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Jazz Age Jews.

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Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: from c 1900 -,
  • Jewish studies,
  • Inter-war period, 1918-1939,
  • History,
  • Sociology,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • Minority Studies - Ethnic American,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • American History,
  • History / United States / 20th Century,
  • Religion,
  • 20th century,
  • Biography,
  • Jews,
  • Politics and government,
  • Social life and customs,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages264
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9791962M
    ISBN 100691086796
    ISBN 109780691086798

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American Jewish History - Andrea Most. Alexander's genial and generally jargon-free book offers a provocative portrait of how Jazz Age Jews understood their : $ By the s, Jews were--by all economic, political, and cultural measures of the day--making it in America.

But as these children of immigrants took their places in American society, many deliberately identified with groups that remained excluded. Despite their success, Jews embraced resistance more than acculturation, preferring marginal status to assimilation.

Jazz Jews also investigates the phenomenon and influence of ‘Jewish jazz’, from the Jazz Age to the present day, with extensive coverage of Israeli jazz. Mike Gerber has interviewed everyone that matters – Jews and non-Jews, Black and White, and his book includes one of the last interviews with Artie Shaw.

"Jazz Age Jews is a significant contribution to Jazz Age Jews. book understanding of American Jewish culture and Jazz Age Jews. book. It reinterprets the meaning of Jewish identification with the outsider Jazz Age Jews.

book the s and demonstrates the profound impact such Jewish behavior and beliefs had on American culture. Jazz Age Jews shows that most Jews felt culturally obliged to mark themselves as different--and believed that doing so made them both better Jews and better Americans.

eISBN:. Jews and the jazz age: bathtub Manischewitz. Yiddish speakeasies. the Purim massacre. Not exactly. In his deft and provocative book, Alexander sketches how the social position and public. All three Jews were born in the s, grew up around American Jewish ghettos, married gentile women, entered the middle class, and rose to national fame.

All three also became heroes to the American Jewish community for their association with events that galvanized the country and defined the Jazz Jazz Age Jews. book. Jazz Age Jews shows that most Jews felt culturally obliged to mark themselves as different — and believed that doing so made them both better Jews and better Americans.

Awards and Recognition Winner of the Jewish Book Award in Jewish Christian Relations, Jewish Book Council National. The film was seen as a glorification of Jewish assimilation into American culture as described by Ted Merwin in his current book, In Their Own Image: New York Jews in Jazz Age Popular Culture.

[5] George Bornstein writes in Jazz Age Jews. book book, The Colors of Zion, how African Americans were sympathetic to the plight of Jazz Age Jews. book Jewish American and vice-versa. [6]. Compare book prices from overbooksellers.

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Jazz Age Jews, by Michael Alexander. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, pp. S Readers might be forgiven for approaching Michael Alexander's Jazz Age Jews with trepidation: the book features a blackface picture of Al Jolson on the cover followed by a dedication page that finds the author declaring his love for his parents through a quotation from Jolson's first big hit.

The Jews-and-jazz story doesn’t stop in the s. As Hersch vividly points out, jazz today has become a means to “think about Jewish identity in a multicultural : Michael Kaminer. Jazz Age Jews by Michael Alexander starting at $ Jazz Age Jews has 2 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

Alexander might also have acknowledged books such as Arthur Liebman's Jews and the Left () and Stanley Rothman and S. Robert Lichter's Roots of Radicalism—Jews, Christians, and the Left (, ), which have asked similar questions.

But for those who wish to understand the totality of the American Jewish experience, this book will Cited by: King of the Jews is a book by Nick the surface it is a biography of Arnold Rothstein, the man who reputedly fixed the World Series, inspired the characters of Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, and created the modern system of organized crime.

The book also contains numerous digressions away from its main subject, including: an extended. All three also became heroes to the American Jewish community for their association with events that galvanized the country and defined the Jazz Age. Rothstein allegedly fixed the World Series—an accusation this book disputes.

