The Jewish Community of the North Shore
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The Jewish Community of the North Shore

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ISBN-13:
9780738513294
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.12.2003
Seiten:
128
Autor:
Alan S. Pierce
Gewicht:
308 g
Format:
230x171x10 mm
Serie:
Images of America (Arcadia Pub
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The Jewish Community of the North Shore captures the vibrant history of Jewish immigration, entrepreneurship, and community life north of Boston. The first major influx of Jewish immigrants to the region came in the late nineteenth century as eastern Europeans fled oppression and persecution in search of a new life in the land of freedom and promise. Many Jews found work in the tanneries of Peabody, known worldwide as the Leather City, and in the shoe factories of Lynn, while others ran their own businesses, including kosher butcher shops, newspapers, and retail trade stores in Salem and Beverly. Culled from the impressive archives of the Jewish Historical Society of the North Shore, this rare compilation pays tribute to the Jewish immigrants who settled north of Boston and their descendants who became prominent business, spiritual, and community leaders.