The Making of An American Jewish Community: The History of Baltimore Jewry from 1773 to 1920

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THE MAKING OF
AN AMERICAN JEWISH
COMMUNITY

the history
of Baltimore Jewry
from
1773 to 1920

By ISAAC M. FEIN

THE JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Philadelphia
5731- 1971

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Contents xv
  • Illustrations xix
  • I - The Pioneering Age: the Colonial Period 1
  • The Economy of Colonial Maryland 3
  • Religion in the Colony 4
  • The First Known Jew in Maryland 7
  • First Baltimore Jews 9
  • Baltimore: A Growing City 12
  • Baltimore: A Growing City 13
  • Baltimore: A Growing City 25
  • Baltimore: A Growing City 36
  • II - The Formative Years: 1830-1855 45
  • Religious Life 47
  • Jewish Education 68
  • Broader Horizons -- Communal Organizations Outside the Synagogue 73
  • In Defense of the Country 75
  • In Defense of the Country 76
  • III - Years of Dissension and Expansion: 1855-1880 79
  • Dissensions 81
  • Expansion 101
  • IV - From Discord to Unity: 1880-1921 139
  • The "Russians" Are Coming 141
  • The Two Worlds 158
  • The Two Worlds 172
  • Epilogue 239
  • Appendix I - Maryland Toleration Act of 1649 245
  • Appendix II - Memorial by Maryland Jews to the General Assembly of Maryland, 1824 249
  • Appendix III - The Maryland "Jew Bill" Introduced on January 5, 1826; Passed on February 26, 1826 252
  • Appendix IV 253
  • Appendix V 255
  • Abbreviations - Used in the Notes and Bibliography 257
  • Notes 259
  • Glossary 317
  • Bibliography 319
  • Index 337
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