Becoming American, Remaining Jewish: The Story of Wilmington, Delaware's First Jewish Community, 1879-1924

by Toni Young


Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore series

Hardback • 2000 • $95.00
ISBN: 978-1611491890

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Wilmington’s first permanent Jewish community began as a collection of less than 100 Jews in 1879 and grew to a community of over 4000 people by the early 1920s when the immigration laws changed, and growth slowed down. This in-depth study of one community’s success in preserving Jewish values and becoming American will provide insights for all readers interested in exploring questions of identity and community today. Illustrated.