By Leonard Rogoff
Keeping in brain the bigger southern, American, and Jewish contexts, Leonard Rogoff considers how the North Carolina Jewish adventure differs from that of Jews in different southern states. He explores how Jews quite often settled in North Carolina's small cities, instead of in its huge towns, and he records the achieve and energy of Jewish North Carolinians' participation in development the recent South and the Sunbelt. Many North Carolina Jews have been between these on the vanguard of a altering South, Rogoff argues, and their reports problem stereotypes of a society that used to be agrarian and Protestant.
More than one hundred twenty five ancient and modern photos supplement Rogoff's enticing epic, delivering a visible landscape of Jewish social, cultural, fiscal, and non secular lifestyles in North Carolina. This quantity is a treasure to proportion and to keep.
Published in organization with the Jewish background starting place of North Carolina, Down Home is a part of a bigger documentary venture of an analogous identify that would comprise a movie and a touring museum exhibition, to be introduced in June 2010.
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A sweeping chronicle of Jewish lifestyles within the Tar Heel nation from colonial instances to the current, this fantastically illustrated quantity contains oral histories, unique historic records, and profiles of attention-grabbing contributors. the 1st finished social historical past of its variety, Down domestic demonstrates that the tale of North Carolina Jews is attuned to the nationwide tale of immigrant acculturation yet has a southern twist.
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Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina by Leonard Rogoff