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By Robert V. Remini

To be had in paperback for the 1st time, those 3 volumes characterize the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. quantity One covers the position Jackson performed in America's territorial enlargement, bringing to lifestyles a posh personality who has usually been noticeable easily as a rough-hewn kingdom common. quantity lines Jackson's senatorial occupation, his presidential campaigns, and his first management as President. The 3rd quantity covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty concerns with which he was once confronted: the nullification situation, the tragic elimination of the Indians past the Mississippi River, the mounting violence in the course of the state over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.

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But for immigrants without the personal connections or language skills to seek employment on their own, or who could not qualify for a loan or credit because of ethnic discrimination or lack of assets, these might be their sole options. 40 The presence of a few Jewish whiskeymen in a city could have a profound effect on the occupational choices of other local Jews. Isaac Wolfe Bernheim entered the whiskey trade in this fashion, by finding opportunity with Bloom and Loeb. 41 The surest line to a job, in any field, was through family ties.

36 But their presence in American viticulture proved short-lived. Domestic wine production in the United States dried up almost entirely during the late 1880s, when an agricultural ailment that destroyed vineyards all over the world decimated Southern California’s wine industry. Dreyfus died in 1886, just as the extent of the crisis was becoming apparent. 37 Thus a brief phase of American Jewish participation in the wine industry, kosher or otherwise, ended. The next phase would begin not long after, when domestic wine grape production bounced back at the same time as eastern European Jewish immigration at the turn of the century radically transformed the American Jewish population and heightened the demand for traditional Jewish consumer goods.

59 But generally speaking, reformers (and Reformers) created a version of Judaism, and of Jewish identity, that its practitioners proudly considered modern, rational, and dignified enough to stand alongside mainstream American Protestantism. 60 The Young Men’s Hebrew Association also responded to nineteenth-century American Jews’ desire to participate more fully in American life. Modeled after the Young Men’s Christian Association and similarly inspired by Victorian ideas about manliness, morality, and leisure, the YMHA offered literary and educational events and promoted vigorous physical exercise.

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