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Jazz Age Jews
Michael Alexander

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

INTRODUCTION 1
INTERLUDE: JAZZ AGE ECONOMICS 11
PART I. "Biznez Iz Biznez" The Arnol Rothstein Story 13
1. Arnold Rothstein 15
2. Gambling in the Time of Rothstein's Youth 19
3. The Rise of Rothstein 28
4. Financial Crime 40
5. The Black Sox and the Jews 48
6. The Jews React 55
INTERLUDE: JAZZ AGE POLITICS 65
PART II. Frankfurter among the Anarchists "The Case of Sacco an Vanzetti" 69
7. Felix Frankfurter 71
8. The Young Progressive 76
9. Zion and Cambridge 88
10. Sacco and Vanzetti 96
11. Aftermath 119
INTERLUDE: JAZZ AGE CULTURE 127
PART III. "Mammy, Don't You Know Me?" Al Jolson an the Jews 131
12. Al Jolson 133
13. Asa Yoelson Discovers the Theater 139
14. Jewish Minstrelsy Emerges 144
15. Blackface Arrives on Broadway 150
16. The Jews on Tin Pan Alley 155
17. The Jazz Singer 167
CONCLUSION JAZZ AGE JEWS 180
NOTES 185
BIBLIOGRAPHY 215
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 227
INDEX 229

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