• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Going to America, Going to School: The Jewish Immigrant Public School Encounter in Turn-of-the-Century New York City (Hardback)
  • Going to America, Going to School: The Jewish Immigrant Public School Encounter in Turn-of-the-Century New York City (Hardback)
zoom

Going to America, Going to School: The Jewish Immigrant Public School Encounter in Turn-of-the-Century New York City (Hardback)

(author)
£65.00
Hardback 282 Pages / Published: 13/02/1986
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275920302
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
In 1914, more than one and one-half million Eastern European Jews emigrated to the U.S. Virtually all of them passed through or settled in New York City, and for many of them the public schools were the first experience with the larger American society. Brumberg's book chronicles this Jewish immigrant/school encounter in turn-of-the-century New York in a series of interrelated, sharply sketched chapters.... Brumberg's study ... is still of value in a field that invites continuing study. - Choice
Tells the story of the immigrants and of the public school system that rose to the challenge of making them Americans. The book offers an overview of education in Eastern Europe and describes the immigrants' reactions to public education in America. While strongly supportive of the school system, at times the goals of the new arrivals and those of the establishment differed and it is these conflicts which are examined. Also offered is a detailed view of school life in the pre-World War I period. of the forces at play in a major school system, and finally, through interviews, the personal stories of those who were involved as students and as teachers. - American Jewish Life

You may also be interested in...

The Secret Garden
Added to basket
Ecco!
Added to basket
£14.00
Paperback
The Freedom Writers Diary
Added to basket
A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.