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Factionalism and Ethnic Politics in Atlanta German Jews from the Civil War through the Progressive Era

Mark K. Bauman

in Politics and Religion in the White South

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780813123639
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134758 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.003.0003
Factionalism and Ethnic Politics in Atlanta German Jews from the Civil War through the Progressive Era

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This chapter explores the heavy Jewish involvement in factional city politics in Atlanta, Georgia, from the end of the Civil War through the Progressive Era. It highlights the tension between the older German Jews and newer, poorer Russian Jews, and the conflict between the German Jews and both the labor unions and the African Americans. Despite the tensions and conflicts, the German Jews were able to emerge as well-established, politically and commercially savvy and successful in various business ventures.

Keywords: Jews; city politics; Atlanta; Georgia; Civil War; Progressive Era; Russian Jews; African Americans; labor unions

Chapter.  10309 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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