Cultures of opposition : Jewish immigrant workers, New York City, 1881-1905 /

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Main Author: Kosak, Hadassa, 1938-
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©2000.
Series:SUNY series in American labor history.
Online Access:EBSCOhost Available to Wheaton College users only
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Table of Contents:
  • Political Culture and Community: The Historical Perspective
  • Cultural Strategies and Political Culture: The Sociological Perspective
  • The Ethnic Identity Perspective
  • Synthesis and Narrative: Jewish Immigrants, 1881 to 1905
  • Jewish Immigrants to the United States, 1881 to 1905: The Decline of the Old Communities
  • The Emigrants
  • Jewish Citizenship in Action
  • The Decline of Traditional Communities
  • The Impetus to Emigrate
  • Conflicted Cultures: West and East European Jews
  • A Prologue: The Brody Episode
  • Settlement
  • Official Philanthropy and Communal Networks
  • Self-Help Networks and the Making of Social Solidarity
  • Jewish Immigrants and the New York Clothing Industry
  • Garmentmaking: From Craft to Industry
  • Routes of Entry into the Garment Industry
  • Earnings and Work Hours
  • Making a Home and Earning a Living on the Lower East Side
  • Demography and Economy
  • Self-Help and Social Organization
  • German Jews and the Immigrant Community: Geography, Economy, and Ideology
  • The Origins of Jewish Labor Organizations
  • Themes of Collective Action
  • The Culture of Collective Action
  • Interpretations of Labor Unrest
  • Struggles for Control of the Workplace
  • Struggles for Closed Shop and against Scabs
  • Struggles against Sweatshops and the Contracting System
  • Struggles against the Task System
  • The Politics of Morality: Jewish Workers and the Ethnic Community
  • Agencies of Cultural Transmission
  • Appropriating the Power of the Law
  • The Jewish Community and Established Justice.