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The Jews of Windsor, 1790-1990

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ISBN 13 : 1550027069
Pages : 320 pages
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The History of the Jews of Windsor 1790-1990

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The Dundurn Group

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Neither in Dark Speeches nor in Similitudes

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Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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ISBN 13 : 1771122331
Pages : 239 pages
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Download Neither in Dark Speeches nor in Similitudes PDF Format Full Free by Barry L. Stiefel and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2016-12-08 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Neither in Dark Speeches nor in Similitudes is an interdisciplinary collaboration of Canadian and American Jewish studies scholars who compare and contrast the experience of Jews along the chronological spectrum (ca. 1763 to the present) in their respective countries. Of particular interest to them is determining the factors that shaped the Jewish communities on either side of our common border, and why they differed. This collection equips Canadian and American Jewish historians to broaden their examination and ask new questions, as well as answer old questions based on fresh comparative data.


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Bootlegged Aliens

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Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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ISBN 13 : 0812297377
Pages : 312 pages
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Download Bootlegged Aliens PDF Format Full Free by Ashley Johnson Bavery and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2020-09-25 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In contemporary discourse, much of the discussion of U.S. border politics focuses on the Southwest. In Bootlegged Aliens, however, Ashley Johnson Bavery considers the North as a borderlands region, demonstrating how this often-overlooked border influenced government policies toward illegal immigration, business and labor union practices around migrant labor, and the experience of being an illegal immigrant in early twentieth-century industrial America. Bavery examines how immigrants, politicians, and employers helped shape national policies toward noncitizen laborers. In the process, she uncovers the northern industrial origins of an exploitative system that emerged on America's border with Canada, whose legacy remains central to debates about America's borders today. Bavery begins in the 1920s to explore how that decade's immigration restrictions launched an era of policing and profiling that excluded America's foreign born from the benefits of citizenship. On the border between Detroit and Windsor, Canada, this process turned certain Europeans into undocumented immigrants, a group the press and policymakers referred to as bootlegged aliens. Over the next decade, deportation and policing practices stigmatized entire communities of ethnic Europeans regardless of their legal status. Moreover, restrictive laws allowed manufacturers to exploit workers in new ways. By the Great Depression, citizenship had become an invisible boundary that excluded hundreds of thousands of laborers from New Deal entitlements. Accepted wisdom suggests that the 1924 Immigration Act had allowed ethnic Europeans to shed ties to their homelands and assimilate into the "melting pot" of American culture by the 1930s. Bavery challenges this perspective, finding that, instead of forging a common culture with their fellow workers, European immigrants coming through Canada to Detroit faced statewide registration drives, exclusion from key labor unions, and disqualification from the Works Progress Administration, the cornerstone of America's nascent welfare state. In the heart of industrial America, Bootlegged Aliens reveals, citizenship was highly contingent.


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German–Jewish Studies

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ISBN 13 : 1800736789
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Download German–Jewish Studies PDF Format Full Free by Kerry Wallach and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2022-10-14 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a field, German-Jewish Studies emphasizes the dangers of nationalism, monoculturalism, and ethnocentrism, while making room for multilingual and transnational perspectives with questions surrounding migration, refugees, exile, and precarity. Focussing on the relevance and utility of the field for the twenty-first century, German-Jewish Studies explores why studying and applying German-Jewish history and culture must evolve and be given further attention today. The volume brings together an interdisciplinary range of scholars to reconsider the history of antisemitism—as well as intersections of antisemitism with racism and colonialism—and how connections to German Jews shed light on the continuities, ruptures, anxieties, and possible futures of German-speaking Jews and their legacies.


