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Author Davis, Marni.

Title Jews and booze : becoming American in the age of prohibition / Marni Davis.

Publication Info. New York : New York University Press, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  363.41 DAVIS    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  363.4108 DAVIS    Check Shelf
Description x, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series The Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History
Goldstein-Goren series in American Jewish history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-245) and index.
Contents Setting up shop: Jews becoming Americans in the nineteenth-century alcohol trade -- Do as we Israelites do: American Jews and the gilded-age temperance movement -- Kosher wine and Jewish saloons: new Jewish immigrants enter the American alcohol trade -- An "unscrupulous Jewish type of mind": Jewish alcohol entrepreneurs and their critics -- Rabbis and other bootleggers: Jews as prohibition-era alcohol entrepreneurs -- The law of the land is the law: Jews respond to the Volstead Act.
Subject Jews -- Alcohol use -- United States -- Attitudes.
Alcoholic beverage industry -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Alcoholic beverage industry -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Alcohol -- Law and legislation -- United States.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
ISBN 9780814720288 cloth alkaline paper
0814720285 cloth alkaline paper
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