Our Gang: Jewish Crime And The New York Jewish Community, 1900-1940 by Jenna Weissman JoselitOur Gang: Jewish Crime And The New York Jewish Community, 1900-1940 by Jenna Weissman Joselit

Our Gang: Jewish Crime And The New York Jewish Community, 1900-1940

byJenna Weissman Joselit

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Our Gang provides a fascinating historical portrait of the Jewish criminal world from the era of mass immigration through Prohibition and beyond. Jenna Weissman Joselit traces the origins, nature, patterns, location, and impact of Jewish crime from the early years, when it was inextricably bound up with the East Side community as a whole, with criminals living among the more or less law-abiding citizens they preyed upon, to the post-World War I period and the gradual assimilation and absorption of Jewish crime into the mainstream of the American underworld.

Parallel with this theme is a broader one: the New York Jewish community's reaction to Jewish crime, evolving from disbelief to denial to concern and the establishment of a network of correctional and preventive agencies, and finally-as the nature of Jewish crime changed, and as the community itself felt a growing sense of security-a sort of acceptance.

Jenna Wiessman Joselit is currently visiting professor of American Studies at Princeton University. The author of numerous publications in cultural history, including "The Wonders of America: Reinventing Jewish Culture 1880-1950" (winner of the Jewish book Award in History). Joselit has also curated & consulted on more than 30 exhibiti...
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Title:Our Gang: Jewish Crime And The New York Jewish Community, 1900-1940Format:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.54 inPublisher:Indiana University Press

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ISBN - 10:0253203147

ISBN - 13:9780253203144

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