Jew­ish Immi­grants 1880 – 1924: Com­ing to Amer­i­ca Series

Susan E. Haberle
  • Review
By – July 9, 2012

The books in this series of 12 titles explore the his­to­ry of immi­gra­tion to the U.S. by Africans, Chi­nese, French, Ger­man, Greek, Irish, Ital­ian, Japan­ese, Nor­we­gian, Swedish, Dan­ish, and Jew­ish immi­grants. Read­ers learn the rea­sons why the Jews left their home­lands to start a new life in America.The book fol­lows their jour­neys through time lines and maps. The title under review gives a suc­cinct but thor­ough his­to­ry of ear­ly Jew­ish life, reli­gion, and the his­to­ry of anti-Semi­tism dur­ing and after the jour­ney to America. 

The book has many inter­est­ing and use­ful fea­tures, such as his­tor­i­cal pho­tos and illus­tra­tions, maps of immi­gra­tion routes, craft and recipe ideas, side­bars and quo­ta­tions from diaries and oth­er pri­ma­ry sources. Activ­i­ties, bib­lio., gloss., illus­tra­tions, index, maps, pho­tographs. Ages 9 and up.

Bar­bara Sil­ver­man had an M.L.S. from Texas Woman’s Uni­ver­si­ty. She worked as a children’s librar­i­an at the Cor­pus Christi Pub­lic Libraries and at the Cor­pus Christi ISD before retir­ing. She worked as a vol­un­teer at the Astor Juda­ic Library of the Lawrence Fam­i­ly JCC in La Jol­la, CA. Sad­ly, Bar­bara passed away is 2012.

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