By Paul Johnson
A countrywide bestseller, this remarkable 4000 yr survey covers not just Jewish background yet he effect of Jewish genius and mind's eye at the global. through the writer of Modern occasions: the realm From the Twenties to the Eighties.
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54 Others took an even longer railroad trip. 55 Mrs. Salomon, wife of Edward Salomon, governor of the Washington Territory, also came west on the second train to join her husband. 56 In 1875, eleven-year-old Rebekah Bettelheim Kohut, From the Old Country to the New Land | 37 later a prominent New York City Jewish educator and activist, traveled by train with her family from Richmond, Virginia to San Francisco. 57 With the initial railroad route in place, a coach ticket from Omaha to Sacramento at first cost $75 and a first-class ticket $100.
18 Because formal human services sponsored by government as we know them today were virtually nonexistent, at the time women looked to one another for support and assistance, particularly in times of crises or distress. An emphasis on voluntarism and the celebrated individualism that has come to be associated with the West placed the burden of caring for the needy squarely in the private arena. The formation of voluntary associations appears to have been the preferred manner of attacking social ills of all types in the decades before and at the turn of the century before the state took over welfare issues.
24 The new couple sailed to Panama on the appropriately named steamer Arizona, but Rosa probably did not realize how many segments their trip would entail before they actually entered the Southwest. Rosa and Philip crossed overland to the Pacific in a wagon, and once there they boarded the Senator and sailed once again, this time north to San Francisco. ” Several months later in mid-October 1868, Rosa joined Philip in a horsedrawn conveyance, stacked with their supplies, headed for Tucson. She later recalled in her memoirs that “the first night we camped out and I could not sleep on account of the howling of the coyotes.
A History of the Jews by Paul Johnson