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Cowan, Neil M.

Overview
Works: 2 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 727 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Oral histories 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Neil M Cowan
Our parents' lives : the Americanization of Eastern European Jews by Neil M Cowan( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account, based on interviews, of the experiences of East European Jewish immigrants and of their children (born between 1895-1915), emphasizing the traumas of antisemitism in Eastern Europe and of the demands of assimilation in the USA. Ch. 1 (pp. 3-38), "Dangerous Just to Be: Life in the Old Country, " discusses relations with Gentile neighbors and servants and the dangers of pogroms and attacks by antisemitic ruffians. Also mentions attacks on Jewish children in immigrant quarters in the U.S. and antisemitism in the school system
Our parents' lives : Jewish assimilation and everyday life by Neil M Cowan( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Our parents' lives : Jewish assimilation and everyday life
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English (14)