"A first-rate history."—Gerald Sorin
"Weaving together oral histories, communal records, memoirs, novels and newspaper reports into a rich narrative, Wenger provides a model for how to write social history that highlights the intersection of ethnicity, class, and gender. The analysis is smart, the prose lively, and the physical product strikingly elegant. Each chapter is a gem."—American Jewish History
"An important contribution. . . . It deals with a period that has been documented largely in terms of political organization and crisis, rather than in terms of the everyday life and culture of]ews."—Journal of Jewish Studies
Chronicling the experience of New York City’s Jewish families during the Great Depression, this work tells the story of a generation of immigrants and their children as they faced an uncertain future in America.
Beth S. Wenger is the Kate Family Term Chair in American Jewish History at the University of Pennsylvania where she is an assistant professor of history.
Series: Modern Jewish History
6 x 9, 288 pages, 29 black and white illustrations