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Jewish Sanctuary in the Atlantic World

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Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
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ISBN 13 : 1611173213
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Jewish Sanctuary in the Atlantic World PDF Format Full Free by Barry L. Stiefel and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2014-03-11 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jewish Sanctuary in the Atlantic World is a blend of cultural and architectural history that examines Jewish heritage as it expanded among the continents and islands linked by the Atlantic Ocean between the mid fifteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Barry L. Stiefel achieves a powerful synthesis of material culture research and traditional historical research in his examination of the early modern Jewish diaspora in the New World. Through this illustrated work, Stiefel examines forty-six synagogues built in Europe, South America, the Caribbean Islands, colonial and antebellum North America, and Gibraltar to discover what liturgies, construction methods, and architectural styles were transported from the Old World to the New World. Some are famous—Touro in Newport, Rhode Island; Bevis Marks in London; and Mikve Israel in Curaçao—while others had short-lived congregations whose buildings were lost. The two great traditions of Judaism—Sephardic and Ashkenazic—found homes in the Atlantic World. Examining buildings and congregations that survive, Stiefel offers valuable insights on their connections and commonalities. If both the congregations and buildings are gone, the author re-creates them by using modern heritage preservation tools that have enriched our understanding of the past, tools from such diverse sources as architectural studies, archaeology, computer modeling and rendering, and geographic information systems—all of which, when combined, can bring an even richer understanding of the past than incomplete, uncertain traditional historical resources. Buildings figure as key indicators in Stiefel’s analysis of Jewish life and social experience, but the author’s immersion in the faith and practice of Judaism invigorates every aspect of his work.


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Border Cities Powerhouse: 1901-1945

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Publisher : Biblioasis
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ISBN 13 : 1771961589
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Border Cities Powerhouse: 1901-1945 PDF Format Full Free by Patrick Brode and published by Biblioasis. This book was released on 2017-06-15 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first comprehensive history of the Border Cities area during its formative period in the first half of the 20th Century. The story of Windsor’s emergence during this period is largely one of confrontation and conflict: a multicultural population, industrial expansion, radical politics, and military production all played their part in the city's early history.


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Transcending Dystopia

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0197532993
Pages : 613 pages
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Download Transcending Dystopia PDF Format Full Free by Tina Frühauf and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-01-01 with total page 613 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By the end of the Second World War, Germany was in ruins and its Jewish population so gravely diminished that a rich cultural life seemed unthinkable. And yet, as surviving Jews returned from hiding, the camps, and their exiles abroad, so did their music. Transcending Dystopia tells the story of the remarkable revival of Jewish musical activity that developed in postwar Germany against all odds. Author Tina Frühauf provides a kaleidoscopic panorama of musical practices in worship and social life across the country to illuminate how music contributed to transitions and transformations within and beyond Jewish communities in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Drawing on newly unearthed sources from archives and private collections, this book covers a wide spectrum of musical activity-from its role in commemorations and community events to synagogue concerts and its presence on the radio-across the divided Germany until the Fall of the Wall in 1989. Frühauf's use of mobility as a conceptual framework reveals the myriad ways in which the reemergence of Jewish music in Germany was shaped by cultural transfer and exchange that often relied on the circulation of musicians, their ideas, and practices within and between communities. By illuminating the centrality of mobility to Jewish experiences and highlighting how postwar Jewish musical practices in Germany were defined by politics that reached across national borders to the United States and Israel, this pioneering study makes a major contribution to our understanding of Jewish life and culture in a transnational context.


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Roads Taken

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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0300178646
Pages : 247 pages
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Eight Decades

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ISBN 13 : 1770703659
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Eight Decades PDF Format Full Free by W. Gunther Plaut and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2008-10-14 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: W. Gunther Plaut is one of Reform Judaism’s most acclaimed twentieth century rabbis and scholars. He is a gifted writer and intellectual whose ideas garner devotees throughout the world. Eight Decades: The Selected Writings of W. Gunther Plaut is a selection of his previously published articles and essays. They include discussions on history, biblical topics, literature and linguistics, theological questions, moral and social issues, perspectives on Reform Judaism, legal issues, and Israel. First published in magazines as diverse as Maclean’s, Atlantic, Commentary, Reconstructionist, Ontario Medical Review, Hebrew Union College Annual, and many others, each essay carries a unique message that is still relevant today. Eight Decades is a fitting companion to One Voice: The Selected Sermons of W. Gunther Plaut, published in 2007 on the occasion of his ninety-fifth birthday.


