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Author Davis, Marni.
Title Jews and booze : becoming American in the age of prohibition / Marni Davis.
Published New York : New York University Press, c2012.
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 Floor3  HV5185 .D38 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 262 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series The Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History
Goldstein-Goren series in American Jewish history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-245) and index.
Contents Setting up shop: Jews becoming Americans in the nineteenth-century alcohol trade -- Do as we Israelites do: American Jews and the gilded-age temperance movement -- Kosher wine and Jewish saloons: new Jewish immigrants enter the American alcohol trade -- An "unscrupulous Jewish type of mind": Jewish alcohol entrepreneurs and their critics -- Rabbis and other bootleggers: Jews as prohibition-era alcohol entrepreneurs -- The law of the land is the law: Jews respond to the Volstead Act.
Summary Examines the relationship between alcohol and the Jewish community throughout the nineteenth century and the period of Prohibition, describing the role of Jews in the liquor industry and the relationship between the anti-alcohol movement and anti-Semitism.
Subject Jews -- Alcohol use -- United States -- Attitudes.
Alcoholic beverage industry -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Alcoholic beverage industry -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Alcohol -- Law and legislation -- United States.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
ISBN 0814720285 (cl : alk. paper)
9780814720288 (cl : alk. paper)
9780814783849 (ebook)
0814783848 (ebook)
9780814744093 (ebook)
0814744095 (ebook)
OCLC number 724667195