By Marni Davis
In Jews and Booze, Marni Davis examines American Jews’ lengthy and intricate dating to alcohol in the course of the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries, the years of the nationwide prohibition movement’s upward thrust and fall. Bringing to undergo an intensive diversity of archival fabrics, Davis deals a singular viewpoint on a formerly unstudied region of yankee Jewish fiscal activity—the making and promoting of liquor, wine, and beer—and unearths that alcohol trade performed a very important position in Jewish immigrant acculturation and the expansion of Jewish groups within the usa. yet prohibition’s triumph solid a pall on American Jews’ heritage within the alcohol alternate, forcing them to revise, make clear, and safeguard their communal and civic identities, either to their fellow americans and to themselves.
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Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition (Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History) by Marni Davis