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Insecure Prosperity:
Small-Town Jews in Industrial America, 1890-1940
Ewa Morawska

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface: What this Book is About, What is Different About It, and Who Helped in its Making
Ch. 1In the Shtetls and Out3
Ch. 2Fitting Old-Country Resources into a New Place: The Formation of a (Multi)-Ethnic Economic Niche31
Ch. 3Insecure Prosperity72
Ch. 4Small Town, Slow Pace: Transformations in Jewish Sociocultural Life133
Ch. 5In the Middle on the Periphery: Involvement in the Local Society186
Ch. 6Through Several Lenses: Making Sense of Their Lives214
Epilogue: Postwar Era: A Decline of the Community245
Appendix I: (Self)Reflections of a Fieldworker255
Appendix II: Members of the Jewish Community in Johnstown and Vicinity Who Participated in This Study286
Notes287
Index361

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