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By Edward Gerson

via interviews and essays, this publication presents riveting money owed of the lives of Jewish households, a lot of whom descended from japanese ecu immigrants who ultimately made their method to Morgantown, West Virginia, the place they flourished and left an indelible stamp at the tradition of this faculty city. the realm prospered as a middle for coal mining, glass-making, metal-working, limestone and lumber industries. With the quick progress of West Virginia collage, Morgantown additionally grew to become an academic and cultural hub for the sector. there have been only a few Jewish pros in Morgantown ahead of WVU's quick development within the Nineteen Sixties. starting within the past due 1800s, eu Jewish immigrants to Morgantown got here right here as tailors, shoemakers, watchmakers, shop clerks, and scrap purchasers. ahead of possessing a garments, shoe, jewellery, or furnishings shop, many Jews labored the following as peddlers, conversing little English, and jogging airborne dirt and dust roads sporting their packs. the following new release of Jews within the region have been retailers, accountants, attorneys, medical professionals, manufacturing unit managers. The Jewish paintings ethic, literacy cost, language talents, and emphasis on kin and neighborhood have been an ideal healthy for the yank dream. Jewish luck supplied beneficiant aid for Morgantown's civic, scientific, and academic associations. The earliest Jewish households the following witnessed the quick industrialization of the realm within the overdue nineteenth century, which WVU historian James Morton Callahan defined because the "Morgantown Awakening." the kids and grandchildren of the 1st Jewish settlers in Morgantown describe the region’s transformation within the in-depth interviews and private essays captured during this book.

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Download e-book for iPad: Morgantown Jewish Heritage: An Oral History by Edward Gerson

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