Finalist for the JDC-Herbert Katzi Award for a Book Based on Archival Research, National Jewish Book Council Emerging Metropolis tells the story of New York's emergence as the greatest Jewish city of all time. It explores the Central European and East European Jews' encounter with New York City, tracing immigrants' economic, social, religious, political, and cultural adaptation between 1840 and 1920. This meticulously researched volume shows how Jews wove their ambitions and aspirations - for freedom, security, andmaterial prosperity - into the very fabric and physical landscape of the city.
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