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Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954  🎓

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Documents range  from a peddler’s certificate signed by Benjamin Franklin, to the records of organisations such as the Baron de Hirsch fund, which supported Jewish entrepreneurship all across America from 1819 to the 1980s.

An indispensable resource for scholars and students interested in understanding and exploring the history of Jewish communities in America from  the first arrival in of Jewish immigrants in New York in 1654  to the mid-20th century. All of the material has been digitized in colour and typescript and printed material is full-text searchable.

 

 

 

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History

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1654-1954

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