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Jacob's Cane

A Jewish Family's Journey from the Four Lands of Lithuania to the Ports of London and Baltimore - A Memoir in Five Generations

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Jacob's Cane: A Jewish Family's Journey from the Four Lands of Lithuania to the Ports of London and Baltimore - A Memoir in Five Generations by Elisa New
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Drawn to an image of her great-grandfathers ornately carved cane, scholar Elisa New embarked on a journey to discover the origins of her precious family heirloom. Treading back across the paths of her ancestors, she travels from Baltimore to the Baltic to London in order to find and understand an immigrant world profoundly affected by modern German culture, from the Enlightenment through the Holocaust. Deeply ambitious in its narrative sweep, Jacobs Cane captures the rich texture of life on several continents as News family searches to establish itself in the tobacco trade. A fascinating history of one familys story of progress, innovation, and struggle, Jacobs Cane will change the way we think about the Jewish American experience.

Author Biography

Elisa New is Professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University. She is the author of The Line's Eye and The Regenerate Lyric. She lives with her husband, Larry Summers, the economist and former president of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Release date Australia
March 4th, 2010
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Pages
336
Illustrations
illustrations
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Basic Books
Dimensions
155x235x33
ISBN-13
9780465015252
Product ID
3867414

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