
Economics -- Religious aspects -- Judaism -- Congresses
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Free Enterprise.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
Free enterprise -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Capitalism -- Religious aspects
Economics -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
Jews -- Economic conditions
Kapitalism -- religiösa aspekter.
Fri företagsamhet.
United States
Verenigde Staten.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Congressen (vorm)
Form Electronic book
Author Kobrin, Rebecca.
ISBN 9780813553290