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Author Srebrnik, Henry Felix.

Title Dreams of nationhood : American Jewish communists and the Soviet Birobidzhan project, 1924-1951 / Henry Felix Srebrnik.

Imprint Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 289 pages) : illustrations
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Series Jewish identities in post modern society
Jewish identities in post modern society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-282) and index.
Contents Introduction: American Jews, communism, the ICOR and Birobidzhan -- The formation of Ambijan -- The people's delegation and the popular front, 1935-1939 -- Wartime aid to the Soviet Union: the ICOR -- Wartime aid to the Soviet Union: Ambijan -- The postwar orphans' campaign and the Ambijan-ICOR merger -- The glory years, 1946-1948 -- Ambijan and the creation of israel -- The gathering storm: McCarthyism, cold war, and decline -- Islands of resistance, 1949-1950 -- Conclusion: from hope to hoax.
Summary The American Jewish Communist movement played a major role in the politics of Jewish communities in cities such as Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia, as well as in many other centers, between the 1920s and the 1950s. Making extensive use of Yiddish-language books, newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets, and other materials, Dreams of Nationhood traces the ideological and material support provided to the Jewish Autonomous Region of Birobidzhan, located in the far east of the Soviet Union, by two American Jewish Communist-led organizations, the ICOR and the American Birobidzhan Committee. By providing a detailed historical examination of the political work of these two groups, the book makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of twentieth century Jewish life in the United States.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Language English.
Subject Icor.
Jews -- United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Jewish communists -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Communism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Birobidzhan (Russia) -- History.
Evreskaia avtonomnaia oblast (Russia) -- History.
Communistes juifs -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
Communisme -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Jewish communists
Jews -- Politics and government
Russia (Federation) -- Birobidzhan
Russia (Federation) -- Evreskaia avtonomnaia oblast
United States
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History
Other Form: Print version: Srebrnik, Henry Felix. Dreams of nationhood. Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2010 9781936235117 (DLC) 2010024428 (OCoLC)639167535
ISBN 9781618110114 (electronic bk.)
161811011X (electronic bk.)
9781618116871 (electronic bk.)
1618116878 (electronic bk.)
9781936235117 (hardback)
1936235110 (hardback)
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CHNEW 001021655
GBVCP 103056163X

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