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by Lawrence Harmon,Hillel Levine

eBook The Death of an American Jewish Community: A Tragedy of Good Intentions ePub
Author: Lawrence Harmon,Hillel Levine
Language: English
ISBN: 0029138655
ISBN13: 978-0029138656
Publisher: Free Pr; 1st Edition edition (October 1, 1991)
Pages: 370
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 497
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Hillel Levine, a professor of sociology and religion, is the co-author of "The Death of an American Jewish Community" (Free . This book explains in excruciating detail why neighborhoods - and a community died. a very sad reflection of life in Boston.

Hillel Levine, a professor of sociology and religion, is the co-author of "The Death of an American Jewish Community" (Free Press, 1991). He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts. One person found this helpful.

Hillel Levine and Lawrence Harmon believe that their findings may be true . Good book for the locals and others who want to learn more about a slice of life in Boston during the 50's and 60's.

Hillel Levine and Lawrence Harmon believe that their findings may be true for American cities in general.

Hillel Levine, Lawrence Harmon. In this book Levine talks about how the slow fifty years of Jewish settlement in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan was at about 90,000 in 1968 and almost completely overturned in two short years

Hillel Levine, Lawrence Harmon. In this book Levine talks about how the slow fifty years of Jewish settlement in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan was at about 90,000 in 1968 and almost completely overturned in two short years. The spaces the Jews used to live is now taken up by the majority of the city's 120,000 black residents. It is the story of how a group of banks designated certain areas where they would finance houses to minorities for no money down.

Levine and Harmon are sympathetic to the goals of racial integration but are indignant over the brutality and unfairness that accompanied these orchestrations. As much an elegiac memory book of old Jewish Boston as a searing indictment against her killers. THE DEATH OF AN AMERICAN JEWISH COMMUNITY: A Tragedy of Good Intentions.

Hillel Levine and Lawrence Harmon believe that their findings may be true for . Books related to The Death of an American Jewish Community: A Tragedy of Good Intentions. Combines the rigor of good scholarship with the obsessive curiosity of good journalism - J. Anthony Lukas, Author of Common Ground.

The Death Of An American Jewish Community: A Tragedy of Good Intentions, ' with much of its concentration on the policies of banks and real estate interests on ethnic communities in the 1960s, should help fill in the time line and develop an focus on ethnic relations and urban affairs more in the social structural direction. Revisiting a personal experience. com User, January 11, 2007. Being born and raised in the Roxbury/Dorchester section of Boston and being a child whose parents chose to leave, I was quite familiar with the names, dates and places mentioned in the book.

by Levine, Hillel, Harmon, Lawrence, Harmon, Lawrence. Provider: HippoBooks Contact. Book condition guidelines. New (perfect condition). Pages are clean and are not marked by notes, highlighting or fold. Like new (excellent condition)

by Levine, Hillel, Harmon, Lawrence, Harmon, Lawrence. by Levine, Hillel, Harmon, Lawrence, Harmon, Lawrence. Recommend this! Marketplace Prices. Like new (excellent condition). Pages are clean and are not marked by notes, highlighting or folds. Very good (good condition). Pages are intact and may have minimal notes and/or highlighting or folds. Good (clean condition). All pages and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages include notes and/or highlighting.

Complete summary of Lawrence Harmon, Hillel Levine's The Death of an American Jewish . The tragedy is that seemingly well-intentioned philanthropists, business people, religious leaders, and politicians brought about the downfall of this.

Complete summary of Lawrence Harmon, Hillel Levine's The Death of an American Jewish Community. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Death of an American Jewish Community. The tragedy is that seemingly well-intentioned philanthropists, business people, religious leaders, and politicians brought about the downfall of this once thriving community.

However, these opportunities were targetted on Jewish neighbourhoods. This book describes the unfortunate outcome. Recently added by. TempleOrRishon, chrisg92287, jskrones, girlwithsixarms, CongBethIsraelBham, SosnickLibrary, Ohev, PCToledo.

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Tells how making mortgages available to Blacks in Jewish neighborhoods in Boston ended up in disaster
Grari
Boston, the melting pot that never melted. You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy this most enlightening, well written and engaging volume. Having spent my childhood years in Jewish Dorchester amongst quite a few relatives, i always wonder why this section of Boston imploded. Sobering expose of oft not so subtle antisemitism and the greedy self serving machinations of politicians, bankers and real estate interests. Finally I know why Irish Dorchester is still Irish and Jewish Dorchester no longer exists. David Fishetr
Gaiauaco
This is a area in Massachusetts that I was born and raised in, attended school, played as a child married in had two children My husband and I moved out at just the right time. As we both look back with all our old friends tears come to our eyes as what has happened to our home area.This book is written in fact and not in fiction. Hittel Levine has told it as it was
Tegore
This book was very interesting to me because I actually lived through the circumstances that is what happened to the community where I lived. Also there was a complete chapter about the Temple that my family belonged to and the Rabbi who was affiliated to it. It This rabbi is the one who officiated at my wedding. As you can tell this book is extremely interesting as I remembered how my parents ere targeted by the banks and real estate people to where they ended up having to sell the home that I grew up in. The book has caused me to have many different emotions as I read it.I now see myself what caused the shift in demographics in my beloved neighborhood. my parents were of the generation that did not tell the children about these things so I was not aware when the shift was happening. Now I am aware and remember tthe circumstances which led to my parents having to sell and find a new home that they could afford. This book is one that I will keep in my book collection.
Usaxma
Its easy to believe that the status quo is inevitable, that Jews have always lived in faceless suburbs. But this book shows that this is not so--once upon a time there were Jewish neighborhoods just like there are Chinatowns and black neighborhoods today. And it also shows that the status quo isn't just a natural result of the market -- that government "urban renewal" drove blacks out of older neighborhoods into those Jewish neighborhoods, thus spurring Jewish flight. These sorts of places aren't totally extinct--if you want to see a slightly more upscale version of what Blue Hill Avenue must have looked like, visit Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh sometime (I think the major commercial strip is Murray Avenue, but I haven't visited there from some years).
Whiteseeker
I grew up in Boston during the 50's and 60's and never realized as a child and teenager the realities of political life. This book explains in excruciating detail why neighborhoods - and a community died. a very sad reflection of life in Boston.
Kulalbine
A very accurate portrait of what occurred in my old neighborhood
GawelleN
Must reading for those,raised in Ward 14 of Boston's Dorchester district. For others it describes how a Federal government program initiated with good intentions destroyed a safe, stable and flourishing neighborhood.
Very interesting, as I grew up in the neighborhood referenced in the book during the time the narrative was actually taking place. Who knew what was going on behind the scenes? The book does get long and drawn out after a while, however, hence the 3 stars.
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