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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