Our Crowd: The Great Jewish Families of New York by Stephen BirminghamOur Crowd: The Great Jewish Families of New York by Stephen Birmingham

Our Crowd: The Great Jewish Families of New York

byStephen Birmingham

Paperback | August 1, 1996

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"Future American histories will have to take into account (his) financial and social history and imposing cast of characters". -- The New York Times Book Review
Title:Our Crowd: The Great Jewish Families of New YorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.02 × 6.11 × 1 inPublished:August 1, 1996Publisher:Syracuse University Press

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ISBN - 10:0815604114

ISBN - 13:9780815604112

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting History An interesting history of the early Jewish immigrants to New York and the success they achieved. The book tells the story of a variety of different individuals and families from their beginnings in Europe and immigration to the United States and settlement in New York where they became wealthy through the establishment of prosperous businesses. While the original immigrants and to some extent the first generation in America remained Jewish, although not necessarily religious, many members of future generations abandoned their faith and became Christians. For example, very few members of the New York Guggenheim family are Jewish today. Intermarriage with Christians was common with these families and the children were raised as Christians. The common thread that runs through all these families is the desire for business success and social prominence and wanting to do good for society through donations to worthy causes and establishing associations, organizations, and trusts to do so.
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"Future American histories will have to take into account (his) financial and social history and imposing cast of characters". -- The New York Times Book Review