Frankfurter defended the Italian anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti. Jazz Age Jews is an insidious book. It is structured around three case studies of what Alexander misleadlingly calls “outsider identification”: the lives and careers of Arnold Rothstein, Felix Frankfurter, and Al Jolson.

Strangely, Alexander uses these three men. Jazz Age Jews is an accessible and informative contribution to the ongoing dialogue about American Jewish acculturation in the early part of the twentieth century. The book takes as its starting point the irony that no matter how successful Eastern European Jews were in America, they continued to identify down, rather than up, expressing.

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Jazz Age Jews totally ignores Jewish religious culture of the s and pays all too little attention to the place of antisemitism and Prohibition in determining Jews' sense of America and of their own relationship to it.

The volume nevertheless marks the debut of a talented interpreter of American Jewish secular culture. His thesis, even if. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, pp.

$ Readers might be forgiven for approaching Michael Alexander's Jazz Age Jews with trepidation: the book features a blackface picture of Al Jolson on the cover followed by a dedication page that finds the author declaring his love for his parents through a quotation from Jolson's first big hit song, "Swanee": "I love the old folks.

Fitzgerald and the Jews. By Arthur To shake her hand or look her in the eye was our last chance to commune physically with the writer who personified the Jazz Age and the Paris of Author: Arthur Krystal.

Jazz Age Jews by Alexander, Michael, Publication date Topics Rothstein, Arnold,Frankfurter, Felix,Jolson, Al, d.Jews -- United States -- Biography, Jews Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files.

IN COLLECTIONS. Books to : [email protected] Biography. Michael Alexander is associate professor in Religious Studies with primary interests in Judaism and American Religion.

He received a National Jewish Book Award for his first book Jazz Age Jews (Princeton University Press, ). He holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Yale University () and a B.A. An incredible set of newly released pictures give a glimpse of the glitz and glamour of the Jazz Age in America, back in the s.

The photos, taken almost a. Original Citation. Goldberg, D. Review of Jazz Age Jews by Michael Alexander. Journal of American History, 89, 3, Cited by: The Jazz Age of the s is an era remembered for illegal liquor, innovative music and dance styles, and burgeoning ideas of social equality. It was also the period during which second-generation Jews began to emerge as a significant demographic in New York City.

In TheirOwn Image examines thegrowing cultural visibility of Jewish life amid this vibrant s: 2. Jazz Age Jews tells the stories of Arnold Rothstein, the gangster accused of fixing the World Series; Felix Frankfurter, the defending lawyer for the infamous Sacco and Vanzetti murder trial who went on to become a Supreme Court justice; and Al Jolson, who starred, in blackface, in the first talking picture, The Jazz three minibiographies, elegantly written by historian Seller Rating: % positive.

Jewish History –, Book review Michael Alexander, Jazz Age Jews. Princeton: Princeton University Press,pp., GBP In his entertaining, thought-provoking study Jazz Age Jews (Princeton, ), Michael Alexander puts three Jewish personalities at center stage in a post WWI decade that is glorified on many accounts for its roaring prosperity and social Author: Silver, Matt.

Start studying Jazz Age Review. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. Wrote book titled "Everyone Ought to Be Rich" and encouraged Americans to speculate. Jazz musician in the 's who played the trumpet. The s—the Jazz Age—were also an emergent era in the modern cultural nexus of Jews with Africans and African Americans.

Embarrassing images of Al. Her latest book, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: An American Woman's Story is the 'cultural biography' of one of the most famous figures of the jazz age, the Author: Guardian Staff. All three also became heroes to the American Jewish community for their association with events that galvanized the country and defined the Jazz Age.

Rothstein allegedly fixed the World. The s. One of the first books with the word "jazz" in the title originates from his book Jazz - Eine Musikalische Zeitfrage (Jazz - A Musical Issue) ofPaul Bernhard relates the term Jazz to a specific dance. When dancer Josephine Baker visited Berlin inshe found it dazzling.

"The city had a jewel-like sparkle," she said, "the vast cafés reminded me of ocean liners Local forms: Berlin, Dresden.

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