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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, c2012.
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 Floor2  E184.36.E25 C49 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description ix, 311 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.
Related Names Kobrin, Rebecca.
ISBN 0813553075 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780813553078 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780813553085 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0813553083 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780813553290 (e-book)
0813553296 (e-book)
OCLC number 755004255