Comrades and Chicken Ranchers: The Story of a California Jewish Community by Kenneth L. KannComrades and Chicken Ranchers: The Story of a California Jewish Community by Kenneth L. Kann

Comrades and Chicken Ranchers: The Story of a California Jewish Community

byKenneth L. Kann

Paperback | April 22, 1993

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Title:Comrades and Chicken Ranchers: The Story of a California Jewish CommunityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.79 inPublished:April 22, 1993Publisher:CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS

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ISBN - 10:0801480752

ISBN - 13:9780801480751

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"This book is a portrait of the Petaluma Jewish community from the early years of the century to the present day. . . . Kenneth L. Kann interviewed more than two hundred residents, representing three generations of Jewish Americans. The picture that emerges from their testimony is of a wonderfully animated and fractious community. . . . Its history blends many of the familiar themes of American Jewish life into a richly individual tapestry. . . . In the first few decades of this century, many Jewish immigrants from Russia and Eastern Europe wound up in Petaluma. . . . This first generation of chicken farmers consisted largely of educated, often professional men and women; many were drawn to chicken farming as much by Marxist or Zionist beliefs in the dignity of labor as by economic necessity. They helped establish the particular character of a community, with its combination of arduous work and cultural aspiration."—Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle