Unfinished People

October 25, 2001|
Unfinished People by Ruth Gay
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Nearly three million Jews came to America from Eastern Europe between 1880 and the outbreak of World War I, filled with the hope of life in a new land. Within two generations, these newcomers settled and prospered in the densely populated Yiddish-speaking neighborhoods of New York City. Against this backdrop, Ruth Gay narrates their rarely told story -- a unique and vibrant portrait of a people in their daily trials and rituals -- bringing alive the vitality of the streets, markets, schools, synagogues, and tenement halls where a new version of America was invented in the 1920s and 1930s. An intimate, unforgettable account, Unfinished People is a singular act of expressing in words the richly textured lives of a resilient people.
Ruth Gay has written extensively on Jewish history.
Title:Unfinished People
Product dimensions:320 pages, 8.5 X 5.75 X 0.74 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 8.5 X 5.75 X 0.74 in
Published:October 25, 2001
Publisher:W W Norton
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780393322408

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