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Peddlers and Merchants on the Southwest Frontier, 1850-1880

by Floyd S. Fierman The designation “Southwest” covers a broad swath. To some people it would include all of Texas, Oklahoma, Utah and Colorado, as well as New Mexico and Arizona. The subject matter under discussion in this paper shall encompass only West Texas, New Mexico and

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Max Gruenberg, Longtime Jewish Lawmaker of Alaska

Max Gruenberg Values Codes H – I – E – P   Max Gruenberg was born in 1943, in San Francisco He attended Stanford University and the Law School of UCLA. While at UCLA, Max Gruenberg founded the Alaska Law Review. While a legislative assistant to Senator

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“Jews in the News” in the State of Washington, 1885 to 1915 – From Primary Resources Soon Afterwards

“Jews in the News” Word from Walla Walla, Washington Territory, 1885 Once a year, that is at Rosh Hashanah, the Jews here congregate in the Odd Fellows Hall, where they hold services and atone for all their sins until after Yom Kippur, when they begin again sinning

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Food & Faith: Omaha Jewish Women’s Voluntarism – Dances, Fairs, Bazaars & Charitable Cookbooks, 1882 – 1928, First of a Series

Food and Faith: Omaha Jewish Women’s Voluntarism – Dances, Fairs, Bazaars & Charitable Cookbooks, 1882-1928 Part 1 of 6 by Oliver B. Pollak “I will favor your land with rain at the proper season—rain in autumn and rain in spring—and you will have an ample harvest of grain

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Endnotes for Articles in Western States Jewish History Journal, Volume 51, Issue No. 1

Endnotes, Volume 51, Issue #1   “Is Your Blood Red, White and Blue?”  by Cantor Jonathan L. Friedmann (1) Richard Striner, Woodrow Wilson and World War I: A Burden Too Great to Bear (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014), 7. See also Kathleen M. Dalton, “Making Biographical

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“Is Your Blood Red, White and Blue?” World War I Recruitment Songs in Los Angeles

by Jonathan L. Friedmann The United States was slow to enter World War I. President Woodrow Wilson’s Democrat Party was staunchly antiwar, and war planning was anathema to most Americans, despite the urging of prominent “warmongers,” among them former president, Theodore Roosevelt.(1) Outside of Anglophile circles, which

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