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Jewish Communities on the Ohio River: A History

Amy Hill Shevitz


When westward expansion began in the early nineteenth century, the Jewish population of the United States was only 2,500. As Jewish immigration surged over the century between 1820 and 1920, Jews began to find homes in the Ohio River Valley. This book chronicles the settlement and evolution of Jewish communities in small towns on both banks of the river; towns such as East Liverpool and Portsmouth, Ohio, Wheeling, West Virginia, and Madison, Indiana. Though not large, these communities influenced American culture and history by helping to develop the Ohio River Valley while transforming Judais ... More

Keywords: Jews, United States, Ohio River Valley, American culture, Jewish experience, religious pluralism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780813124308
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124308.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy Hill Shevitz, author