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Seeking the Fabled City

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Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
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ISBN 13 : 0771048068
Pages : 400 pages
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ISBN 13 : 145970634X
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Canada's Other Game PDF Format Full Free by Brian I. Daly and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2013-09-09 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Record numbers of Canadian youths are taking up basketball, but the sport languishes in the shadow of hockey. From the sport's beginning to the era of Steve Nash, this book chronicles basketball's struggle to overcome its history as the poor cousin of Canadian sports.


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ISBN 13 : 0774832770
Pages : 242 pages
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Download Engaging the Line PDF Format Full Free by Brandon R. Dimmel and published by UBC Press. This book was released on 2016-10-15 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For decades, people living in communities along the Canada–US border enjoyed close social and economic relationships with their neighbours across the line. The introduction of new security measures during the First World War threatened this way of life by restricting the movement of people and goods across the border. Many Canadians resented the new regulations introduced by their provincial and federal governments, deriding them as “outside influences” that created friction where none had existed before. Engaging the Line examines responses to wartime regulations in six communities and offers a glimpse at the origins of our modern, highly secured border.


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Netting Out Basketball 1936

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ISBN 13 : 1770679707
Pages : 396 pages
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Download Netting Out Basketball 1936 PDF Format Full Free by Rich Hughes and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2011-11 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 1936 was the most significant year in basketball’s first half century. For the first time, Olympic basketball ended with a gold medal game. Dr. James Naismith was honored at the Berlin Olympics for his wonderful invention, as basketball achieved widespread international acceptance in a short period of time. 45 years after creating an exciting indoor sport for a physical education class, Naismith watched 23 countries vie for the gold. Boycotts protested Hitler’s policies within the Olympic host country of Germany, and as a result, politics and sports were forever linked. Other meaningful firsts for the 1935-36 playing season included controversy in the US Olympic Tryout system, a problematic lack of funding for US Olympians, and the actualization of new basketball strategies. Fast breaking offenses, dunking the ball, and full court zone pressure were important new techniques that radically changed the game. This book tells the little known story of the 1936 team which transformed basketball. The book documents the McPherson Refiners significant role in developing basketball’s faster, dynamic playing style. The mishaps and fortunes of the Refiners and three other AAU teams who placed men on Berlin’s muddy clay court will be the focus of the book.


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One Voice

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Publisher : Dundurn
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ISBN 13 : 1550027395
Pages : 338 pages
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Download One Voice PDF Format Full Free by W. Gunther Plaut and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2007 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: W. Gunther Plaut, an internationally recognized rabbi and scholar, held audiences spellbound with his charisma and wit. This anthology of his sermons is fitting tribute to a great man.


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Contraband: Smuggling and the Birth of the American Century

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ISBN 13 : 039324198X
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Contraband: Smuggling and the Birth of the American Century PDF Format Full Free by Andrew Wender Cohen and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2015-08-24 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How skirting the law once defined America’s relation to the world. In the frigid winter of 1875, Charles L. Lawrence made international headlines when he was arrested for smuggling silk worth $60 million into the United States. An intimate of Boss Tweed, gloriously dubbed “The Prince of Smugglers,” and the head of a network spanning four continents and lasting half a decade, Lawrence scandalized a nation whose founders themselves had once dabbled in contraband. Since the Revolution itself, smuggling had tested the patriotism of the American people. Distrusting foreign goods, Congress instituted high tariffs on most imports. Protecting the nation was the custom house, which waged a “war on smuggling,” inspecting every traveler for illicitly imported silk, opium, tobacco, sugar, diamonds, and art. The Civil War’s blockade of the Confederacy heightened the obsession with contraband, but smuggling entered its prime during the Gilded Age, when characters like assassin Louis Bieral, economist “The Parsee Merchant,” Congressman Ben Butler, and actress Rose Eytinge tempted consumers with illicit foreign luxuries. Only as the United States became a global power with World War I did smuggling lose its scurvy romance. Meticulously researched, Contraband explores the history of smuggling to illuminate the broader history of the United States, its power, its politics, and its culture.