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1 CD: German-American Biographical Index (Midwest Families)
Don Heinrich Tolzmann
1999, CD, Searchable, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, c300 pp, Heritage Books
This CD contains three volumes by Don Heinrich Tolzmann essential to researchers studying Germans in the Midwest: Ohio Valley German Biographical Index (1992), Ohio Valley German Biographical Index: A Supplement (1993), and Upper Midwest German Biographical Index (1993) [visit our website for a complete listing of the original documents indexed]. Individuals in the indexes are arranged alphabetically by surname; the source is given with each name. More than 14,600 index entries are included.
Price: 22.50 USD

"And Prairie Dogs Weren't Kosher" Jewish Women in the Upper Midwest Since 1855, Linda Mack Schloff

2 "And Prairie Dogs Weren't Kosher" Jewish Women in the Upper Midwest Since 1855
Linda Mack Schloff
256 pages, 85 illustrations, 4 maps, 7 3/4 x 9, paperback, Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint
Linking the personal and the historical, Schloff integrates oral accounts, diaries, letters, and autobiographies with original research and interpretation to shed vital new light on the Jewish experience in America's heartland. The book uses the voices of four generations of Jewish women who settled in Minnesota, the Dakotas, Iowa, and Wisconsin to show how they transported and transformed their cultural and religious life in a region inhabited by few Jews. As the wives of fur traders and homesteaders, storekeepers and professionals, they were the key link in creating Jewish homes and helping their families fit in-often under harsh conditions. But in the process of becoming Jewish Americans, they also carved out new roles for themselves as jobholders, synagogue-builders, and social activists. Chapters focus on Jewish life in the Old Country, immigration and settlement, the challenges of keeping kosher in the new land, work, synagogues, and women's organizations. Each opens with a brief, lucid essay introducing the personal accounts-more than 120 in all-which Schloff drew from a range of previously untapped archives as well as from her own interviews and investigations in Jewish communities throughout the region. Some 85 period photographs vividly accent the text.

About Author
Historian Linda Mack Schloff is director of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, St. Paul.

"Begins to fill a void in American Jewish history and admirably expands our access to the religious, cultural, and social lives of women in the middle of America and their contributions to the larger community."--Nebraska History
Price: 14.95 USD

A Community Transplanted: The Trans-Atlantic Experience of a Swedish Immigrant Settlement in the Upper Middle West, 1835-1915 (Social Demography), Robert C. Ostergren

3 A Community Transplanted: The Trans-Atlantic Experience of a Swedish Immigrant Settlement in the Upper Middle West, 1835-1915 (Social Demography)
Robert C. Ostergren
416 pages, 9 x 6, paperback / softcover, University of Wisconsin Press

“An exceptional work, meticulously researched and woven together with analytic rigor and attention to the particularities of the subject matter. It is written in a style that combines individual narrative histories with systematic empirical inquiry yielding a work that is intellectually sophisticated and at times lyrical. In short, it should not only be read by students of American immigration, but should serve as a model for future research.”—International Migration Review
Price: 26.95 USD


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