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FROM SELLING RAGS TO WEARING RICHES: GERMAN JEWS' ECONOMIC PROGRESS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

dc.contributor.advisorRozenblit, Marsha L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRevzin, Naomi Tischleren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-03T05:33:00Z
dc.date.available2010-07-03T05:33:00Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/10443
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates how mainstream German Jews in the first half of the nineteenth century moved from the edges of society into the German economic middle class, as their marginal occupations, especially petty commerce and peddling, inadvertently positioned them to be at the forefront of German industrialization. The narratives of Jewish businessmen, combined with articles in two Jewish newspapers, indicate that Jewish entrepreneurs of that period continued to focus on commerce and were well positioned to take advantage of niche opportunities that the German gentile population overlooked. The study also showed how these Jewish businessmen publicly supported artisanry and the German guild system, as they simultaneously used their master certifications to start their own businesses. It reveals how Jewish businessmen's thinking changed, as they moved from marginal to mainstream and impacted the way they conducted business, as they moved from selling rags to wearing riches.en_US
dc.titleFROM SELLING RAGS TO WEARING RICHES: GERMAN JEWS' ECONOMIC PROGRESS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURYen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentJewish Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledJewish Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEconomicen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGermanen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledJewsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrollednineteenthen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledProgressen_US


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