Jews, Race, and Environment

Jews, Race, and Environment


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Originally published in 1911, Jews, Race, and Environment presents the resultsof anthropological, demographic, pathological, and sociological investigationsof people who identify themselves as Jews. At the time Fishberg wrote thisbook, there was widespread interest in the idea of Jews as a race and in theethnic relationship of Jews to each other. The early twentieth century was aperiod of heavy Eastern European immigration to the United States. Manyquestioned if it were possible for Jews to assimilate into American culture,particularly into what was termed the body politic of Anglo-Saxoncommunities. Fishberg addresses these questions in this classic study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412805742
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/23/2006
Pages: 610
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.36(d)

About the Author

Maurice Fishberg was a clinical professor of medicine at New York University and a self-trained anthropologist who served as a consultant to the U.S. Bureau of Immigration.

William B. Helmreich is professor of sociology at CUNY Graduate Center and City College of New York and served as director of the Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College. He is author of eleven books, including The World of the Yeshiva: An Intimate Portrait of American Orthodoxy and Against All Odds: Holocaust Survivors and the Successful Lives They Made in America, which won the 1993 National Jewish Book Award.

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