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The Resource That pride of race and character : the roots of Jewish benevolence in the Jim Crow south, Caroline E. Light

That pride of race and character : the roots of Jewish benevolence in the Jim Crow south, Caroline E. Light

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That pride of race and character : the roots of Jewish benevolence in the Jim Crow south
Title
That pride of race and character
Title remainder
the roots of Jewish benevolence in the Jim Crow south
Statement of responsibility
Caroline E. Light
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It has ever been the boast of the Jewish people, that they support their own poor," declared Kentucky attorney Benjamin Franklin Jonas in 1856. "Their reasons are partly founded in religious necessity, and partly in that pride of race and character which has supported them through so many ages of trial and vicissitude." In That Pride of Race and Character, Caroline E. Light examines the American Jewish tradition of benevolence and charity and explores its southern roots. Light provides a critical analysis of benevolence as it was inflected by regional ideals of race and gender, showing how a southern Jewish benevolent empire emerged in response to the combined pressures of post-Civil War devastation and the simultaneous influx of eastern European immigration. In an effort to combat the voices of anti-Semitism and nativism, established Jewish leaders developed a sophisticated and cutting-edge network of charities in the South to ensure that Jews took care of those considered "their own" while also proving themselves to be exemplary white citizens. Drawing from confidential case files and institutional records from various southern Jewish charities, the book relates how southern Jewish leaders and their immigrant clients negotiated the complexities of "fitting in" in a place and time of significant socio-political turbulence. Ultimately, the southern Jewish call to benevolence bore the particular imprint of the region's racial mores and left behind a rich legacy
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Light, Caroline E
Dewey number
305.892/4075
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F220.J5
LC item number
.L54 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Benevolence
  • Charity
  • Kindness
  • Jewish way of life
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Benevolence
  • Charity
  • Jewish way of life
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Kindness
  • Southern States
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That pride of race and character : the roots of Jewish benevolence in the Jim Crow south, Caroline E. Light
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : loving kindness and cultural citizenship in the Jewish south -- "To the Hebrews the world is indebted" : the southern roots of American Jewish benevolence -- "For the honor of the Jewish people" : gender, race, and immigration -- "Virtue, rectitude and loyalty to our faith" : Jewish orphans and the politics of southern cultural capital -- "A very delicate problem" : the plight of the southern agunah -- "None of my own people" : subsidizing Jewish motherhood in the depression-era south -- Sex, race and consumption : southern sephardim and the politics of benevolence -- Conclusion : loving kindness and its legacies
Control code
880877996
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 278 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479859542
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4e3e2ed3-1dfa-4111-bf76-4aaf0e8492d9
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880877996
Label
That pride of race and character : the roots of Jewish benevolence in the Jim Crow south, Caroline E. Light
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : loving kindness and cultural citizenship in the Jewish south -- "To the Hebrews the world is indebted" : the southern roots of American Jewish benevolence -- "For the honor of the Jewish people" : gender, race, and immigration -- "Virtue, rectitude and loyalty to our faith" : Jewish orphans and the politics of southern cultural capital -- "A very delicate problem" : the plight of the southern agunah -- "None of my own people" : subsidizing Jewish motherhood in the depression-era south -- Sex, race and consumption : southern sephardim and the politics of benevolence -- Conclusion : loving kindness and its legacies
Control code
880877996
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 278 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479859542
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4e3e2ed3-1dfa-4111-bf76-4aaf0e8492d9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880877996

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