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Libo, Kenneth

Overview
Works: 29 works in 126 publications in 4 languages and 5,118 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Documentary films  Genealogy  Nonfiction films  Exhibition catalogs  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other, Editor, Collector, Compiler
Classifications: F128.9.J5, 301.45192407471
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kenneth Libo
World of Our Fathers by Irving Howe( Book )

44 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 2,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the Jews of Eastern Europe who emigrated to America during the four decades beginning in the 1880s and the life they made, especially those who settled on the East Side of New York City
How we lived : a documentary history of immigrant Jews in America, 1880-1930 by Irving Howe( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vibrant collection of photographs, drawings, illustrations and texts depicting the experience of immigrant Jews in America from 1880 to 1930. Includes photography by such masters as Jacob Riis and Lewis Hine
We lived there, too : in their own words and pictures--pioneer Jews and the westward movement of America, 1630-1930 by Kenneth Libo( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid portrayal of the Jewish immigrants who went west to forge new and vibrant communities in every comer of the American wilderness. Constructed out of a rich treasury of many hitherto unpublished dairies, memoirs and letters, together with contemporary newspaper articles, photographs and drawings, this real life saga is filled with dramatic reminiscences that display the humor and humanity of the Jewish tradition. Offers an extraordinary view of men and women in action and constitutes a new chapter in the story of the American frontier.--Back cover of paperback ed
The immigrant Jews of New York, 1881 to the present by Irving Howe( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lots of Lehmans : the family of Mayer Lehman of Lehman Brothers : remembered by his descendants( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Center for Jewish History has broken new ground with this richly produced book, unique in concept, content, and format. With candor and wit, fifty-five descendants of Mayer Lehman - youngest of the three founding brothers of Lehman Brothers - vividly portray the German immigrant, his formidable wife Babette, and their seven colorful offspring. Four generations of Lehmans lay bare their family chronicle filled with details and eccentricities that are both poignant and entertaining. As one of America's great German-Jewish financial dynasties, the Lehmans factor significantly into Stephen Birmingham's 1967 book, Our Crowd, which immortalized the great Jewish families of New York in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries."--Jacket
All in a lifetime : a personal memoir by John Langeloth Loeb( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World of our fathers : the journey of the East European Jews to America and the life they found and made there by Irving Howe( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Book Award–winning, New York Times–bestselling history of Yiddish-speaking immigrants on the Lower East Side and beyond. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, two million Jewish immigrants poured into America, leaving places like Warsaw or the Russian shtetls to pass through Ellis Island and start over in the New World. This is a "brilliant" account of their stories (The New York Times). Though some moved on to Philadelphia, Chicago, and other points west, many of these new citizens settled in New York City, especially in Manhattan's teeming tenements. Like others before and after, they struggled to hold on to the culture and community they brought from their homelands, all the while striving to escape oppression and find opportunity. They faced poverty and crime, but also experienced the excitement of freedom and previously unimaginable possibilities. Over the course of decades, from the 1880s to the 1920s, they were assimilated into the great melting pot as the Yiddish language slowly gave way to English; work was found in sweatshops; children were sent to both religious and secular schools; and, for the lucky ones, the American dream was attained—if not in the first generation, then by the second or third. Nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, World of Our Fathers explores the many aspects of this time and place in history, from the political to the cultural. In this compelling American story, Irving Howe addresses everything from the story of socialism, the hardships of the ghetto, and the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that killed scores of garment workers to the "Borscht Belt" resorts of the Catskills in colorful and dramatic detail. Both meticulously researched and lively, it is "a stirring evocation of the adventure and trauma of migration" (Newsweek)
The Seixas-Kursheedts and the rise of Early American Jewry by Kenneth Libo( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Be-ʻiḳvot Ḳolombus : Yehudim ba-Ameriḳah, 1654-1880( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in Hebrew and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From inside to outside "Our Crowd" : the Lehman family from Bavaria to Alabama to Wall Street to the U.S. Senate by Kenneth Libo( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Obermayers : a history of a Jewish family in Germany and America, 1618-2009 by Kenneth Libo( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Obermayer (1886-1984), son of Hermann Obermayer (1829-1897) and Veronika Lehmann (1851-1928), was born in Scotia, Illinois. He married Julia Sinsheimer (1900-1996), daughter of Joseph Sinsheimer (1869-1950) and Helmina Oberndoerfer (1869-1916). They had three children. Ancestors, descendants and relatives lived mainly in Germany, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Israel
How we lived, 1880-1930 : a Documentary History of Immigrant Jews in America by Irving Howe( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vibrant collection of photographs, drawings, illustrations and texts depicting the experience of immigrant Jews in America from 1880 to 1930. Includes photography by such masters as Jacob Riis and Lewis Hine
The Forward : from immigrants to Americans by Marlene Booth( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the world's most successful Yiddish-language newspaper and its special role in the lives of millions
How We Lived ; A Documentary History of Immigrant Jews in America by Irving Howe( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merchant princes : an intimate history of Jewish families who built great department stores by Leon A Harris( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Merchant princes reveals the exciting stories of many of America's great Jewish storekeeping families ..."--Jacket
Be-ʻiḳvot Ḳolombus : Yehudim be-Ameriḳah, 1654-1880( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Be-ʻiqqevôt Qôlûmbûs : yehûdîm be-Amērîqā, 1654-1880 = In the footsteps of Columbus( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fu bei de shi jie : dong Ou Youtai ren yi min Meiguo yi ji ta men fa xian yu chuang zao sheng huo de li cheng by Irving Howe( )

1 edition published in 1995 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thomas Jefferson's letter on religious freedom by Kenneth Libo( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

All in A Lifetime John Loeb & Francis Lehman Loeb by Kenneth Libo( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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World of Our Fathers
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Lots of Lehmans : the family of Mayer Lehman of Lehman Brothers : remembered by his descendantsWorld of our fathers : the journey of the East European Jews to America and the life they found and made thereThe Seixas-Kursheedts and the rise of Early American JewryThe Obermayers : a history of a Jewish family in Germany and America, 1618-2009Merchant princes : an intimate history of Jewish families who built great department stores
Alternative Names
Kenneth Libo American historian

Kenneth Libo historien américain

Libo, Ḳenet

ליבו, קנת

Languages
English (110)

Hebrew (4)

German (1)

Chinese (1)