Coalfield Jews: An Appalachian History

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The stories of vibrant eastern European Jewish communities in the Appalachian coalfields Coalfield Jews explores the intersection of two simultaneous historic events: central Appalachia s transformative coal boom (1880s-1920), and the mass migration of eastern European Jews to America. Traveling to southern West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and southwestern Virginia to investigate the coal boom s opportunities, some Jewish immigrants found success as retailers and established numerous small but flourishing Jewish ...

Coalfield Jews: An Appalachian History 2006, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252030949

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Coalfield Jews: An Appalachian History 2006, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252073359

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